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Combine psychology and law

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

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.

2021 Year 12 entry

To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program.

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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.

Key features

  • 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

Mode

On Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 

Duration11 semesters (3 years 8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaLaw, Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling
Program codeHL-21055
CRICOS code093921M
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

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 the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $17,360* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $15,560* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $190,960
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $171,160

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 most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
Min ATARMin OPMin IB
85830

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 2020.

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

2021 Year 12 Entry

To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.

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

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Future outcomes

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.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as the equivalent of three years’ university training in psychology.

 

Further study

When you finish your Bachelor of Laws degree, you will normally apply for the postgraduate professional qualification, the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PLT) to be eligible to apply for registration as a legal practitioner.

I recently graduated with a double degree in psychological science and laws, and what a wild and wonderful ride it was. People often widen their eyes and drop their jaws when I tell them my degree combination. “Wow, that’s a lot on your plate” is a common reaction. My degrees were challenging and rewarding in all the best ways. I loved seeing where they overlap and where they are starkly different. I enjoyed and treasured every minute of my time at Bond. Looking back, I would not change my degrees or my choice of university for the world. The calibre of academic support and mentorship is second to none, and the social scenes are better than I ever imagined.

Georgia Roberts Bachelor of Psychological Science / Bachelor of Laws

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