2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Psychological Science - Bachelor of Laws | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Psychological Science - Bachelor of Laws



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

Autumn / Spring

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 751215


Students may enrol in a double degree course with the Bachelor of Laws. Study in another academic discipline allows students to recognise how law functions in social, economic, technical, environmental and scientific contexts. The Bachelor of Psychological Science - Bachelor of Laws degree provides an opportunity for students to combine their interest in law with behavioural sciences.

For the first year of the double degree, students enrol in law subjects prescribed in the table listed below. The first year of the LLB must be completed full time, except where approval is given on equity grounds. In the following four years of the degree, students enrol in subjects from the Law, Psychological Science and General schedules.

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree.  Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes which are common and consolidated in this double degree ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts;
  2. Apply critical analysis to complex issues;
  3. Investigate, evaluate and interpret research sources and their application to different disciplines;
  4. Communicate effectively to a range of audiences through a range of mediums. 

Please refer to the Undergraduate Course Handbook page of each individual degree for a comprehensive list of course learning outcomes.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Bachelor of Psychological Science - Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must successfully complete at least 234 credit points, comprised of:

  1. All compulsory Law subjects as set out in the Course Program below;
  2. 30 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule - see Bachelor of Law (Graduate Entry);
  3. 78 credit points of Psychology subjects in accordance with the table below;
  4. A minimum of 12 credit points of elective subjects from the Psychological Science degree or General Schedule.

Note:  Students in this degree are not required to take LHA 101.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
LLB1100Foundations of Law6
LLB1115Legal Skills6
LLB1120Law of Contract A6
LLB1130Criminal Law and Procedure A6
LLB1160Interpreting the Law6
LLB1170Law of Contract B6
LLB1180Criminal Law and Procedure B6
LLB1197Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility6
Year 2
LLB2220Property Law6
LLB2230Administrative Law6
LLB2270Equity and Trusts6
LLB2280Constitutional Law6
PSYC120Critical Thinking and Communication Skills in Psychology6
PSYC121Foundations of Psychology A6
PSYC122Foundations of Psychology B6
PSYC123Research Methods and Statistics6
6 credit point elective from the Bachelor of Psychological Science or General Schedule
Year 3
LLB2225Advanced Legal Skills6
LLB2240Law of Torts6
LLB3397Legal Internship3
PSYC236Cognition and Perception6
PSYC250Quantitative Methods in Psychology6
1 LLB Elective
Year 4
LLB3300Remedies and Civil Procedure6
LLB3302Law of Business Organisations6
PSYC234 Biological Psychology and Learning6
PSYC241Developmental and Social Psychology6
1 LLB Elective
Year 5
PSYC324Assessment and Intervention6
LLB3399Law, Justice and Professional Practice3
3 LLB Electives
THREE 300-Level Psychology subjects (refer to Bachelor of Psychological Science single degree for subject choices)
TWO 6 credit point elective from the Bachelor of Psychological Science or General Schedule


Click on subject codes in the above course structure for information on sessions of offer for each subject.

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components

This course contains a total of 140 hours over 4 weeks of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

Undertaking a work integrated learning (WIL) experience during your university education is now a significant contributor to being competitive in securing employment in your field of choice when you graduate from UOW.

Law students will complete a Legal Internship subject (LLB3397). This subject is the vehicle for a practical placement designed to expose students to the application of the law in practice; enable students to understand the importance of developing the skills of legal research; communication, drafting, practice management and problem solving; and enable students to observe and reflect upon the values, ethical standards and conduct of the legal profession in practice.



High achieving students, enrolled in this double degree, who are interested in undertaking Honours in Law, may consult with the relevant Honours Coordinator in Law, Humanities, and the Arts regarding the possibility of transferring into an Honours version of the degree.

A student who successfully transfers into an Honours program but does not meet the minimum performance standards required for the award of Honours will be permitted to transfer back to the double degree in which they were enrolled immediately prior to the transfer into the Honours course, and will be awarded credit for the number of credit points passed in the Honours degree.

Psychology extension for honours eligibility

Students who complete an extended program in psychology are eligible to apply for the one year honours program to confer the Bachelor of Psychological Science with honours. To see the requirements for the extended psychology program, and for entry into the honours program, please go to the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Handbook page. The extended Psychology program will require students to exceed the normal total credit point requirements for the degree. Students should carefully plan their sequence of study and, if necessary, seek academic advice.

Professional Recognition / Accreditation

Bachelor of Laws

The UOW Bachelor of Laws (single LLB or in combination with another degree) is accredited by the Legal Procession Admission Board (LPAB) as satisfying the academic requirements necessary for admission to the Australian legal profession. On completion of the Bachelor of Laws, a student who wishes to practise as a barrister or solicitor must also undertake some form of professional practical training, the requirements for which vary between each state and territory of Australia.

In New South Wales, a student who intends to qualify for admission to practice is required to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course accredited by the LPAB, followed by or incorporating a period of practical experience in a law-related setting. Practical experience gained by students in LLB3397 Legal Internship may be counted towards this practical experience requirement. Graduates should check with their PLT provider. A list of LPAB accredited PLT courses can be found on the LPAB website.

Students who intend to practise as solicitors after admission will be subject to a period of restricted practice and the mandatory continuing legal education requirements. Further information is available from the Law Society of New South Wales. Students who intend to practise as barristers after admission will be required to read with a senior barrister for a period of time and to undertake the Bar Readers' Course and Bar Examination before being qualified to take briefs on their own account. Further information is available from the New South Wales Bar Association.

Bachelor of Psychological Science

The Bachelor of Psychological Science and the additional honours year (Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)) are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council as a four year sequence for the purposes of provisional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia. An additional two years of supervised practice is necessary to apply for general registration. This can be through two years supervised practice in the community or a fifth year of University study plus one year of supervised practice in the community or an approved Masters degree.

Other Information

Further information is available via email: lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au 

Last reviewed: 9 September, 2019