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Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Laws - 833AA

Course Code: 833AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Psychology
Canberra Law School
CRICOS Code: 054144D
Selection Rank: 90.00
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 6.5, with no band score below 6.0. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.

A law degree with human insight 

The Double Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Laws offers a unique blend of skills which will help you excel in either profession. 

Science in psychology is the study of human behaviour, thoughts and feelings while law is the system of rules which regulates the actions of our society. The combination of these two degrees opens up a world of possibilities and professional opportunities. 

You will investigate applied psychology and research in human behaviour and mental processes while also working towards a fully accredited law degree. 

If you choose to go into law you will have an insight into your clients and oppositions behaviour, while if you choose to continue on to do your Master of Clinical Psychology and become a psychologist, you will have a unique understanding of the laws that regulate our country and in turn your clients and practice. 

Combine a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Bachelor of Laws at UC to: 

  • gain a fully accredited law degree
  • participate in research-led teaching methods that facilitate the adventure of learning law
  • learn to find practical solutions for legal problems within various social and economic contexts
  • learn the theory and history of law and integrate your knowledge with new advocacy abilities and legal skills
  • recognise and respect your social and ethical responsibilities
  • get a solid grounding in all areas of psychology including: learning, cognition, social and developmental psychology, psychopathology, perception, biological bases of behaviour and statistics. 

Study opportunities 

There are opportunities for law internships and international study through linkages with law firms, governments and universities overseas. 

Admission Requirements

Attainment of the published ATAR or its equivalent.

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to assumed knowledge entries for individual courses.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Laws LLB
Bachelor of Science in Psychology BSc Psych

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Science in Psychology Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies Bachelor of Laws

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Professional Accreditation

Accredited by the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council (APAC) and approved by the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

This program is recognised by the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and the State of New South Wales. Through mutual recognition, UC's degree may serve as the basis for admission in all Australian jurisdictions. Through a program offered in conjunction with the College of Law, students may (in their final year of the Bachelor of Laws at UC) begin their Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course that qualifies for them for admission. Arrangements exist for students to articulate into programs leading to admission in the UK and the United States.

Graduate Employment

Graduation from this course provides outstanding employment opportunities and high starting salaries.

Special Class Delivery Details

This course features small class sizes, highly qualified staff, state-of-the art facilities, including on-campus and remote access to all the major online legal databases.

Course Duration

Standard ten semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty-four semesters.


The degree of Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with first or second class honours. Requirements are specified in the Determination of Course Particulars for the Bachelor of Laws.High performing students may also be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Honours) course.


Opportunities exist for law internships.

International Exchange Opportunities

There are opportunities for law internships and international study through linkages with law firms, governments and overseas universities.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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