Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Bachelor of Biomedical Science / Bachelor of Laws

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Biomedical Science is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment.As a graduate of this double degree you will be well placed to develop specialist legal practice in a wide range of fields. This includes roles in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries and in roles related to the development, marketing and governance of health and disease.The pro bono work you will complete as part of this degree will provide you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.Students who have completed 120 credit points of law units with a grade point average of 5.75 and above may apply to complete an honours degree.

Structure

400 credit points. You must complete 80 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

Subjects

  • Biomedical science
  • Law

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12, or equivalent. New South Wales Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4), any two units of Mathematics (any) (Band 2)
  • Queensland Prerequisites: English (Units 3 and 4, C)
  • Any combination of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)
  • Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematics (any).

Recognition

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia.

Study pathways

An honours degree in Laws is available for high-achieving students.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $153,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $153,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

Further information

Graduates in Law can pursue a range of legal careers including: private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations as diverse as national regulatory bodies, universities or public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions; public interest legal work in community legal centres; legal research. Completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Laws is excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as: regulation and governance in health; commercial health ventures; the not-for-profit sector.

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