Psychology

Why study Psychology?

Our psychology course gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills needed for a career in clinical psychology, management, research, marketing, teaching, human resources and more.

We offer more psychology based subjects than other Victorian universities and the flexibility for you to do a range of subjects in other disciplines

You will attend weekly practical classes and undertake small group work. We also offer regular guest lectures by expert researchers and practitioners.

You'll have access to outstanding neuroscience laboratory facilities, Australia's first Autism Research Centre and our Psychology Clinic, which offers services to the general public.

Courses are approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

To find out more about studying Psychology at La Trobe, visit the School of Psychological Science website.

Career opportunities

If you are aiming to practise as an accredited clinical psychologist, you are required to continue study and complete an Honours year, and a postgraduate degree or work-based internship. We offer a fourth year of study, required by law before you can continue with specialised training. See Become a Psychologist for more information about psychology, the professional accreditation process and study requirements.

If you complete a Bachelor of Psychological Science, you can work in a range of organisations, including research institutes, hospitals, schools, human resources, marketing and advertising, recruitment, counselling and statistics.

Courses

Local students

2014 - apply now

Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Psychological Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.05
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree aims to prepare you for a career in the law, psychology or mental health fields, and the fascinating area where these disciplines intersect. You'll choose from a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component, and compulsory specialised law subjects relevant to psychology, such as Mental Disorder and Criminal Responsibility.

The Bachelor of Psychological Science aims to provide students with broad knowledge and skills in psychology as well as biological and social aspects of behaviour. Note that this course does not qualify graduates for registration to work as a psychologist - you'll also need to complete specific postgraduate studies. See individual course entries for more details.

Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of study where they complete the remainder of their course (this is only available to local students). However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an
approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). Eligibility for membership of Australian Psychological Society and Victorian registration as a psychologist requires at least two more years study beyond fourth year, such as a Master of Psychology or a Doctor of Psychology professional training program.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 30 in English (any)
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies, Humanities (any) Biology, Psychology, and to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws/Psychological Science Melbourne
Laws/Psychological Science Bendigo

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga 57
Bendigo 61.25
Melbourne 65.5
Year
2014
Course description
This psychology course gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills for a career in clinical psychology, management, research, marketing, teaching, human resources and more.

We offer you more psychology-based subjects than other Victorian universities, while maintaining enough flexibility for you to do a range of subjects from other disciplines. These might include biology, or sociology subjects, or electives in subjects from foreign languages to business.

You'll have weekly practical classes and small group work, and access to regular guest lectures by expert researchers and practitioners. Tutorial and laboratory sessions combine theoretical study with practical skill development. You'll work in our outstanding neuroscience laboratory facilities and Australia's first autism research centre, the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre.
Professional recognition
The degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Graduates are eligible to apply for APAC-accredited fourth-year courses, such as the Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) at La Trobe, which enables associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Eligibility for registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and full membership of the APS require at least two years' appropriate study beyond fourth year, such as a Masters or Doctoral degree.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: English (any)
NSW HSC: satisfy English requirements
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice. Albury-Wodonga: UAC applicants may need to complete the La Trobe Alternative Category form at: www.latrobe.edu.au/studadmin/aw/downloads/Altentry.pdf
For more information, call (03) 9479 2220 or send an email to sci.tech@latrobe.edu.au
Middle band
Successful completion of the following gives you an additional 1.5 aggregate points per study, to a maximum of 3 points: Biology, Health and Human Development, Information Technology (any), Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Psychology or any Science study. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. A regional bonus may apply.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. Please
apply through UACif youre applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga Campus.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Psychological Science Melbourne
Psychological Science Bendigo
Psychological Science Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science (Applications in Society)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 50.9
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Year
2014
Course description
The Bachelor of Science (Applications in Society) combines major studies in science with complementary disciplines from other areas. The degree is designed to place science in context and to explore the applications of science in society, giving you a deep understanding of at least one area of science and the ability to work effectively in non-science disciplines. This cross-disciplinary degree gives graduates the skills to work as knowledge brokers in business, government, education or science.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English
HSC (NSW): English Band 2 or equivalent
How to apply
If you're applying for the Melbourne Campus apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. You can also
apply through UACif youre applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga Campus.

