La Trobe University

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Science

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Use legal and psychological expertise to build a fairer society. To create an optimal legal system, we need to understand human behaviour and what clients need. More than ever, employers are searching for experienced professionals with expertise in law and psychology who can create innovative solutions to our most pressing legal challenges. In La Trobe's Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Science, you'll build an adaptable skillset that combines skills-based legal training with expertise in psychological teaching, preparing you for a rewarding career. As you study law, you can tailor your degree to your personal career aspirations with a wide range of elective subjects and opportunities for hands-on professional experience. We combine outstanding legal training with a progressive approach that prepares you for employment.


Complete a total of at least five years of full-time study or its part-time equivalent. To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Psychological Science, students must complete a total of 600 credit points consisting of: 360 credit points of Bachelor of Laws (Honours) coded subjects, of which: 240 core credit-points 30 core-choice credit points or 45 Core choice credit points 90 elective credit points or 105 elective credit points Complete in sequence the compulsory Law subjects 180 core credit points of Psychological Science subjects 60 recommended elective credit points Complete in sequence the compulsory Psychological Science subjects


  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Applied Psychology
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Introductory Psychology: Brain and Mind
  • Introductory Psychology: People and Culture
  • Legal Institutions and Methods
  • Principles of Criminal Law
  • Principles of Public Law
  • Scientific Foundations of Psychology
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

Secondary education. VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Professional registration with the Psychology Board of Australia will require an APAC-accredited fourth year and additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree as well as an application to the professional body. Graduates of the Bachelor of Psychological Science may apply for membership with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. The Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/ Bachelor of Psychological Science course includes the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to meet the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer. Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training via either a 12-month period of supervised legal training or completion of an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practice must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practice. International students are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by the relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice. International graduates require a relevant visa to complete a practical legal traineeship and a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. Please contact the Australian Department of Home Affairs for details. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. For further details, including admission to the legal profession and/or relevant visa requirements, please contact the professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bendigo International: $203,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $203,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Bendigo, Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

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