Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

The law double degree programs permit students to undertake multi-skilling, and offer diverse career paths providing high marketability in multiple areas of expertise. It provides students with professional legal skills including the ability to analyse legal material and understand fundamental legal principles; an understanding of the relationship between law and society; the skills to analyse and solve non-legal problems and specialised study into the Australian legal system.

Structure

400 credit points. Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws students are required to complete four core units plus one of the eight unit majors and one of the four unit sub-majors or the 12 unit Psychology key program in the Arts degree (16 units) together with the LLB key program (24 units).

Subjects

  • Cultural and social analysis
  • English
  • History and political thought
  • Indigenous Australian studies
  • International relations and Asian studies
  • Islamic studies
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Psychological studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Any 2 units of English

Recognition

Eligible to apply to the Legal Practitioners Admission Board for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW after undertaking prescribed professional legal training.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Campbelltown International: $153,880
  • ATAR: 95
No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
Parramatta International: $153,880
  • ATAR: 95
No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

Further information

Students must choose either Campbelltown or Parramatta as their home campus, however the BA degree is only taught at Penrith, Parramatta and Bankstown campuses. Honours in Law is awarded on the basis of superior performance in the law component including an honours dissertation.

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