Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

Students can enhance their career options and professional expertise by combining these two degrees in this sought-after double degree course. Graduates with these two degrees will have 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. In Arts, students will have been challenged to think critically and creatively, to resist easy answers or simplistic solutions and to develop an ethical and intellectual framework within which to understand what it means to be human, and how this changes over time. Taken together with the opportunities to study overseas and undertake work-based projects, it's a dynamic combination.


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 Arts course requires that students complete an Arts major (units in one Arts area of study at first, second and third year level), an Arts minor and additional Arts elective units.


  • Administrative law
  • Ancient cultures
  • Anthropology
  • Bioethics
  • Chinese studies
  • Communication
  • Communications and media studies
  • Constitutional law
  • Contracts
  • Corporations law
  • Criminal law and procedure
  • Criminology
  • English as an international language
  • Equity
  • Evidence
  • Film and screen studies
  • French studies
  • Gender studies
  • German studies
  • Global studies
  • History
  • Human geography
  • Human rights
  • Indigenous cultures and histories
  • Indonesian studies
  • International relations
  • International studies
  • Italian studies
  • Japanese studies
  • Journalism
  • Korean studies
  • Lawyers' ethics in practice
  • Linguistics
  • Literary studies
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Professional practice
  • Property
  • Religious studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish and Latin American studies
  • Theatre
  • Torts
  • Tourism
  • Trusts
  • Ukrainian studies
  • Writing

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English


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

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Clayton International: $220,500
  • ATAR: 90.8
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 13 years

Further information

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

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