Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Monash University

Advances in biomedical science can have a major impact on the well-being of society, but the transition from laboratory to the people it will benefit is a complex journey. This double degree course gives students the tools to do this. They will gain a solid foundation in the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system and the research, analytical and communication skills of the legal profession. Combine this with an understanding of anatomy, epidemiology and preventative medicine, genetics, immunology, microbiology and pharmacology and students will have the grounding to use their law skills to help solve challenging medical problems.

Course Fee:

International: $211,050

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English, a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry and in one of Physics, Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics


The Bachelor of Laws course consists of 156 points of study with 17 compulsory units. The remainder of the program consists of Law elective units, including 1 Commercial law elective and 1 Research project elective, selected by the student in order to tailor their course to their interests. The Bachelor of Biomedical Science requires that students complete 96 points of biomedical science units, including 14 compulsory units and 2 elective units.

Subjects you can Study:

Administrative law; Body systems; Constitutional law; Contract; Corporations law; Criminal law; Diagnostic and research tools; Disease and society; Equity; Evidence; Infection and immunity; Lawyers' ethics in practice; Litigation and dispute resolution; Mollecular and cellular biology; Professional practice; Property; Torts; Trusts

Study Pathways:

Students may apply to transfer to this degree from another undergraduate course once they have completed the equivalent of one full-time year of study and achieved a minimum overall Distinction (70%) average. Entry to Law courses is a competitive process and the actual average required depends on the number and standard of applications received each year.

Further information:

If students are intending to practise law outside Australia, they should refer to that country's legal admissions board.


Admission to practise law in Australia only after completion of a practical legal training program or a period of supervised workplace training.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Clayton 94.25 Yes Full time 5.5 years
Clayton 94.25 Yes Part time 13 years

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