What will I learn?

You’ll examine crime from a range of perspectives, including law, sociology and psychology and learn how to reduce or prevent crime and help both the victims and offenders involved in the criminal justice system.

When you combine your Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, you’ll have the chance to study psychology along with other subjects in science. You can build special expertise in your final year with a unit in Cognitive Neuroscience.

3 reasons to study a combined degree in Law and Psychology at Murdoch

Earn credit towards your degree with hands-on legal training in our award-winning clinic, working with real clients in areas such as human rights, family law and indigenous issues.
Graduate with two qualifications, a unique skillset and even more career opportunities.
Get valuable work experience through our Work Integrated Learning program which allows you to intern at real law firms, organisations and clinics.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

Trial advocacy
Legal protection of international human rights
Psychological science
Cultural psychology
Psychology and law

Your future career

Studying law can lead to a career in any area or industry, from navigating human rights to exploring emerging fields such as artificial intelligence. Strong growth is predicted for psychology jobs in Australia over the next five years* so you'll graduate with many career opportunities. Careers could include:

Lawyer
Legal Practitioner
Psychologist
Human Resources or Marketing Officer
Researcher

Which department am I in?

Business and Law

CRICOS

096883K

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,200.00 (US$ 23,177) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,

MURDOCH,

Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Completion of a minimum of 65% or better in Grade 12 English. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT) - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169; Occupational English Test (OET) - OET with a minimum of C in the four components; Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50 with no band below 50.

For international students

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5; Cambridge Advanced English after January 2015 (CAE): 176 overall with no band below 176; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with no band below 58; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 79 with no band less than 21; Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) (Written English Section): Written English Score 140

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canning College
  • TAFE International Western Australia
  • Phoenix Academy
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