La Trobe University

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Explore your passions and build a rewarding career. Today's workplaces are rapidly evolving. Governments, businesses and law firms need passionate professionals who not only have advanced legal expertise, but also the ability to think critically, analytically and creatively. La Trobe's Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts lets you enrich your legal education by pursuing your interests and passions. Open doors to a diverse range of rewarding careers, while exploring how to make a difference in your community. Learn the fundamentals of criminal, constitutional, property and company law. Explore the legal system and understand how it can be used as a powerful and positive force in society.

Structure

  • To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts, students must complete 600 credit points consisting of: 360 credit points of Law coded subjects, of which: 240 core credit-points 30 or 45 core-choice credit points 75 or 90 elective credit points 240 credit points of Arts coded subjects, of which: One, 120 credit point major to be selected from Arts majors list Select from:
  • A second 120 credit point major to be selected from Arts majors or
  • a combination of HUSS elective subjects and/or Arts minor/s or
  • two minors to be selected from Arts minor list or
  • 120 credit points of elective subjects

Subjects

  • Majors Include: Aboriginal Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeological and Heritage Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese Studies Advanced
  • Chinese Studies Beginners
  • Chinese Studies Extension
  • Chinese Studies Intermediate
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • Crime, Justice and Legal Studies
  • Digital Media
  • English
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Ethics and Social Justice
  • French Studies Advanced
  • French Studies Beginners
  • French Studies Extension
  • French Studies Intermediate
  • Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies
  • Greek Studies Advanced
  • Greek Studies Beginners
  • Greek Studies Extension
  • Greek Studies Intermediate
  • Hindi Studies Beginners
  • History
  • Human Geography
  • International Studies
  • Italian Studies Advanced
  • Italian Studies Beginners
  • Italian Studies Extension
  • Italian Studies Intermediate
  • Japanese Studies Advanced
  • Japanese Studies Beginners
  • Japanese Studies Intermediate
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychological Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies Advanced
  • Spanish Studies Beginners
  • Spanish Studies Extension
  • Spanish Studies Intermediate
  • Sustainability and Development
  • Visual Cultures

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (25) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website: latrobe.edu.au/courses

Recognition

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts course includes the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to meet the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer. Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training via either a 12-month period of supervised legal training or completion of an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practice must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practice. International students are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by the relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice. International graduates require a relevant visa to complete a practical legal traineeship and a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. Please contact the Australian Department of Home Affairs for details. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. For further details, including admission to the legal profession, please contact the professional body for details.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (Bundoora) International: $199,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne (Bundoora).

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Sep 30 2022

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