Bachelor of Social Science / Bachelor of Laws

Southern Cross University

This double degree gives students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the law as it applies to the social sciences. Students can also major in a selected social science discipline and choose from a comprehensive suite of law electives. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is a recognised degree for admission as a lawyer throughout Australia. Whatever their field of interest, the LLB will equip students with the intellectual, critical and practical skills needed in the professional practice of law.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Recommended: any 2 units of English; or TAFE and VET awards (Certificate III and above); or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; or Work Experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)

Structure:

A total of 480 credit points (usually 40 units) must be completed. Attendance at on-campus workshops is a requirement of the Bachelor of Laws.

Subjects you can Study:

Law; Politics and Government; Sociology; Development studies; Cultural studies; Welfare studies

Study Pathways:

Applicants who do not have the required entry mark are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Social Science. If those students achieve the required grade point average during that course, they may then apply for transfer into the double degree.

Further information:

Graduates can pursue career opportunities that combine knowledge of social science and law; and those specific to each discipline. For social science: professional roles in social welfare, community development, or in policy-related areas of government departments and the private sector. For law: as barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas in private, corporate, or government organisations.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession, but professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible for admission.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 01241G

Related Careers:

Lawyer, Sociologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lismore 89 No Online 5 years
Lismore 89 No Full time 5 years
Lismore 89 No Part time 10 years
Gold Coast 89 No Online 5 years
Gold Coast 89 No Full time 5 years
Gold Coast 89 No Part time 10 years
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Provider CRICOS: 01241G

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