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Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Laws

Undergraduate | SCU-PSL-DEG | 2024

A double degree in law and psychology

A broad exploration of the Australian legal system and human behaviour. You’ll complete core subjects in law and psychology and add electives to suit your career aspirations. Opens opportunities to work at the junction of law, psychology and mental health.

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Study method
100% online study with practicum placement
100% online
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4 years full time or part time equivalent
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Bachelor of Psychological Science, Bachelor of Laws

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Career opportunities

Employment opportunities exist as barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas in private, corporate, or government organisations. There is a range of career opportunities in government departments, particularly those connected with health, social and disability services, youth services, corrective services, the armed services, research agencies and in education. Graduates may also pursue further training to become a registered clinical psychologist with career options in health services, education, research and more.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Laws is accredited with the the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) and fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible to practise as a lawyer. 

Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should check with the relevant country’s admission body to confirm their practising requirements.

The optional subject ‘LEGL2012 – Mediation Practice and Procedure’, meets the training and assessment threshold requirements as specified in the National Mediator Accreditation System. As such, Southern Cross University is recognised as an Education and Training Provider Member of the Mediation Standards Board. Upon successful completion of the unit, students may apply to a Registered Mediation Accreditation Body (RMAB) to finalise their accreditation.

The course also has Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accreditation for entrance into postgraduate training. 

Career outlook

Over $120K
Health and Welfare Services Managers:
Over $120K
Intelligence and Policy Analysts:
$93K to $120K
Unknown average
Policy and Planning Managers:
Over $120K
Psychologists and Psychotherapists:
$93K to $120K
$75K to $93K

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