Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) / Bachelor of Laws

Macquarie University

This program will prepare students for a career in psychology, law or academia. They will study cognitive processes, development and learning as well as areas of law. It involves five years of accredited undergraduate study, followed by an honours year in which students complete a research thesis and advanced coursework units in psychology. This program will give students knowledge of legal principles and the critical and analytic skills to really understand them. They will study established areas such as constitutional law, international law, contract law and family law. They will also look at areas of contemporary concern such as consumer law, environmental law, health law and information technology law.

Course Fee:

International: $239,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Recommended: Mathematics. Entry to fourth year will require an SNG (Standard Numerical Grade) of 70 over all Psychology units and an average SNG of 75 over all 300 level Psychology units; and a minimum of 72 credit points. Applicants for the fourth year who do not meet these requirements may also be considered on an individual basis.


144 credit points; minimum 120 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 84 credit points at 300 level or above; minimum 72 credit points with LAW prefix

Subjects you can Study:

Corporate and commercial law; Criminology; Environmental law and management; International law and global governance; Law and governance; Media; Psychology; Public policy; Social justice; Technology and the law

Study Pathways:

Admission to the honours year will require a weighted average SNG (Standard Numerical Grade) of 70 over all Psychology units and a weighted average SNG of 75 over all 300 level Psychology units and a minimum of 72 credit points. Applicants to the fourth year honours program who do not meet these requirements may also be considered on an individual basis. This minimum entry requirement also applies to any students who transfer into the BPsych (Honours) LLB program. Should a student not meet the requirements, they will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts - Psychology with the degree Bachelor of Laws. Students must complete one designated People unit and one designated Planet unit. Those units must be taken in two different Faculties. Any unit which is listed below will not satisfy the People unit requirement or Planet unit requirement.

Further information:

Completing students may be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws with Honours. For further details refer to

Accepts International Students:


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Related Careers:

Lawyer, Psychologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 91.4 Yes Full time 6 years

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