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Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Science

  • ID:GU610009
  • Level:5-Year Combined Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C).

English Requirement s

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5

  • OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no score less than 22)

  • OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 185 (no score less than 176) on C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 65 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 58.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

Combining law with psychological science will give you a unique skill set that will prepare you for work either in the community sector or in commerce and industry. You will also develop analytical, research and communication skills.

Law component

Griffith Law School offers a professional legal curriculum that focuses on core areas of legal practice and the legal skills that lawyers must have. You will have the opportunity to choose law electives based on your interests, including clinical courses that emphasise practical legal skills, insights and experience.

You will make connections between law and ethics, legal theory, Indigenous issues, and internationalisation. You will also develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work.

You will take courses that cover areas such as Crime, Contracts, Property, Corporate Law, Torts and Theories of Law.

If you complete the five Canadian Law courses, you will eligible for entry into the legal profession in Canada's common law provinces, when accompanied by a Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

Psychological Science component

You will learn how to apply psychological theories to topics such as thinking and perceiving, motivation, stress, health, criminal activity, and group behaviour. You will also learn how to evaluate and understand tests that measure intellectual, behavioural and emotional states. You will develop interpersonal and communication skills and learn about the principles of counselling and core areas of psychology. You will learn how to help people with personal, health, vocational and social difficulties.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Foundations of Law - 1031LAW
  • Contracts 1 - 1029LAW
  • Introduction to Psychology 1 - 1001PSY
  • Interpersonal Skills - 1008PSY
  • Global Law - 1028LAW
  • Contracts 2 - 1030LAW
  • Introduction to Psychology 2 - 1002PSY
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology - 1003PSY

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Crime 1 - 2019LAW
  • Torts 1 - 2021LAW
  • Psychology in Professional Contexts - 1011PSY
  • Experimental Design and Analysis - 2000PSY
  • Crime 2 - 2020LAW
  • Torts 2 - 2022LAW
  • Counselling Skills - 1018PSY
  • Cognitive Psychology - 2006PSY

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Property 1 - 3014LAW
  • Constitutional Law - 3016LAW
  • Biological Psychology - 2007PSY
  • Developmental Psychology - 2015PSY
  • Property 2 - 3015LAW
  • Administrative Law - 3017LAW
  • Group Facilitation and Coaching Skills - 2018PSY
  • Social and Cultural Psychology - 2008PSY

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

  • Equity and Trusts - 4024LAW
  • Evidence - 5194LAW
  • Survey Design and Analysis - 3003PSY
  • Behaviour Change Skills - 3018PSY
  • Corporations and Associations - 4025LAW
  • Listed Law elective
  • Psychological Assessment of Individual Differences - 3006PSY
  • Abnormal Psychology - 3009PSY

Year 5

You must complete the following courses:

  • Civil Procedure - 5210LAW
  • Listed Law electives
  • Theories of Law - 7795LAW
  • Listed Law electives

Year 6

You must complete the following courses:

  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility in Practice - 7793LAW
  • Listed Law elective
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

A law degree from Griffith University is your passport to the world and is recognised as a qualifying degree for admission into the legal profession in many countries around the world.

You will be prepared for work in community legal centres or in other support organisations and in business organisations. You will also be well positioned to seek a career in forensic psychology.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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