La Trobe University

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

La Trobe University

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

Gain the skillset for an influential career. To understand the big issues of our age, we need to examine social and economic issues from a range of different angles. Because of this, tomorrow's leaders will benefit from legal expertise, while successful lawyers will require emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills. La Trobe's Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics gives you a practical, progressive and multi-disciplinary education with a unique social and ethical perspective on how the law operates. Gain a comprehensive legal skillset, then put it to work in real-world environments through placement opportunities. Enhance your political expertise by learning how governments manage their economies and achieve important social objectives. Study the interaction between inflation, unemployment, economic growth and foreign debt, along with the effects on social wellbeing.


Complete a total of at least five years of full-time study or its part time equivalent. To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Laws(Honours)/Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics, students must complete a total 600 credit points consisting of: 360 credit points of Bachelor of Laws(Honours) subjects, of which: 240 core credit-points 30 core-choice credit points 90 elective credit points Complete in sequence the compulsory Law subjects 240 credit points of politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) 120 core credit-points 120 credit points of a PPE major


  • Majors Include: Political Economy
  • Political Philosophy

Standard entry requirements

Secondary education. VCE: 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 Politics, Philosophy and Economics 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: $203,000 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, Dec 8 2023

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