Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Psychological Science

This five-year double degree prepares you to work in fields where law, psychology and mental health intersect. You'll study topics like criminal law, the relationship between mental disorder and criminal responsibility, social psychology and psychological intervention. You'll have access to over 20 psychology subjects and the chance to complete a subject on Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning from specialists at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC). You'll also be able to attend regular guest lectures from expert researchers and practitioners, building your understanding of the biological and social aspects of human behaviour. Through your law studies, you'll gain practical experience through our judicial mentoring program that allows you to spend a semester shadowing a judge or magistrate. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws and subjects from our Global Business Law program at a postgraduate level. Your subjects will also help you build practical legal skills in advocacy, mediation and negotiation. Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, we recommend transferring to the Melbourne Campus to complete your degree with a wider selection of subjects. Law electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter schools.

  • Qualification
    LB/PSY
  • Study mode
    Part-time on campus
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
    2018-06-30