But if you are applying to our Bendigo Campus you can only apply directly to us online to start this course in July.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Science (Applications in Society)Melbourne
Science (Applications in Society)Bendigo
Science (Applications in Society)Albury-Wodonga

2015

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics

Duration :
4.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Combine studies from the humanities, social sciences and economics to tailor a course that suits your interests and career goals. We aim to give you the knowledge and skills to analyse core areas of economics, and to develop critical thinking skills that will help you explore their impact on particular areas and issues within contemporary society.
Professional recognition
Graduates may satisfy the educational requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English ( EAL ) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Completion of Economics gives you an additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies and Business Studies (any) is also considered, along with Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Arts/Economics Melbourne

Bachelor of Economics

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 70.15
Year
2015
Course description
Economics is the study of choice, and economists are highly sought after in the public and private sectors. This course aims to give you the tools you need to analyse and solve business problems, as well as skills in quantitative analysis and logical thoughts. It covers microeconomics (the study of households, firms and markets), macroeconomics (the study of growth, unemployment and inflation) and economic history, as well as the application of economics to policy issues.
Professional recognition
The appropriate choice of subjects can lead to membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also involve ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Completion of Economics gives you an additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies and Business Studies (any) is also considered.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Economics Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Psychological Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.05
Year
2015
Course description
This five-year double degree prepares you to work in fields where law, psychology and mental health intersect. You'll study topics like criminal law, the relationship between mental disorder and criminal responsibility, social psychology and psychological intervention.

You'll have access to over 20 psychology subjects and the chance to complete a subject on Autism Spectrum Disorders, learning from specialists at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC). You'll also be able to attend regular guest lectures from expert researchers and practitioners, building your understanding of the biological and social aspects of human behaviour.

Through your law studies, you'll have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practise in a law firm. Your subjects will also build practical legal skills in advocacy, mediation and negotiation.
Career opportunities
This degree is a pathway to further qualifications as well as a range of career paths. You'll develop skills and knowledge to take into management, research, marketing, teaching, counselling and recruitment. You can also take on a year of further psychology study to progress to a postgraduate degree or a work-based internship to register with the Psychology Board of Australia.
Professional recognition
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria.T
he degree is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). Graduates can apply for APAC-accredited fourth-year courses (e.g. Honours) to qualify for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). Eligibility for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia and full membership of the APS require appropriate study beyond fourth year, such as a Master's or Doctor of Psychology professional training program.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies, Biology, any Humanities, Psychology. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
Additional information
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details

0Melbourne
0Bendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Gain expertise in two highly-respected areas of knowledge by combining science studies with an understanding of the law. This five-year double degree opens up a range of career opportunities across science and law, including stem cell research, genetics and climate change.

Our professionally accredited law degree has a strong focus on global and social justice. You'll study the essential legal areas like criminal law, constitutional law and legal ethics. You'll also cover science-related topics such as intellectual property and medicine and the law. Visiting lecturers from high profile law firms will help you develop an understanding of dispute resolution and recent legal developments.

You'll have the opportunity to participate in additional studies including Honours in Laws, subjects from our Global Business Law program at the Master's level, and clinical practice in a law firm.

The science component of this degree can be tailored to your interests. Choose from a range of specialisations including botany, computer science, psychology, chemistry and physics, and get hands-on experience through lab studies and field trips.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). Science graduates can apply for membership of professional associations as determined by their major studies.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies, Chemistry, Physics, and any Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
Costs
Depending on subjects, approximate costs include: laboratory coat - A$30, dissecting kit - A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Additional information
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Laws/ScienceMelbourne
Laws/ScienceBendigo

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 71.1
Year
2015
Course description
Gain an in-depth understanding of how society is structured and how it functions with this three-year course.

Our Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) degree - the first of its kind offered in Australia - helps you to come to grips with the interaction between politics, economy and philosophy, equipping you with skills in analysis and critical thinking, economic theory in relation to globalisation, markets and competition, and international relations.

In your first year you'll study a core group of subjects covering politics, economics and critical thinking, international relations and philosophy. In the second and third years, you can either study all three disciplines - politics, philosophy and economics - or specialise in two of these areas.

