The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Philosophy

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01032F

Are you thinking of studying a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in conjunction with the Bachelor of Laws degree? The University of Notre Dame Australia is the only university in Australia which offers this double degree. Students taking this degree combination will develop the ability to consider issues using two of the most developed forms of thinking and analysis utilised in Western civilisation: law and philosophy. This combination equips students will an array of skills which they can draw upon to resolve problems for themselves and for their clients.The Bachelor of Laws degree is an accredited degree for admission to legal practice. It combines excellent coverage of underlying legal and ethical principles with an explanation of how those principles are applied in legal practice. However, as a student of the School of Philosophy, you will encounter the works of great minds such as Aquinas, Socrates and Plato. In doing so, you will be encouraged to reflect deeply and critically on the fundamental questions of existence, as well as question your own preconceptions of ethics and morality. As a result, graduates from the School of Philosophy are able to analyse and evaluate arguments about our current political, religious, and ethical systems – all valuable skills for a lawyer.Similarly, the training you receive in the legal component of your degree will further develop your analytical mindset. Considered to be a degree of methodology rather than one solely of content, a Bachelor of Laws from Notre Dame teaches students to consider new approaches to problem solving and analysis. By participating in lively debate and the free exchange of ideas in intimate class settings, you will develop mastery of public speaking, advocacy, research, and dispute resolution.


  • 3 core curriculum courses
  • 23 compulsory law courses
  • 4 law elective courses
  • 12 philosophy courses


  • Law
  • Philosophy

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicant with recent Secondary Education (Western Australia) - Indicative minimum selection rank of 90 or equivalent with a pass in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Languge or Dialect (EALD). Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) of 33
  • Applicant with recent Secondary Education (Sydney) - HSC Performance Band Results with a Band 5 in English, a minimum average of Bands 5s and an overall minimum average HSC selection rank of 80 in HSC Category A Courses or minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 31
  • Applicants with Higher Education Study: Other University Studies completed at undergraduate level or higher. A minimum number of 4 subjects with a high credit average is required
  • Refer to Notre Dame general admission criterial:


The Legal Practice Board of WA; Legal Profession Admission Board in NSW

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: 85
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 5 years
Sydney No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 5 years

Further information

This course is only available to domestic students on Sydney and Fremantle campuses.

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