University of Southern Queensland USQ

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

University of Southern Queensland USQ

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

A double degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws gives students exposure to multiple disciplines, increasing their employability. The Bachelor of Arts degree allows students to study across several skill and knowledge-bases in many different fields of study with plenty of flexibility. By combining this with a Bachelor of Laws, opportunities for employment will expand, as well as the areas of possible employment. By completing a combined degree, students will graduate sooner than if they were to complete two separate degrees. The different areas of law you will explore throughout the degree include criminal law, legal conflict and resolution and legal professional practice and ethics. This is then combined with an Arts major of your choice, including Anthropology and Archaeology, Creative and Critical Writing, English Literature, Journalism, International Relations, History, and Contemporary Media.

Structure

40 units: 16 Arts units (4 core, 1 x 8-unit major plus 4 electives or 1 x 12-unit major and 24 Law (19 core and 5 law electives)4 x Arts core courses plus 19 x Law core courses. 1 x 12-unit extended Arts major or 1 x 8-unit Arts major plus 1 x 4-unit minor plus 5 approved Law courses.

Subjects

  • Anthropology and Archaeology (Extended)
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Contemporary Media Studies
  • Creative and Critical Writing
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Relations
  • Journalism Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Public Relations Studies
  • Social Justice Studies.

Standard entry requirements

  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR of 76.35, Overall Position (OP) 11, tertiary entrance rank 77 or equivalent qualification
  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3
  • Assumed knowledge expectations: English

Recognition

The degree satisfies the academic qualification for admission as a legal practitioner (barrister or solicitor) in Queensland. Note that there are additional practical legal training requirements apart from the academic qualification. The degree will also satisfy the academic requirement for admission in the other Australian states and territories, however, students should always confirm legal practice admission requirements for the jurisdiction in which they wish to practise as these are usually done on a case by case basis.

Study pathways

The minimum requirements for exiting with a 24 unit Bachelor of Arts are: 4 Arts core courses plus 1 x 8-unit Arts major or 1 x 12-unit Arts major plus additional courses as per the recommended enrolment pattern for the Bachelor of Arts (to be approved by the BA Program Coordinator).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ipswich
  • ATAR: 76
Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 5 years
Online
  • ATAR: 76
Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 5 years
Springfield
  • ATAR: 76.35
Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 5 years
Toowoomba
  • ATAR: 76.35
Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 5 years

Further information

Graduates may go on to work in private practice as a solicitor or barrister, government departments, non-government agencies, legal organisations, journalism, public relations, media, communications, art. For the majors of music history, music practice and visual arts practice, applicants must attend an interview or audition or provide a portfolio.

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