Bachelor of Social Science / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

University of Newcastle

This degree is offered as a combined program which means you combine your Bachelor of Laws with the Bachelor of Social Science and get two qualifications in only five years of study. If you want to be a practising lawyer you can also complete the Diploma of Legal Practice and work in the legal system as soon as you graduate. Studying the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at our Newcastle Law School is your passport to a career as a successful lawyer, or a range of other related legal professions. Our law courses are tailored to provide you with a study program that will prepare you for work in diverse employment contexts. By studying our Bachelor of Social Science degree students gain an empowering qualification that leads to rewarding careers in diverse fields. This degree allows students to develop cultural sensitivity, ethical awareness and a solid understanding of the systems that define our world. Social Science is the study of social relationships, structures and issues. Through core and elective courses, you will learn to analyse, challenge and gain insight into globally significant theories about gender, class, race, crime, illness and health, work, social justice and social organisation. Students explore the exciting complexities of the human social experience and learn to apply the research methodologies of social science to the societies in which we exist. Choose from 11 diverse social science majors to enrich your learning and employment options. UON Social Science graduates are work-ready through hands-on learning and the opportunity for a minimum of 80 hours work experience as part of the degree. Our University of Newcastle Legal Centre provides hands-on experience with opportunities to work on real cases and gain essential courtroom experience. Even if you choose not to practise law, a strong legal understanding and the ability to apply logical reasoning means that law graduates are extremely competitive for employment opportunities in a range of different c

Course Fee:


International: $141,175

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Mathematics recommended; no assumed knowledge for law; selection is via academic merit only

Structure:

The first 3 years complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Social Science. In the final 2 years students complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Honours).

Subjects you can Study:

Global Indigenous studies; Human services; Criminology; History; Human geography and the environment; Human resource management and industrial relations; Law; Tourism management; Linguistics; Politics and international relations; Psychology studies; Sociology and anthropology.

Study Pathways:

Honours in the Bachelor of Social Science is available as an additional year to students who achieve a credit grade point average.

Recognition:

Students completing this combined degree may meet the academic requirements to practice Law in New South Wales.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Newcastle City Precinct 89.25 No Full time 5 years

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