Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts - History and Global Politics

University of South Australia

This program gives students a competitive edge by combining law with history and global politics. Students graduate with professional honours and an advanced understanding of legal principles, including the opportunity to experience an industry or clinic placement, undertake a law reform project or conduct high level research in their final year. In the on-campus Legal Advice Clinic students gain valuable experience, solving the legal problems of real clients under the guidance of a managing solicitor. In the arts studies students explore the global contexts of politics and history which includes Australia's role domestically, and within the broader currents, of regional and global politics.

Course Fee:

International: $163,000

Entry Requirements:

Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR; OR complete secondary education equivalent to SACE; complete International Baccalaureate Diploma; complete or partially complete higher education program; complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above; complete a Diploma or above; qualify for special entry; complete a Foundation Studies program AND meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.


180 units; 40 courses; 24 courses from the Bachelor of Laws program; and 16 courses from the Bachelor of Arts (History and Global Politics) Degree.

Subjects you can Study:

Law; History; Global Politics; An arts major from: Applied Linguistics; Creative Writing and Literature; Cultural Studies; Languages (French / Italian / Japanese); English Language; Psychology; Performing Arts; Screen Studies; Social Media or Sociology.

Study Pathways:

An alternative entry option for Australian students is available through the Foundation Studies program or the Diploma in Business with UniSA College, subject to Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements. Students can also consider the Bachelor of Business (Legal Studies). International students can consider the Bachelor of Business (Legal Studies) as an alternative pathway.

Further information:

If students wish to seek admission to practise law in South Australia they must satisfy a number of specified course requirements in their degree, followed by the completion of Practical Legal Training.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Historian, Lawyer, Parliamentarian,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City West No info Yes Part time
City West No info Yes Full time 5 years
The University of South Australia (UniSA) is the largest university in South Australia with over 36,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on four urban and two regional campuses. As a prominent provider of international education in the state, the university has close working links with industry, the professions, business and government and offers more professional education programs than any university in South Australia. More than 140 undergraduate and 200 coursework and research postgraduate programs in fields including law, education, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, podiatry, medical radiation, human movement, commerce, business, management, computer and information science, engineering, construction management, urban and regional planning, visual arts, psychology, civil aviation, journalism, and more are offered. An integral part of a UniSA student's study program includes work in clinical and field placements, assisting with industry-based projects, and working alongside people from industry and the professions.

The Graduate Careers' Council of Australia's annual survey has consistently shown UniSA graduates recording the highest success rate in the State for employment after graduation.

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