Bachelor of Communication and Media / Bachelor of Laws

University of Wollongong

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

A UOW Bachelor of Communication and Media - Bachelor of Laws equips students 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 Communication and Media prepares students to engage with a global media culture within a legal context. It has an international focus and places a strong emphasis on research skills while introducing students to ways in which new media shapes everyday lives. We look at the ethical and legal considerations of emerging media within the workplace as well as our local, national and international communities. 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.

Structure

5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.

Subjects

  • Digital and Social Media
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Communication and Advertising
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Global Screen Media
  • Law

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 your law degree at UOW, you 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. Students wishing to practice as a barrister or solicitor must undertake some form of professional practical training, the requirements for which 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 you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your 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. For detailed information on UOW credit transfer arrangements visit: https://www.uow.edu.au/handbook/generalcourserules/UOW028672.html

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Wollongong International: $167,760
  • ATAR: 76
Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
UOW South Western Sydney International: $167,760 No information available No No information available

Further information

This double degree is proposed to start at UOW South Western Sydney campus from 2020, subject to final approval.

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