Bachelor of Behavioural Science - Psychology / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

A double degree in law and psychology offers greater flexibility in a graduate's career. Combining skills in these two complementary areas, enables graduates to apply psychological principles to legal issues and concerns. The QUT Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree prepares students to think ahead and take advantage of employment opportunities in growth areas and newly emerging sectors, such as intellectual property and technology. The degree provides a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge and transferable skills such as critical analysis, problem solving and research that will equip students for their careers. Students have the opportunity to choose electives that align with their interests and can gain practical and hands-on experience. Students benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading and internationally renowned law experts.

Course Fee:

International: $187,200

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: English (4 SA)


This course requires the completion of 528 credit points (39 units). Psychology is made up of 12 core units and 4 electives. The LLB (Hons) is made up of 27 units. This is comprised of 19 core units, including units based upon the 'Priestley 11' required for admission to legal practice in Australia and 8 electives. Students are able to deepen their knowledge in areas of interest through their elective choices which reflect areas of legal practice and emerging developments in law.

Subjects you can Study:

Psychology; Law

Study Pathways:

Pathways to postgraduate degrees are available. Students considering registration with the Psychology Board of Australia must also complete an approved fourth year of study in psychology, e.g. Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours Psychology) and a further 2 years of either supervised work experience or completion of an appropriate higher degree (e.g. Master of Psychology (Educational and Developmental), Master of Clinical Psychology. The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) meets the entry requirements for Practical Legal Training courses for example, the QUT Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. In addition, successful completion of this course will allow you to pursue postgraduate opportunities through research and coursework based degrees in law.

Further information:

QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Applicants who receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.


The Psychology component is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as three years training in psychology; the Bachelor of Laws component satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practice as a Solicitor or Barrister in all Australian States and Territories.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gardens Point No info No Full time 5.5 years
Kelvin Grove No info No Full time 5.5 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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