Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Music

Monash University

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

The entertainment industry creates unique legal and management challenges that require specialised knowledge. This double degree offers two very distinct areas of study that combine the expertise, skills and knowledge of a Law degree with training in the entertainment and music industries. Students can nourish their creative side, while also testing their capacity for clear thinking by combining music with the study of law. They might focus on one profession above the other, finding work as a professional musician or practising law as a barrister or solicitor, or combine the two in future choices.


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 Music requires that students complete 96 points of study including 12 compulsory units and 4 elective units.


  • Administrative law
  • Constitutional law
  • Contract law
  • Corporations law
  • Creative music technology
  • Criminal law
  • Equity
  • Ethnomusicology and musicology
  • Evidence
  • Lawyers' ethics in practice
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Music composition
  • Music performance
  • Professional practice
  • Property
  • Torts
  • Trusts

Standard 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. Applicants must achieve a satisfactory result in the performance audition/composition submission as well as meeting the ATAR or GPA requirements.


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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Clayton International: $211,050 No information available No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

Further information

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

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