James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Discover how an understanding of social systems can support knowledge of the legal system. As you study the Bachelor of Arts — Bachelor of Laws joint degree, you’ll learn the role of law in social, economic, environmental and political contexts. You’ll also consider the importance of stable government, economic prosperity, the protection of individual and cultural rights, and the wellbeing of societies in the Tropics and throughout Australia. You’ll then explore the connections between the two, to understand how the Arts and Law can complement each other. In this five-year joint degree, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts, principles and values of the law, enhanced by the critical analysis, problem-solving and research capabilities of the arts and humanities. The Bachelor of Arts — Bachelor of Laws degree qualifies you for admission to practice law in Queensland and provides you with the analytic and communication skills of the Bachelor of Arts.


120 credit points


  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Criminology
  • Design and creative arts
  • English
  • History
  • Human geography
  • Human services
  • Indigenous studies
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Multimedia journalism and writing
  • Politics and international relations
  • Psychology studies
  • Sociology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Units 3/4,C)


Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (LPAB) and Chief Justice.

Study pathways

Bachelor of Arts with Honours or Bachelor of Laws with Honours is available to students who meet the stated criteria. Both can be studied full-time or part-time.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns International: $170,600
  • ATAR: 66.5
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 5
JCU Online International: $164,800
  • ATAR: 66.5
  • Online/Off-campus : 5 years
JCU Townsville International: $170,600
  • ATAR: 66.5
  • Full-time : 5
  • Part-time : 5 semesters

Further information

Not all majors available in Cairns, Not all subjects in all majors are available internally. International student visa-holders must not enrol in more than one third of the total credit points for the course in online, distance or external study.

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