Southern Cross University

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

Multiply your skills, knowledge and career prospects with a double degree in arts and law. You can immerse yourself in arts majors such as history, digital media or politics and international relations, while at the same time gathering the qualifications for a legal career. You may undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms, or undertake community arts learning opportunities, helping you build practical skills and develop professional networks. Graduates can pursue career opportunities that combine proficiency in the arts and law; and those specific to each discipline. This may include working in private practice as a solicitor or barrister, in government departments, non-government agencies, legal organisations or careers in the media, public relations and creative industries. The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements to practise law in Australia. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to practise as a lawyer.


Must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising: 20 core units (240 credit points), and 1 Arts Major (96 credit points), and 4 Arts Law Option units (48 credit points).


  • Law
  • Arts majors see Bachelor of Arts

Standard entry requirements

Australian Year 12


The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Australia.

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast
  • ATAR: 80
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Online campus
  • ATAR: 80
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years

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