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

Course Code: 833AA
Course Version: 4
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Psychology
School of Law & Justice
UAC Code: 365163
CRICOS Code: 054144D
Lowest Selection Rank: 87.9
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.

Explore the legalities of psychology

Combine the study of the mind and human behaviour with a fully accredited law degree, and you’ll open up an insightful world of professional opportunities that will arm you with the crucial advocacy abilities that epitomise socially and ethically responsible practice.

Analyse the theoretical and historical contexts of the legal sphere, explore a variety of law subjects (contract, criminal, constitutional and the like), and participate in advanced research projects that will expedite your skill-set to an advanced level.

Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and the Australian Psychological Society (APS), your psychology studies will allow you to gain a solid grounding in topics like cognition, psychopathology and biological behaviour, and give you to the tools to instigate practical solutions to problems within various social and economic contexts.

Recognised by the Supreme Court of the ACT and NSW? Tick. Opportunities for international law internships? Tick. A job description as a legal practitioner, development coach or policy advisor? Case closed.

Combine a Bachelor of Science in Psychology / Bachelor of Laws at UC and you will:

  • gain a fully accredited law degree
  • 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.

Work-integrated learning

In this course, you can undertake a workplace internship as part of the Faculty of Health’s commitment to supporting work-integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Science in Psychology / Bachelor of Law graduates in a range of sectors, including as a:

  • Legal Practitioner
  • Policy Officer
  • Solicitor
  • Development Coach
  • HR Consultant
  • Policy Advisor
  • Social Researcher
  • Management Consultant

Course specific information

Applicants must attain the published ATAR score or its equivalent.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government and Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 - Reception counter) or Email BGLCourseConveners@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN 1800 864 226
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Attainment of the published ATAR or its equivalent.

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to 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

Awards

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

Alternate Exit Awards

Diploma of Justice Studies Associate Degree of Justice Studies 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

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.
      Research: The unit is research focused. Attendance at regular classes in not required, however on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $30,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


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.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Graduates will have a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law, suitable for entering the legal profession or undertaking other careers involving legal work. The course will provide students with a program of study and learning to satisfy the academic requirements for admission to legal practice. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism
Students will also undertake an in depth study of selected areas of law, including the Priestly 11 units, and in chosen law electives, with an emphasis on commercial law and/or justice studies. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism
In addition to the above, students graduating with Honours will have developed the ability to independently identify and provide solutions to complex legal problems. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism
Knowledge and understanding of the core topics in the discipline of Psychology, as required by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Analysis and Enquiry
Knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis of the discipline of Psychology. Knowledge of the research methods used by psychologists and ability to apply these methods to design and conduct studies, analyse and interpret results and write research reports Analysis and Enquiry;
Problem solving;
Communication
Ability to apply knowledge of the scientific method in a critical way to problems related to behaviour and mental processes, and the ability to distinguish scientific from other forms of evidence Analysis and Enquiry;
Problem solving
Understanding and application of values, research and professional ethics in psychological research and other professional contexts. Professionalism and social responsibility;
Working independently and with others
Ability to write a research report using APA conventions. Ability to effectively communicate orally in a variety of formats. Communication;
Working independently and with others
Ability to apply knowledge of psychology to a wide variety of areas. Capacity for ongoing independent learning, to sustain personal and professional development Professionalism and social responsibility;
Working independently and with others

Course Duration

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

Honours

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. (i) To be eligible to undertake studies at honours level, a student must achieve at least a credit average in all law units undertaken at the University of Canberra, this being determined by averaging their scores in all eligible subjects. Eligible Units: Eligible Units are those which count towards the Entry GPA and Honours GPA. Eligible Units are: - Any Law unit done which counts towards your LLB (i.e., not the subjects going only towards the non-law degree if you are enrolled in a double degree. If you are enrolled in a straight LLB, your open electives are not counted). - This includes Units for which you receive Advanced Standing, whether done at UC or elsewhere. - Where you have done extra subjects which may count, e.g. more than the required amount of law electives, your best results will be counted. (ii) Law Honours has 12 credit points of research-related units. These are made up of: - Legal Methods and Skills (3cp) - Advanced Legal Research and Writing (Honours) (3cp) - Law Honours (6cp) (iii) The degree of Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with first or second class honours. Following submission of an Honours thesis as part of the unit Law Honours, students must show a Good performance by receiving a minimum of a Credit in the 6 credit point restricted choice unit Law Honours. Calculating the final class of honours: Law degrees with Honours are awarded in the following classes depending on the Honours GPA obtained and the standard of the Honours Thesis. First Class: Showing an exceptional performance by both an Honours GPA of at least 6 and a mark of 80 and above in the honours component of your assessment Second Class - Division I: Showing a Very Good performance by both an Honours GPA of at least 5.5 and a mark of 73 and above in the honours component of your assessment Second Class - Division II: Showing a Good performance by both an Honours GPA of at least 5 and a mark of 65 and above in the Honours component of your assessment Calculating the Honours GPA GPAs are calculated by using the University?s system. The Unit Law Honours will be weighted as 30% for the purposes of calculating the Honours GPA. Units used in the Honours GPA are as described in ?Eligible units? above for entry to the Honours component of the course. Note that marks are not automatically rounded up for purposes of Honours. Thus 4.99 does not become 5.00. Where your final mark is within two marks of the next level of honours, or of achieving honours at all (e.g. a 4.8 is rounded up to 5.0), you can apply in writing to have your honours result upgraded. This will be determined by the Law Program Manager and the Law Honours Unit Convener, taking into account your academic record and any mitigating circumstances which may have affected your academic performance.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Diploma of Justice Studies, Associate Degree of Justice Studies.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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