Bachelor of Laws and Creative Writing

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

This unique four-year combined degree in laws and creative writing provides graduates with clear professional pathways as both legal and writing practitioners. Students gain fluency in written and oral expression, reading and research skills, and above all, writing across a range of genres, both professional and imaginative. The course anchors creativity, imagination and expressiveness within a professional degree, with clear vocational outcomes in law, government and industry. Graduates will be highly competent and adept in these two locally significant and globally relevant fields. The degree meets legal accreditation requirements and can be completed on campus or fully online.


23 core units, six elective law units and 3 creative writing elective units.


  • Law
  • Creative writing

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 with the required entry grade.


The Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) of NSW and satisfies the academic requirements for admission to the practice of law in Australia. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible for admission.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Gold Coast International: $104,000 No No information available
Lismore International: $104,000 No No information available

Further information

Graduates can pursue career opportunities that combine knowledge of creative writing and law; and those specific to each discipline. Graduates will be skilled as lawyers who can write well and as writers who can think and argue strategically. They can pursue opportunities in fields such as intellectual property, commercial or academic publishing, corporate communications, as well as legal work in a range of creative industries, government departments and professional practices.

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