Bachelor of Theology / Bachelor of Laws

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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

This unique double degree provides a legal education informed by Christian values and an education in theology that is orientated to the professional values and practice of law. The degree focuses on ethical behaviour, social justice, the common good and the law's interaction with theology. In addition to the wide range of careers open to graduates of the Bachelor of Laws, completion of this double degree is excellent preparation for careers in: teaching; work in church agencies and ministries; chaplaincy; social inclusion; pastoral work; social work; research; journalism and media; administration and public relations.

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

  • Biblical studies
  • Christian thought
  • 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, theology and social sciences related disciplines.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $153,000
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $153,000
  • ATAR: 70
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $153,000
  • ATAR: 70
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • 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 teaching, work in church agencies and ministries, chaplaincy, social inclusion, pastoral work, and social work, research, journalism and media, administration and public relations.

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