Bachelor of Law and Society

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

This degree is for future decision makers and leaders. It is designed to give students a thorough understanding of how the law operates as a social institution, including its institutional structure and the process of law reform. This degree is for students who are interested in how the law is shaped by its social context. The aim is to provide students with a high level of knowledge and skills to be able to critically analyse and evaluate the relationship between law and society. Students will develop high level communication, presentation and teamwork skills that will prepare them for leadership roles in the future. The degree does not lead to professional legal practice. Instead graduates will be able to seek employment in the public and private sector and not-for-profit organisations concerned with development and evaluation of policies and practice in a range of areas linked to law and society.


Students complete core (compulsory) topics in Legal Studies, Criminology, Philosophy and Sociology. Students will also complete one of the following streams: Economy and Society, International and Human Rights and Culture and Society. These will help them refine and strengthen a diverse range of skills required in the constantly changing employment market. Areas of study have been carefully selected to ensure students develop a sound understanding of the workings of the Australian legal system and the way it impacts on society in the areas of family, culture, gender, the world of work and business. Students will learn to locate, read and analyse legal materials as well as conduct research and examine possible reforms in relation to contemporary justice issues. Students will develop a sound theoretical understanding of justice, rights, power and responsibility in relation to law and policy development.


  • Economy and society
  • International and human rights
  • Culture and society

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park International: $87,000 No information available No No information available

Further information

Students have the option of combining this degree with one of the following Bachelor degrees, providing they meet the entry requirements for both: Laws and Legal Practice, Laws and Legal Practice (Honours), Criminology, Criminology (Honours) and International Relations.

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