University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

University of Newcastle

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

Within this combined degree program, students study a combination of Bachelor of Communication 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 Communication degree. In the final two years of the combined degree program students complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and may enrol in these two years on a less than full time basis.Students completing this combined degree meet the academic requirement to practice law in NSW, and also become specialists in a field of Communication. However, students must also complete postgraduate professional training approved by the Legal Profession Admission Board to practice as a solicitor. 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 Communication/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is undertaken over five years of full-time study. The combined degree program requires the successful completion of 400 units, which is comprised of: 80 units Communication core courses
  • 160 units Laws (Honours) core courses
  • 80 units Laws (Honours) directed courses
  • One 80 unit Communication major


  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Media production
  • Media studies
  • Public relations

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Selection is via academic merit only


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

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Newcastle City Precinct International: $172,775
  • 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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