La Trobe University

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Media and Communication

La Trobe University

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

Media is changing fast. Get the skills to stay ahead. The media landscape is evolving, and we need new legal frameworks. In our digital age, journalists and members of the public often find themselves navigating with laws designed for an analogue world. A double degree in law and media and communication prepares you to stay one step ahead. La Trobe's Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Media and Communication gives you the skills and experience to navigate media as it is now - and as it evolves in the future. In your law studies, you'll cover key areas of legal practice and build transferable skills that you can take into a range of workplaces - such as advocacy, negotiation and dispute resolution. You'll also build expertise in media and communication as you build your understanding of contract management, media regulation and representation.


Complete a total of at least five years full-time study or its part time equivalent. Complete in sequence the core Law subjects. Complete in sequence the core Media and Communication degree core (4 subjects) and all listed core subjects within one of the listed majors. Complete a total of 600 credit points (360 credit points in Law and 240 credit points from Media and Communication). Complete a total of 24 subjects in Law (18 core subjects and six electives). Complete a total of 16 subjects from Media and Communication (four compulsory subjects, eight subjects comprising the Major, and four elective subjects).


  • Majors Include: Creative and Professional Writing
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Media Industries
  • Sports Media

Standard entry requirements

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.


The Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Media and Communication 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 and/or relevant visa requirements, 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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