Program Overview

Through the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)/Law double degree, you'll develop excellent analytical skills, a capacity for scholarly research and effective oral and written communication skills that will prepare you for a range of careers. You’ll gain the practical skills to make a genuine impact on society by pursuing a career as a psychologist or lawyer. Through real-world experiences, including internships, field trips and practice in our on-campus legal clinics, you’ll have extensive opportunities to apply your knowledge in practical situations.


Our Law degree encourages a commitment to personal and professional development, ethical practice and social responsibility. This professional degree meets the requirements for accreditation with the Legal Professional Admission Board, while the fifth-year courses in Psychology meet the requirements for provisional registration as a psychologist nationally and associate membership in the Australian Psychological Society.


In the Psychology (Honours) degree, you’ll conduct a major research project under the guidance of one of our expert academic supervisors.  


Key features

  • Be challenged through debate and interactive discussion to develop practical skills such as reasoning, legal research, analysis, argument and negotiation.
  • Put what you learn in the classroom into action in the real world through legal clinics, internships, case and mooting competitions, global practicums, and clerkships.
  • Develop the values, skills and qualities necessary to become a qualified legal practitioner with a strong sense of citizenship, community and social justice
  • Receive two professionally recognised degrees, with the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) accredited by the Australian Psychology Accredited Council (APAC) and the Bachelor of Laws accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB).
  • Conduct a major research project in an area of psychology under the guidance of our expert academic supervisors.


  Course Duration

60 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 48,250



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The Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)/Laws is six years full-time and provides an opportunity to obtain two professionally accredited degrees. The double degree consists of 48 courses (288 Units of Credit (UOC)) and includes:

  • Law core courses
  • Law prescribed elective
  • Law elective courses
  • Psychology core courses
  • Psychology prescribed electives
  • Psychology Honours Research Project

Two degrees doesn’t mean double the workload. Each year you’ll complete the same number of units as a single degree, eight courses (48 UOC) across three terms. Our three-term calendar allows you the flexibility to tailor your schedule to suit your goals. With two three-course terms and one two-course term per year, you’ll have the time to focus on completing extra-curricular activities on campus or for-credit industry opportunities.


As part of your degree, you’ll undertake hands-on courses that integrate work experience into your program. You’ll also participate in interactive teaching, group work, and a clinical component in which you’ll work with clients and lawyers at Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC), a fully functioning legal centre that operates out of the UNSW Law & Justice Building.

Admission pathways

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

English language requirements

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • English language tests and university English courses
  • Prior study in the medium of English
  • Other qualifications

2022 Indicative First Year Fee

Study law as a double degree to be a well-rounded graduate prepared for a career practising law or applying your legal mind and skills to other industries. UNSW Law & Justice is ranked 1st in Sydney for employer reputation (QS World University Rankings by Subject (Law and Legal Studies), 2022). That’s because we teach our students to think outside the box, so when it comes to your career, employers will seek you out for your critical thinking, persuasive communication, creative problem solving and analytical skills.


You’ll also be uniquely positioned to pursue a career in psychology or law that leverages the concepts, skills and insights from each discipline. Psychologists deal with more than just mental health – they apply their knowledge to relationships, workplace stress and financial challenges. The modern-day psychologist may work across various environments including health, business, sport, marketing, human resources, education and more. Using your skills in psychology and law, you may be responsible for facilitating organisational change, dispute resolution or negotiations.

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