• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration

About

The BPsychSc component of this combined degree is a specialist program with a broad vocational orientation. The Psychological Science and Laws program at University of Tasmania has been designed to equip graduates with knowledge and skills relevant to their intended careers by providing an opportunity to undertake a minor in relevant disciplines in conjunction with their psychology major. The BPsychSc component also provides preparation for further study in postgraduate programs such as counselling, criminology and corrections, health management, marketing, rehabilitation counselling, and social work, or in psychology.

The Bachelor of Laws component is the basic academic preparation for persons who wish to enter the legal profession and other careers involving legal work. The course also has wider applicability in developing the attributes and skills inherent in a general university education. Students develop the values and intellectual abilities necessary to marshal facts and to critically assess and evaluate information, theories and doctrines thus preparing themselves for a variety of career roles.

A degree in law is the first step towards entering the legal profession. After graduating from the University, a law student wishing to practise in Tasmania is required to undertake a 6 month Legal Practice course.

Graduates who completed the APAC accredited 3-year sequence in psychology (major in Psychology plus a minor in Behavioural Science) will be eligible for entry the BPsychSc(Hons) program, the pathway to postgraduate professional training in psychology and subsequent professional registration for practice as a psychologist.

Career outcomes

A law degree is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner. Today, however, employers from a widening range of disciplines value the skills that law graduates possess. A range of career choices lie open to law graduates as a solicitor, barrister, industry legal officer or ministerial adviser, as well as in legal aid, community legal centres, the Attorney-General's department, law reform commissions, consumer affairs, environment, foreign affairs, police, legal drafting, politics, banking, finance, journalism, publishing and teaching.

BPsychSc graduates have knowledge, analytical, research and interpersonal skills with a high degree of application in areas such as health, education, justice, welfare, business, employment and training. Students are able to structure their course to incorporate a major, minor or student electives in areas which suit their career choice, or to equip them for a range of career options. Graduates are also able to progress to postgraduate training and careers in professional areas, such as counselling, criminology and corrections, social work and psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We recommend that students living overseas apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students no less than one month prior.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

In the Bachelor of Psychological Science component, you study a major, minor and student electives.

  • A Psychology major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced units;
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate level units, chosen from a schedule of acceptable Bachelor of Psychological Science minors.  Students considering further study and a career in psychology need to complete a Behavioural Science minor to be eligible to progress to Psychology Honours and postgraduate professional training;
  • Student Electives: 2 introductory level units from any other study area in the University that you have the prerequisites to take (including Breadth units).

Bachelor of Laws component:

In the Bachelor of Laws component,

LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems should be completed in your first year. These units will count toward the Psychological Science Component of the degree.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Standard Entry (for Year 12 leavers only) To be qualified for University entry with a ATAR score of 65-89.99. Students should be aware that progression into Year 2 of this course is not guaranteed. Progression to Year 2 Law is limited to 200 places. Students will be ranked on the basis of their performance in the first year of studies.Should you not be successful in progressing to Year 2, you will be transferred to a BPsychSci - the Bachelor degree related to your first year studies.

CRICOS: 089500M

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Living costs for Hobart

  • 1204 - 2010 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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