You'll have the flexibility to choose from electives across the University, building a degree that's tailored to your specific interests. Alongside lectures, you'll attend policy-focused economics seminars, and you can also develop a global perspective through overseas study programs and student exchanges with one of our partner universities in over 30 countries.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program. See the listing for Hallmark Course Group A for more details.
Professional recognition
Depending on the focus of your economics subjects, you may graduate eligible to join an accredited accounting body.

Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to performance in prerequisite studies and to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Politics, Philosophy and EconomicsMelbourne

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga 57
Bendigo 61.25
Melbourne 65.5
Year
2015
Course description
If you're interested in psychology or aiming to become a professional psychologist or researcher, this three-year degree is designed for you. You'll study core psychology subjects along with the clinical foundations of psychology, developmental and social psychology, psychological assessment and intervention, how to conduct research.

You can focus on clinical neuroscience or learn about the psychology of culture and global citizenship, human relationships or even animal-human relationships. You'll also have opportunities to study Autism Spectrum Disorders with specialists from the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) and learn from practicing psychologists through our psychology clinic.

We work closely with industry bodies such as the Australian Psychological Society, along with hospitals and community centres, to make sure you're in touch with the latest developments in the field.

You can choose elective subjects from dozens of areas outside psychology including legal studies, criminology, business, management, marketing, sociology, sciences, genetics, language, drama, media studies, and more.
To become a psychologist you'll need to complete further training (fourth year study and a postgraduate degree or work-based internship).
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with strong analytical, research and communication skills. Our graduates have gone on to work at research institutes, hospitals, schools, human resource departments, counselling services, public service positions, and in private industry.
Professional recognition
La Trobe's Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), so it enables you to continue on to an APAC-accredited professional psychology fourth year (Honours) and postgraduate programs, such as those offered at La Trobe.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.

Albury-Wodonga: UAC applicants may need to complete the La Trobe Alternative Category form at: www.latrobe.edu.au/studadmin/aw/downloads/Altentry.pdf
For more information, call (03) 9479 2220 or send an email to sci.tech@latrobe.edu.au
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in Health And Human Development, any Information Technology, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics or any Science equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 points.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details

1Melbourne
1Bendigo
1Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science

Duration :
3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga 61.55
Bendigo 60.55
Melbourne 70
Year
2015
Course description
A La Trobe Bachelor of Science degree gives you the skills and knowledge to contribute to some of today's biggest challenges, like protecting endangered animals or developing new ways to treat disease.

This is one of our most flexible degrees with up to 14 specialist areas to choose from including agricultural science, biochemistry, biomedical science, botany, chemistry, computer science, electronics, environmental geoscience, genetics, information technology, mathematics, statistics, microbiology, physics, psychology, statistics and zoology.

During your first two years, you'll study a range of introductory subjects to give you a solid foundation in science and related disciplines. Students enrolled at our Albury-Wodonga Campus will transfer to Melbourne or Bendigo after completing first year.

In third year, you'll either select two science specialties or combine your science major with studies from another discipline, like business or engineering.

Throughout your course, you'll have access to purpose-built facilities including the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, which provides opportunities for work placements with organisations like the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other businesses conducting research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics.

Through our partnerships with education providers all over the world, you'll also have the opportunity to study abroad and gain knowledge of alternative scientific processes and practices.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Further Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS); and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in Chemistry, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 points
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, accommodation and travel - may also apply.
Additional information
Students enrolled at the Albury-Wodonga campus must transfer to either the Melbourne or Bendigo campus after successfully completing first year.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Science Melbourne
Science Bendigo
Science Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science and Society

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 50.9
Year
2015
Course description
Use your interest in science to make a difference in society with this degree. You'll have the opportunity to combine your science major with a sub-major in a field such as business, communications or a language, preparing you to work in areas where science and society meet.

Different combinations of science and society are offered at three of our campuses. Combinations include psychology and community development (Albury-Wodonga), biotechnology/environmental analysis and sustainable development (Bendigo), and microbiology and languages (Melbourne).

Your first year begins with foundation studies in science and your non-science field. In second year you'll specialise in up to two science majors and complementary studies in a non-science field. Subjects include agricultural science, mathematics, environmental management, archaeology, biotechnology, psychology, accounting , marketing, information technology, ecology, chemistry and professional communication.

