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Bachelor of Science in Psychology/ Bachelor of Laws - SCSC01

Course Code: SCSC01
Course Version: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Psychology
School of Law & Justice
UAC Code: 365165
CRICOS Code: 099014J
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. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Explore the insightful world of mind and matters

Combine the study of the mind and human behaviour with a fully accredited law degree, and you’ll open an insightful and intellectually stimulating world of professional opportunities.
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.

Your law studies will provide opportunities to study the theoretical and historical contexts of the legal sphere, explore a variety of law subjects (contract, constitutional and more), develop the advocacy abilities of a socially and ethically responsible clinical and legal practitioner and participate in advanced research projects that will expedite your skill-set to an advanced level.

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

What’s more, UC’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Laws allows students to fast-track their studies during winter term and, in their final year of study, begin their Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

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

  • get a solid grounding in all areas of psychology, including learning, cognition, social and developmental psychology, psychopathology, perception, biological bases of behaviour and statistics
  • gain a fully accredited law degree and a broad theoretical, historical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law, suitable for entering the legal profession, becoming an advocate, or undertaking related careers
  • find practical solutions for legal problems within various social and economic contexts
  • fine-tune your ability to present ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
  • specialise, through electives, in selected areas of law with an emphasis on commercial law.
  • have opportunities to travel while you study, to places such as the US, the UK, Malaysia, Singapore or Thailand
  • be able to apply your knowledge and skills to analyse and solve legal problems, undertake complex legal research tasks, reflect upon ethical issues and make suggestions for law reform.

Career opportunities

Clinical practitioner, development coach, consultant, researcher, barrister, solicitor, policy adviser, advocate… UC’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Bachelor of Laws will open doors to a broad range of career options (and give you the potential to earn a healthy salary). Graduates will have the accredited skills and qualifications required to explore clinical and legal careers in or alongside:


  • the courts
  • law firms
  • counselling and coaching services
  • private legal or clinical practice
  • government and the public sector, including as in-house counsel, policy advisor, and legislative drafting and law reform
  • the community sector, such as community legal work, counselling and professional advocacy the not-for-profit sector
  • teaching, professional training and research.


Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page:

Assumed Knowledge


Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

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 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.

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

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Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
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Course Duration

Standard 5 year full time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.


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

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