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Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Psychological Science

Course code K58

Students graduate not only job ready but industry ready. This accredited degree is ideal for students looking to pursue a career in law but who also have an interest in human behaviour.

For students seeking a career in law, the course equips them with skills for the courtroom and beyond, providing greater scope and options for a rewarding career in the legal, corporate, commercial and social justice fields.

Students can add value to their law degree by selecting elective units in specialised areas of law. Students may also participate in the Law Society Peer Mentoring Program, The Innocence Project, The Law Access Program and international mooting competitions to give them real world experience and the competitive edge in the job market.

The Bachelor of Psychological Science focuses on issues of social change, group processes, group management, and cross-cultural psychology.

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Entry requirements

85 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

K58

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $11,000

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Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

K58

CRICOS code

063466M

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $40,050

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Students are required to complete: 22 Core Law units and 10 Law Elective units, plus 16 Core Psychological Science units.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW1117Torts I15
LAW1600Legal Writing and Research15
LAW1116Legal Process15
PSY1101Introduction to Psychology15
PSY1111Psychology: History and Perspectives15

Note: PSY1101 must be completed before undertaking any subsequent units in Psychology, however this unit can be taken in conjunction with PSY1111 or PSY1102.

Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW1218Torts II15
PSY1102Research Methods in Psychology 115
PSY1204Social Determinants of Behaviour15
Elective Unit2 x Law Elective Units30
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW1113Criminal Law I15
LAW1111Contract Law I15
PSY2202Research Methods in Psychology 215
PSY2301Learning and Motivation15
Elective Unit1 x Law Elective Unit15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW1214Criminal Law II15
LAW1212Contract Law II15
PSY3350Biological Psychology, Sensation and Perception15
PSY2231Developmental Psychology15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW2102Property Law I15
LAW2104Constitutional Law I15
PSY3303Research Applications and Ethical Issues15
PSY3343Abnormal Psychology15
LAW2350Administrative Law15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW2312Property Law II15
LAW2314Constitutional Law II15
PSY2305Individual Differences15
PSY3304Cognition15
Elective Unit1 x Law Elective Unit15
Year 4 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW3102Corporations Law15
LAW3103Equity15
LAW3855Human Rights Law15
PSY3216Group Process and Group Management15
PSY3217Cultural Issues in Psychology15
Year 4 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW3106Evidence15
LAW3107Law of Trusts15
PSY3246Systems Consultation15
PSY3306Psychology, Community and Work15
Elective Unit1 x Law Elective Unit15
Year 5 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW4604Civil Procedure I15
Elective Unit3 x Law Elective Unit45
Year 5 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW4614Civil Procedure II15
LAW4625Statutory Interpretation15
LAW4704Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility15
Elective Unit2 x Law Elective Units30

Note: Students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70% or more after their fourth year (in the Bachelor of Laws component of this course) may be invited to complete an Honours program. Those students will transfer into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Science for their fifth and final year.

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES

10 Elective Units are to be selected from the following streams

Criminal Law/Social Justice Electives
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI3120Aboriginal Australians in the Criminal Justice System15
LAW2345Jurisprudence15
LAW2605Security and the Law15
LAW3105Alternative Dispute Resolution15
LAW3600Coronial Law and Mortuary Practice15
LAW3602Community Legal Practice15
LAW3650National and International Mooting Competitions15
LAW3700Supervised Legal Research Paper15
LAW3788Contemporary Legal Issues in Australia and Beyond15
LAW4108International Law15
LAW4130Innocence Project15
LAW4206Advanced Criminal Law15
Commercial Law Electives
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW2106Intellectual Property Law15
LAW2601Planning and Development Law I15
LAW3105Alternative Dispute Resolution15
LAW3109Taxation Law15
LAW3201Law of Banking and Credit III15
LAW3221Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer Protection Law15
LAW3405Law of Corporate Insolvency and External Administration15
LAW3608Advanced Taxation Law15
LAW3650National and International Mooting Competitions15
LAW3700Supervised Legal Research Paper15
LAW3788Contemporary Legal Issues in Australia and Beyond15
LAW4110International Trade Law15
LAW4601Mining and Resource Law15
LAW4601Mining and Resource Law15
LAW4609Remedies15
LAW4620Commercial Practice, Conveyancing and Drafting15
FBL3501Business Practicum15
Government/Private Law Electives
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LAW2105Employment Law15
LAW2602Environmental Law and Administration15
LAW3105Alternative Dispute Resolution15
LAW3602Community Legal Practice15
LAW3650National and International Mooting Competitions15
LAW3700Supervised Legal Research Paper15
LAW3788Contemporary Legal Issues in Australia and Beyond15
LAW4108International Law15
LAW4108International Law15
LAW4607Family Law15

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. LAW - Communicate legal knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  2. LAW - Communicate legal knowledge and ideas clearly, coherently and with independence.
  3. LAW - Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural sensitivity.
  4. LAW - Demonstrate initiative and autonomy to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values through appropriate professional practice.
  5. LAW - Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate legal solutions/responses. .
  6. LAW - Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex legal matters.
  7. LAW - Use digital and hard copy indexes to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant legal principle and policy from cases and peer reviewed articles.
  8. LAW - Work collaboratively and accountably and be responsible for own learning.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)

Accredited by: Legal Practice Board of Western Australia (LPBWA)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $11,000 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $40,050 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Potential careers exist in private practice, in-house corporate practice and in-house government; and in personal counselling and related careers. Corporate planning, government policy, politics, journalism, creative writing and many other careers dependent on excellent written and verbal communications skills, logic and analytical ability are also welcome options for graduates.

Possible future job titles

Psychologist, Lawyer, Solicitor, Legal Practitioner, Community Legal Adviser, Legal Publisher, Local Government Officer

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