The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (Psychology) provides you with a highly marketable qualification and a comprehensive overview of the disciplines of law and psychology. The Bachelor of Science (Psychology) requires students to have completed a bachelor degree for entry, hence students will need to complete the Bachelor of Laws first or rely on a bachelor's degree they have already completed.
You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the methodologies and statistical techniques commonly used by researchers for information gathering and analysis, which you can apply when undertaking research activities.
In the Bachelor of Laws you will learn all areas of law required to satisfy professional accreditation through the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. The course enables you to proceed to practice as a legal practitioner after completing the required professional training. During your studies you will learn about legal procedures and key legislation, and be given the opportunity to develop skills necessary to identify, analyse and evaluate facts in relation to legal frameworks.
The core areas of law covered in the course match those required for admission to the legal profession (Priestley 11) and other requirements of the Law Admissions Consultative Committee including statutory interpretation, criminal law and procedure, contracts, torts, federal and state constitutional law, equity (including trusts), administrative law, property, company law, evidence, ethics and professional responsibility and civil dispute resolution.
The law component also offers five elective choices from a diverse range of electives including alternative dispute resolution, legal drafting, legal advocacy, commercial law, family law, succession, revenue law, jurisprudence, eLaw, Australian employment law, environmental law, international and human rights law.
If you complete the course with a GPA of 5.5 or above in your level 2 and level 3 Psychology units you may be eligible for a place in our Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) course, which will prepare you for conditional registration as psychologists in Australia, as well as for coursework and/or research higher degree studies in psychology
You will benefit from the flexibility to study online to allow you to balance your study, work, family and other commitments. With flexibility in mind, you have the option to undertake experiential learning opportunities including moot simulations, developing legal apps, pro bono community service opportunities and the option to seek out work placements. Discover more about studying law at CQUni and the range of support available to students.
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The Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Science (Psychology) prepares graduates for a career as a legal professional. Aside from the traditional roles as a solicitor, barrister or in-house counsel, a law degree is useful for careers in academia, business, the public service and politics.
The course is also relevant to a broad array of government departments such as prisons, probation and parole, court clerk, investigator, defence as well as public and private security and investigation.
You may wish to undertake further study to qualify as a psychologist. The psychology aspects of the degree are also useful for careers which require a sound understanding of human behaviour such as: