Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Queensland University of Technology - Kelvin Grove&Gardens Point

Course outline

The course combines the complementary fields of psychology and law. You develop advanced legal research and writing skills, critical analysis and skills in interviewing, advocacy and dispute resolution. Choose elective units in areas of law and psychology including forensics psychology, drug and alcohol studies, and family therapy. As a graduate, you enter the workforce with a solid scientific and practical base, suitable for the development of legal policies relating to mental health, research in the legal-psychological domain, and for careers as legal practitioners or psychologists in legal, corporate, government, social, and clinical arenas. Registration to practise as a psychologist requires further study. The course also covers all academic subjects required for admission to legal practice.

QUT Offer Guarantee: If you achieve an ATAR/QUT selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfied all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

For more course information, visit Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at QUT.

Note

You may wish to undertake a minor that focuses on technology and the law. Some units are offered in summer if you want to accelerate your study. This course has some units that can be studied online.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for QUT and for this course, refer to QUT’s website.

Prerequisites

Applicant must be 16; Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Assumed knowledge

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

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
87.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.75

91.20

85.30

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

92.25

87.40

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

14

<5*

0

84

0

N/P#

0

108

Percentage of all students

13.0%

<5*

0.0%

77.8%

0.0%

N/P#

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

Mental health, child protection, legal policy, research, legal practitioner, policy officer, public servant or psychologist in corporate and government areas.

Membership

Refer to Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

Course Code
409572
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP/$11450 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences, Law, Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

51/2 years Full time

Location
Brisbane