Deakin University

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Graduating with two versatile degrees sets you up for a career without limitations. Combine an industry-leading legal education with thought-provoking investigative learning when you study Deakin's Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws. Study everything from torts to commercial law at Deakin Law School, while exploring a complementary specialisation, including criminology, sociology, politics, policy studies and media studies, through your arts degree.The real-world experience you gain throughout your degree will prepare you for roles across a wide range of fields. In the law stream, you can work on real cases alongside established legal professionals at the Deakin Law Clinic. In the arts stream, you will develop industry-relevant skills on work-integrated learning projects and, depending on your major, you may choose to undertake a study abroad experience.


  • 40 credit points total. 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws include:
  • 18 credit points of core units
  • 6 credit points of law elective units, including 1 credit point of an experiential unit from the WIL/Practical Elective units list
  • The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Arts (A300) include:
  • Level 3 - at least 4 credit points
  • either two major sequences, or a major sequence and a minor sequence
  • Students also complete one zero credit point academic integrity module.


  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • English - Children's literature
  • Chinese
  • English - Creative writing
  • Criminology
  • Design
  • Digital media
  • Drama
  • Education
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Geography and society
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International relations
  • Journalism
  • Language and culture studies
  • English - Literary studies
  • Media studies
  • Middle East studies
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Politics and policy studies
  • Professional experience and practice
  • Public relations
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sport and society
  • Sustainability and society
  • Visual arts

Standard entry requirements

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent.
  • This course uses the ATAR and your entire academic record as part of its selection consideration
  • Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course
  • All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement
  • For more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience refer to the Deakin University website.


The law degree is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become an Australian Lawyer set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking entry is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course.

Study pathways

Alternative exits: Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Indonesian

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) No
Geelong Waterfront
  • ATAR: 86
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
Melbourne Burwood
  • ATAR: 91
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Geelong Waterfront, Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

Further information

Bachelor of Arts majors not available at all campuses.

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