La Trobe University

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Science

La Trobe University

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

Build a career in law or science - or both. Rapid evolutions in science and technology mean our advancements sometimes outpace the law. Get the skills to stay ahead. In La Trobe's Bachelor of Laws(Honours)/Bachelor of Science, you can pursue multiple interests and gain a powerful combination of legal skills and cutting-edge scientific knowledge. From stem cell research to how personal information is collected, stored and shared, advances in science and technology have real human impacts. This double degree uniquely prepares you to address contemporary challenges from a scientific, legal and ethical perspective. Benefit from our progressive approach to legal education with a law degree you can shape to your own career goals. You'll get a solid grounding in the basics of law and hone your expertise in advocacy, negotiation and dispute resolution - skills valued by employers across industries.

Structure

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 Science, 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 Bachelor of Science subjects of which: 60 core credit points 60 credit points science elective or minor subjects, (Physics * must also take mathematics minor) 120 credit points major subjects

Subjects

  • Majors Include: Applied Cybersecurity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Crop Science
  • Data Science
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Human Physiological Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Psychological Science
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

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.
  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 subject prerequisite - Other - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
  • 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 Science 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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