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