Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Global Studies

Australian Catholic University

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

This unique degree is designed to develop an awareness of the broader context in which legal issues arise including the political, historical, philosophical and economic dimensions. The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies also offers an international education, and you will be required to study abroad (ACU has over 60 partner institutions around the world) and/or do an internship that provides international work experience in your third year. The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies produces well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. As a graduate you can pursue a range of legal careers including: private practice as a solicitor or barrister; careers in the public sector both local and international; government service including the diplomatic service, the United Nations system, other international organisations and NGOs; social entrepreneurship and companies with global outreach; international relations; journalism including travel journalism and tourism.

Structure

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

Subjects

  • Global studies
  • Laws

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 a career in areas as diverse as the public sector, both local and international; government service, including diplomatic service, both local and international; the United Nations system and other international organisations; social entrepreneurship and companies with a global outreach; international relations; journalism, including travel journalism; and travel and tourism.

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