Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

Deakin University

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

Combine an industry-leading legal education with thought-provoking investigative learning when you study Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws. Deakin Law School trains you in everything from torts to commercial law, while your arts degree offers a range of complementary specialisations, from criminology to sociology, politics and policy studies to media studies.  Graduating with two versatile degrees sets you up for a career without limitations.


40 credit points comprising 16 Arts and 24 Law units and one zero credit point academic integrity unit. Of the Law units, 18 credit points are core units and 6 credit points are law elective units including 1 credit point of an experiential unit from the WIL/Practical Elective units list.


  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Buddhist Studies
  • Children's literature
  • Chinese
  • Creative writing
  • Criminology
  • Design
  • Digital media
  • Drama
  • Education
  • Film, television and animation
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Geography and society
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International relations
  • Islamic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Language and culture studies
  • Law
  • 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

Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. Year 12 or equivalent: Prerequisite of Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English. Entry for non-school leavers will be based on STAT results, GPA from Bachelor level or postgraduate studies from courses completed within the last 10 years. For information on the STAT please visit


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 information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Burwood
  • ATAR: 91.15
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
Geelong Waterfront
  • ATAR: 85.2
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time : 10 years

Further information

Bachelor of Arts majors not available at all campuses.

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