Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. You can pursue a range of careers including: private practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector; in-house counsel for a wide range of organisations including corporations, regulatory authorities and NGOs; education; government administration; media and communications; public and policy development. As a graduate of this double degree you will be well placed to develop specialist legal practice in a wide range of fields. This includes education; cultural institutions; commerce and industry; communications; community and charitable organisations; creative industries; social and policy research; and tourism and travel.

Structure

400 credit points. You will complete up to 80 hours pro bono experience (after your first year) which will count as credit for a compulsory community legal engagement unit (10 cp).

Subjects

  • Law
  • Business Studies
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Education Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Study of Religions
  • Theological Studies
  • Visual Arts

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent. New South Wales Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4)
  • Queensland Prerequisites: English (4, SA) at year 12 level
  • Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Recognition

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia.

Study pathways

The degree provides a pathway to specialisations in a variety of legal, arts and social sciences related disciplines.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $153,000
  • ATAR: 75
No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $153,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $153,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

Further information

This double degree is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a wide range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including: private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations such as universities or public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions; public interest legal work in community legal centres; and legal research. Completing this double degree is also excellent preparation for an equally diverse range of careers across Government administration; Teaching and staff training; Archives, museums and libraries; Art institutions; Commerce and industry; Communications and writing; Community and charitable organisations; Creative industries; Heritage organisations; Social research and policy organisations; Tourism and travel industries.

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