Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Philosophy/Bachelor of Laws

Australian Catholic University

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

The Bachelor of Philosophy/Bachelor of Laws has been designed to produce graduates who are well-trained in legal theory and practice, knowledgeable in philosophical and ethical issues related to the law, and skilled in textual analysis, argumentation and communication. As a graduate, you can aspire to 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; 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 policy development; and in commerce and industry.

Structure

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

Subjects

  • Philosophy
  • 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 in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia.

Study pathways

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma and, through them and/or with relevant work experience, to Master's degree programs.

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
  • ATAR: 75
No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $153,000
  • ATAR: 75
No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

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