Alongside lectures and lab work in relevant science subjects, you'll go on excursions relating to botany, biology and zoology to places like the Otways, Mt Hotham and Wilson's Promontory. You'll also have access to the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, which is made up of 30 hectares of bushland and is home to protected fauna, as well as have opportunities for paid work placements and international study.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants described in the Admissions Tests section must complete the STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Completing mathematics (any) = 1.5 aggregate points per study. Maximum of 1.5 aggregate points.
Additional information
Students who meet entrance requirements may proceed to the honours year, in which they have the opportunity to take specialised subjects at an advanced level.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Science and SocietyMelbourne
Science and SocietyBendigo
Science and SocietyAlbury-Wodonga

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International students

2014

Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Psychological Science (075227E)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 420
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree aims to prepare you for a career in the law, psychology or mental health fields, and the fascinating area where these disciplines intersect. You'll choose from a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component, and compulsory specialised law subjects relevant to psychology, such as Mental Disorder and Criminal Responsibility.

The Bachelor of Psychological Science aims to provide students with broad knowledge and skills in psychology as well as biological and social aspects of behaviour. Note that this course does not qualify graduates for registration to work as a psychologist - you'll also need to complete specific postgraduate studies. See individual course entries for more details.

Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of study where they complete the remainder of their course (this is only available to local students). However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 94.5
International Baccalaureate - 35
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 85
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - not eligible
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Australian VCE Units 3 and 4, a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English.
Additional information
International students are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice.
How to apply
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Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Graduates can complete a suitable fourth-year program (e.g. Honours) to qualify for associate membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), such as specialised Postgraduate Diploma courses. Eligibility for membership of the APS and for Victorian registration as a psychologist require at least two more years of appropriate study beyond fourth year, such as a Master's or Doctorate in psychology.
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Laws/Psychological Science Melbourne
Laws/Psychological Science Bendigo

Bachelor of Psychological Science (002915G)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 060
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This psychology course gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills for a career in clinical psychology, management, research, marketing, teaching, human resources and more.

We offer you more psychology-based subjects than other Victorian universities, while maintaining enough flexibility for you to do a range of subjects from other disciplines. These might include biology, or sociology subjects, or electives in subjects from foreign languages to business.

You'll have weekly practical classes and small group work, and access to regular guest lectures by expert researchers and practitioners. Tutorial and laboratory sessions combine theoretical study with practical skill development. You'll work in our outstanding neuroscience laboratory facilities and Australia's first autism research centre, the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 73
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 70.20 Melbourne campus
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - 4.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 73
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.7
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.5
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Equivalent to Australian Units 3 and 4: English (any).
Additional information
Semester 2 (July) entry is subject to the availability of places.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
To qualify for further training as a psychologist, you must complete a suitable fourth year programs such as Honours, which must be accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) for further study in psychology.

Eligibility for full registration as a psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and full membership of the APS require at least two years' appropriate study beyond fourth year, such as a Master's or Doctoral degree, or by undertaking supervised experience with a registered psychologist.

The Psychology Board of Australia registers psychologists in Australia. Membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) also provides professional recognition and support.
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Psychological Science Melbourne
Psychological Science Bendigo
Psychological Science Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Science (Applications in Society) (077313B)

Duration :
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 810
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
The Bachelor of Science (Applications in Society) combines major studies in science with complementary disciplines from other areas. The degree is designed to place science in context and to explore the applications of science in society, giving you a deep understanding of at least one area of science and the ability to work effectively in non-science disciplines. This cross-disciplinary degree gives graduates the skills to work as knowledge brokers in business, government, education or science.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 55.45
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6 3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

Additional information
Work Ready Science (WRS) offers students the chance to build their future career from the moment they start this course. This program focuses on the transition between university and the workforce by building experience and developing the skills employers value.

The overall objective of Work Ready is to give students a competitive advantage, by learning to communicate achievements and experiences to an employer in a competent and confident manner.

WRS is available at La Trobe Universitys Melbourne, Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga
campuses
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
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Science (Applications in Society)Melbourne
Science (Applications in Society)Bendigo
Science (Applications in Society)Albury-Wodonga

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Bachelor of Psychology - Dr Arthur Stukas

Dr Arthur Stukas discusses the benefits of studying the Bachelor of Psychology at La Trobe University

Daniel Wright,
Bachelor of Psychological Science

"Fundamentally, psychology is about understanding people, why they think, feel and behave the way they do."

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