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Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)/Bachelor of Laws

University of Wollongong

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About

The University of Wollongong is following advice from the NSW Department of Health with regards to COVID-19 study arrangements.

A Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)/Bachelor of Laws from UOW will equip you with a comprehensive legal education: a world-class degree that provides a thorough grounding in the law, as well as a real-world focus on the essential practical skills and the social and ethical context in which the law operates.

By combining Law with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), you will attain knowledge of biological and social bases of behaviour, cognition and perception, social and developmental psychology, personality, and applied psychology. This combination gives you an in-depth understanding and reasoning of the human experience that can enhance your skills as a legal practitioner.  

This double degree delivers a practical and contextual legal education that prepares graduates not only for traditional careers in the legal profession but also for a wide range of careers in government, business and community organisations – as leaders, innovators and problem solvers.

UOW believes that practical experience is a vital part of legal training. As such, we are the only law school in New South Wales that requires you to complete a legal internship, providing highly valued industry experience.

Areas of study: Bachelor of Laws: Business and financial law, commercial law, constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, environmental law, family law, human rights, intellectual property, international law, jurisprudence, legal ethics, legal skills, litigation and practice skills/internships, property law, taxation, torts.Bachelor of Arts (Psychology): Biological psychology and learning, cognitions and perception, development and social psychology, personality, psychology of abnormality.

Career opportunities

For Bachelor of Laws: Solicitor, barrister, policy officer in government departments, in-house lawyer in private companies and community legal centres, accounting, banking and finance, business and management, education, government administration, media and communications. Bachelor of Arts (Psychology): Drug and alcohol counselling, health education, human resource management, industrial relations, market and social research.

Professional recognition: Bachelor of Laws:Eligible for admission as a lawyer in Australia, subject to completing state-approved Practical Legal Training (PLT). Further details for NSW students can be found at the Legal Profession Admission Board website. Bachelor of Arts (Psychology): Accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Students must complete an honours year to meet the academic requirements for eligibility for provisional registration as a psychologist.

Practical experience: Bachelor of Laws:Legal internship provides 20 working days of professional experience.

Honours: Bachelor of Laws: Awarded on the basis of excellent performance throughout the course, as well as in a Legal Research Methodology subject and a Legal Research Thesis. LLB (Hons by Research) is also available as an additional year to meritorious graduate students.Bachelor of Arts (Psychology): Graduates who have completed an extended major in Psychology can apply for entry to the honours year. Entry is competitive.

Fees and charges

Refer to University of Wollongong current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge:Any 2 units of English.

Recommended studies:English Advanced.

Applicants with higher education study

For your application to be assessed on your university results you need to have completed at least a year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) at bachelor degree level or higher. Your grades will be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you have completed an AQF Certificate IV, AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma you will be considered for admission to this degree. Your grades will be converted to a selection rank in order for us to assess whether you meet the minimum selection rank.

Applicants with work and life experience

Admission to UOW is based on your academic qualifications, and generally your work or life experience is not taken into account. Students wishing to undertake this course, but who do not meet academic requirements are advised to apply for a pathway program that UOW recognises, such as a UOW College pathway program, and many pathway programs such as the TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC).

Further information

View all details of this course on the UOW website.

ATAR profile

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2020)

2021 data not yet provided by the institution.

Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.

  1. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in the last 2 years) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites.
  2. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  3. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NS = No Semester 1 offers
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria

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