University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

University of Newcastle

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

Within the combined degree program, students study a combination of Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) courses over a period of five years full-time. On completion of the first three years students will have completed all the courses required for the Bachelor of Business degree. In the final two years of the combined degree program students complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and may enrol in these two years on a less than full time basis.Students completing this combined degree program become specialists in Business and meet the academic requirements to practice law in NSW. However, students wishing to practice law must also complete postgraduate professional training approved by the Legal Profession Admission Board. Alternatively, students completing this degree may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) /Diploma of Legal Practice Program - see separate handbook entry - which allows immediate admission to legal practice on graduation.


  • The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is undertaken over five years of full-time study. The combined degree program requires successful completion of 400 units, which is comprised of: 60 units Business core courses
  • 160 units Laws (Honours) core courses
  • 80 units Laws (Honours) directed courses
  • One 70 unit Business major
  • 10 units from the Work Integrated Learning course list
  • and 20 units of electives.


  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Governance, policy and political economy
  • Human resources management
  • International business
  • Law
  • Leadership and management
  • Marketing
  • Tourism management
  • Sports management

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • For the Bachelor of Business: assumed knowledge of Mathematics
  • No assumed knowledge for Law
  • Selection is via academic merit onlyThere are a number of ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. Students may be considered for admission on the basis of:NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification
  • Completed or partly completed higher education studies
  • TAFE qualifications
  • Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International)


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

Study pathways

Credit may be available to students who have studied a VET course or who have studied through another Higher Education Institution. Honours in the Bachelor of Business is available as an additional year to students who achieve a credit grade point average.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Newcastle City Precinct International: $169,675
  • ATAR: 85.00
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Newcastle City Precinct.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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