Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

The Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is offered jointly by UTS: Law and UTS: International Studies. The course is designed for students who wish to provide specialised legal services to international organisations and to satisfy the demand for lawyers who can act for foreign investors. Career prospects are enhanced by international experience, making students more marketable to prospective employers both locally and internationally. The course offers students the opportunity to gain an international perspective to their law studies. In developing language skills and undertaking overseas study in their fourth year, students are exposed to expertise and skills to enable them to work internationally and have an in-depth understanding of cross-cultural legal issues. Career options include legal policy adviser within a government department, lawyer in a commercial or corporate sector with international links. Graduates can work with international organisations such as the United Nations and opportunities also exist in foreign affairs.

Course Fee:


International: $201,840

Entry Requirements:

An Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification at the required level. There is a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184. Proficiency in English is assumed. There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.

Structure:

The course comprises a total of 240 credit points. The study components for course completion are as follows. The law component of 144 credit points is made up of: 108 credit points of compulsory core law subjects 30 credit points of law options, and 6 credit points of legal theory options. The international studies component comprises 96 credit points of international studies subjects. For a current listing of subjects in each course refer to the study package directory. The course duration is five years of full-time study. The law component requires attendance of 10-15 hours of lectures a week and timetable constraints may require attendance at daytime and evening classes. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Subjects you can Study:

Law; Argentina; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; France; Germany; Italy; Japan; Latino USA; Mexico; Spain; Switzerland

Study Pathways:

Students can graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) if they complete subjects Research Methodology and Research Thesis within the course. The degree may be awarded with first or second class honours, which does not require an additional honours year. The rules concerning the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) can be found in undergraduate course information. Students who meet these criteria for honours are eligible for transfer into the appropriate undergraduate honours exit course on completion of all coursework. This transfer is managed by the Haymarket Student Centre and occurs just prior to graduation.

Further information:

Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas. To practise as a lawyer in NSW, students need to successfully complete an accredited legal academic qualification (e.g. Bachelor of Laws) and an accredited course of practical legal training (PLT), which UTS offers through its PLT program. Students enrolled in this course may complete their practical legal training by undertaking a postgraduate course in PLT, such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice.

Recognition:

This course satisfies the requirements for admission to the Supreme Court of NSW as a lawyer, provided students complete a practical legal training program, such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00099F

Related Careers:

Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 97.7 Yes Full time 5 years
One of the largest universities in New South Wales, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has an international reputation for quality programs and flexible learning. UTS offers its students a lively, supportive and diverse learning environment and a range of social, cultural and sporting facilities to enrich each student's experience. The UTS campus is located in a vibrant and diverse environment in the heart of the City near Haymarket and Darling Harbour.

The University's goal is to provide a level of higher education that informs, instructs and augments knowledge and skills relevant to students' futures in professional life. UTS develops and regularly revises its programs of study in partnership with industry, government and professional bodies, so that its degrees are based on the latest professional standards and current practices. As a result, UTS produces graduates who are ready for work, and this is demonstrated in the high numbers of its students who are members of the workforce within a few months of finishing their degree. UTS regards learning as a lifelong experience, and offers a range of programs to cater for the educational needs of people at a variety of stages in their lives, and from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Each faculty is responsible for programs across a number of key disciplines, and many offer courses in conjunction with other faculties or with the Institute for International Studies. Courses developed and delivered by the faculties reflect the University's commitment to providing a relevant education to students through flexible and work-based modes of learning and through the ongoing internationalisation of the curriculum.

Provider CRICOS: 00099F

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