Combine psychology and law
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In a world that is constantly changing, employers require graduates with a dynamic skill set and knowledge in an array of areas. A Bachelor of Psychological Science/ Bachelor of Laws at Bond, equips graduates with the opportunity to specialise in psychology while undertaking combined studies in law.
Learn from industry professionals
At Bond, our academics have a wealth of knowledge and industry experience. Our academics ensure students are equipped with a dynamic skill set and are committed to advancing their knowledge. By undertaking the combined Bachelor of Psychological Science/ Bachelor of Laws program, students will be exposed to legal research, legal writing, oral communication and advocacy, ethics, and an array of areas in psychology.
- Combine studies in Psychology and Law
- Small class sizes and personalised approach to learning
- Graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees
About the program
The Bachelor of Psychological Science provides students with a scientific understanding of normal psychological processes such as memory, learning, motivation, psychobiology, personality, emotion, developmental psychology and social relationships, as well as training in abnormal psychology. A basic understanding of these topics is acquired across the two introductory subjects before a greater depth of coverage is undertaken within the advanced second and third level subjects. Show more
The Bachelor of Psychological Science provides students with a scientific understanding of normal psychological processes such as memory, learning, motivation, psychobiology, personality, emotion, developmental psychology and social relationships, as well as training in abnormal psychology. A basic understanding of these topics is acquired across the two introductory subjects before a greater depth of coverage is undertaken within the advanced second and third level subjects. Students also participate in laboratory work and are introduced to the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics. To underpin the scientific nature of the discipline, students receive training in a range of data analytic techniques and research methods used by psychologists. The program is designed to equip graduates with the basic scientific grounding and theoretical understanding required for advanced level studies.
The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. It provides students with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialisation. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Bachelor of Laws provides an engaging learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. Show less
|Duration||11 semesters (3 years 8 months)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||Law, Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Bachelor of Psychological Science/ Bachelor of Laws enables you to graduate with two undergraduate degrees. The combined degree provides you with the professional outcomes and opportunities of both individual degrees. Please refer to the individual programs for professional outcomes.
Completing this combined program will provide opportunities for a range of careers in private, government and not for profit sectors. Graduates may seek to practise law whilst utilising a foundational understanding of health and psychological sciences, or employ their understanding of psychology to work in industries with a background in compliance, regulation and intellectual property.
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as the equivalent of three years’ university training in psychology.
View the Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Laws - Program Structure and Sequencing for all semesters of commencement.
Bachelor of Laws with Honours
Students may be eligible for Honours. Please see the Law Honours / Distinction information page for eligibility requirements.
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2020 fees: $17,360 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
- 2021 fees: $17,560 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
To support students during the economic crisis created by the current pandemic, financial aid will be provided to students in Semester 2 in 2020. This is in the form of a one-off tuition fee relief, which will be a 20% reduction in Semester 2 tuition fees. For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
The following table provides comparative information for those domestic students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2019.
|ATAR based offers only, across all offer rounds||ATAR (OP in QLD)|
(Excluding adjustment factors)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
|Highest rank to receive an offer||OP2/ATAR 97||97|
|Median rank to receive an offer||OP4/ATAR 94||94|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||OP5/ATAR 92||92|
Visit our Faculty of Society & Design student profile and Faculty of Law student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2019.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information