The University of Notre Dame Australia

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Theology

The University of Notre Dame Australia

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

The Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Theology explores the increasingly complex relationship between the law and religion, religious freedom, and religious conflict. As a Catholic University, theology holds a central place in the life and mission of The University of Notre Dame Australia. Through the study of theology and various research methodologies, our students develop the skills to critically examine Scripture and Christian Tradition, thereby improving your understanding of the Catholic faith within a legal framework.The Bachelor of Laws, meanwhile, focuses on the practical application of legal and ethical principles. This degree has a particular focus on the basic building blocks of the law (the so-called “Priestley” subjects) and on developing practical skills such as public speaking, advocacy, alternative dispute resolution and commercial practice skills. Through our mentoring and internship programs students have many opportunities to experience the law in practice. All of our academics have a substantial amount of experience in legal practice (either as solicitors, law experts, barristers or judges) in Australia or overseas. This allows each student to learn not just legal principles but how they apply in legal practice.Graduates of this double degree program can work as a solicitor in private practice, become a barrister, join a corporation or not-for-profit organisation as an in-house solicitor, work in the courts as a judge’s associate or enter academia.


  • 3 core curriculum courses
  • 23 compulsory law courses
  • 4 law elective courses
  • 13 theology courses


  • Law
  • Theology

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants with recent Secondary Education: HSC Performance Band Results with a Band 5 in English, a minimum average of Bands 5s and an overall minimum average HSC mark of 80% in HSC Category A Courses (or Interstate equivalent). Applicants must be eligible for an ATAR or OP
  • 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.


The Legal Profession Admission Board in NSW.

Study information

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

Further information

This course is only available to domestic students in Sydney.

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