University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies / 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 Global Indigenous Studies 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. The Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies delivers a core focus on ensuring a strong student understanding of culture, history and politics. A Global Indigenous Studies degree opens doors for jobs in a range of areas in both Indigenous and mainstream organisations internationally. Students graduate with an in-depth understanding of Indigenous culture, history and political life in Australia and the world and the ability to challenge and develop policy affecting social justice in the workforce and community. Graduates will pursue rewarding careers in Indigenous affairs and beyond. 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.


The first 3 years cover the requirements of the Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies. In the final 2 years students complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Honours).


  • Law
  • Global Indigenous Studies

Standard entry requirements

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


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

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Newcastle City Precinct International: $166,967 No
Online International: $166,967 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Newcastle City Precinct, Online.

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

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