Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

This degree is offered as a combined program which means you combine your Bachelor of Laws with the Bachelor of Arts 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. Studying the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at UON lets you forge your own path. This program offers flexibility, taught face to face, online, and on different campuses. Study what you are passionate about in life, and gather skills that will prepare you for the work place and a wide variety of careers. Tailor your studies and gain core specialisations by choosing from a broad range of majors and minors and 100s of courses in the arts and humanities, leading to diverse careers and gain a better understanding and appreciation the world around you, and what it means to be human. Explore ideas, theories and records of how people process the human experience. You will learn about society, culture, history, language, media, politics and more. 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 career sectors. This combined degree may meet the academic requirements to practice Law in NSW.

Structure

  • Students complete 170 units of Core Law Courses
  • 70 units of Directed Laws Courses
  • 30 units of Core Arts Courses
  • plus 80 unit Arts Major
  • 40 unit Arts Minor and 10 units of Electives or 80 unit Arts Major and 50 units of Electives.

Subjects

  • Arts Majors include:- Global Indigenous Studies
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Education
  • English and Writing
  • Film, Media and Cultural Studies
  • French Studies
  • German
  • History
  • Human Geography and the Environment
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology Studies
  • Sociology and Anthropology. Arts Minors are available in:- Ancient History
  • Chinese, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Studies of Religion
  • Violence Studies
  • Writing Studies.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Mathematics recommended for Psychology courses
  • No assumed knowledge for Law
  • Selection is via academic merit only

Recognition

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

Study pathways

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

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Newcastle City Precinct International: $143,100
  • ATAR: 78
No
  • Full-time : 5 years

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