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 students will explore throughout the degree include Australian Legal System; Legal Writing and Research; Law in Context; Civil Obligations; Equity; Criminal Law; Legal Conflict Resolution; Constitutional Law; Property and Trusts; Administrative Law; Public International and Human Rights Law; Theories of Law; Company Law; Ethics for Lawyers; Civil Procedure; and Evidence. This is then combined with an Arts major of their choice, including Anthropology; English Literature; History; Indigenous Studies; International Relations; Journalism; Legal Studies and Public Relations.


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)


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

Standard entry requirements

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


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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Springfield Domestic: $113,600
International: $140,800
  • ATAR: 76.35
  • Online/Off-campus : 5 years
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
Toowoomba Domestic: $113,600
International: $140,800
  • ATAR: 76.35
  • Online/Off-campus : 5 years
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 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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