Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

Macquarie University

This double degree offers the opportunity to combine students' interests in arts, humanities and social sciences with the study of law, giving them more varied career options. The Bachelor of Arts provides students with the greatest flexibility and access to over 50 majors to complement their law degree. Graduates of this double degree demonstrate skills and capabilities that are sought after by all employers, including creative problem-solving, critical analysis, highly developed communication skills, flexibility and exposure to diverse cultural and intellectual outlooks.

Course Fee:

International: $181,500

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


120 credit points; minimum 72 credit points at 200 level; minimum 48 credit points at 300 level; minimum 72 credit points with a LAW prefix; completion of a qualifying major for the Bachelor of Arts component.

Subjects you can Study:

Ancient history-ancient languages; Ancient history-Egypt and near east; Ancient history-Greece, Rome and late antiquity; Anthropology; Arts practice and management; Business information systems; Chinese studies; Chinese-English translation and interpreting; Computing; Creative writing; Criminology; Croatian studies; Dance and performance; Decision science; Development studies and culture change; Early childhood; Economics; Education; English; Entrepreneurship; Environmental law and management; Environmental management; French and francophone studies; Gender studies; Geography; German studies; Human geography; Human resources; Indigenous studies; Information systems and business analysis; Interactivity and games; International business; International communication; International law and global governance; International relations; Italian studies; Japanese studies; Linguistics; Marketing; Mathematics; Media, culture and communication; Media, technology and the law; Modern Greek studies; Modern history; Music; Philosophy; Polish studies; Political economy and social policy; Politics; Psychological science; Public policy, law and governance; Russian studies; Social justice; Society and culture; Sociology; Software technology; Spanish and Latin American studies; Statistics

Further information:

Graduates are able to pursue careers where their Arts major brings an extra dimension to their work as legal practitioners (barristers or solicitors), legal officers in public or private sectors, and legal academia. This course is only available in internal attendance mode.


Graduates are entitled to admission to professional practice in New South Wales, subject to the requirements of professional training.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 96 Yes Full time 5 years
North Ryde 96 Yes Part time 10 years
Established in Sydney in 1964, Macquarie University is a progressive voice among universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Created during a time of extraordinary social transformation to be a different kind of university, it was and will always be a bold experiment in higher education.

True to its founders' vision, the University has challenged the conventional thinking of academia through innovations in its campus set-up, curricula, interdisciplinary research, and engagement with industry and the wider community.

More than 40,000 students are enrolled annually across five faculties: Arts, Business and Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Human Sciences, and Science and Engineering.

Over the years, the campus has become a magnet for a constellation of companies - all local and global leaders in dynamic sectors including information technology and healthcare - which means greater access to career opportunities for its graduates.

The University is imbuing all of its undergraduate curricula with an emphasis on civic and professional participation. Its PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program takes students into working and social environments that enrich their experiences and connections, and open their minds to engaging as active world citizens.

The Macquarie University campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport - 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

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