Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

A Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws from UOW equips graduates with a comprehensive legal education: a world-class degree that provides a thorough grounding in the law, as well as a real-world focus on the essential practical skills and the social and ethical context in which the law operates. Combining Law with a UOW Arts degree adds flexibility and versatility to your studies. At UOW, we believe that practical experience is a vital part of our students' legal training. We are the only law school in New South Wales that requires students to complete a legal internship, providing highly valued industry experience. We are committed to social justice and providing a legal education that engages with the complexities of law's intersection with society. This double degree delivers a practical and contextual legal education that prepares graduates not only for traditional careers in the legal profession but also for a wide range of careers in government, business and community organisations - as leaders, innovators and problem solvers. A Bachelor of Laws from UOW provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to pursue a multitude of career options. You will study compulsory Law subjects and electives, plus at least 90 credit points from the Arts schedule. The Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws covers the prescribed areas of knowledge for future admission to the profession, as well as including a choice of electives. Additionally, an integrated skills program equips graduates with experience in areas such as legal research, interviewing, legal drafting, advocacy and negotiation. Opportunities also exist to undertake subjects by way of international exchange. Students select subjects with origins in the humanities including history, languages and philosophy, as well as subjects within the disciplines of social sciences including cultural studies, sociology and politics. Students also have the ability to take this degree in a creative direction, such as creative writing and photography.

Structure

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.

Subjects

  • Arts majors: Archaeology and ancient history
  • Community culture and environment
  • Creative writing
  • Cultural studies
  • English literatures
  • Environmental humanities
  • French
  • History
  • Indigenous studies
  • International relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Laws
  • Mandarin for non-Chinese background students
  • Mandarin for character background students
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Science and technology studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Writing and English literatures

Standard entry requirements

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12 The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 90 or an IB of 33. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied any 2 units of English. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

Recognition

By completing a law degree at UOW, students are completing an academic qualification that is recognised for admission as a lawyer in Australia, subject to completing state-approved Practical Legal Training (PLT). Further details for NSW admissions can be found at the Legal Profession Admission Board website. A student wishing to practice as a barrister or solicitor must undertake some form of professional practical training, the requirements vary between each state and territory. The UOW Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Bar Council of India and the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Students from India and Bangladesh are encouraged to apply. Graduates can be accredited to practice as a barrister or solicitor upon returning home, subject to the completion of any required bridging course.

Study pathways

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $167,760
  • ATAR: 76
Yes
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Full-time : 5 years

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