Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Students will learn practical skills in Law like critical analysis, written and oral communication, research, negotiation and advocacy, all of which are necessary for succeeding in a legal profession. In this double degree combination, students will gain a competitive edge by being able to recognise how law functions in social and scientific contexts. Combining science and law allows students to tackle projects such as environmental planning, or look at the legal implications of introducing new technology. Students can choose to specialise in one specific area of science or choose to work in corporate advisory roles around social responsibility. This combination of study will develop logical and independent thinking, creative problem-solving, organisational abilities, numeracy and statistical literacy.
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent. The first year of the LLB must be completed full-time, except where faculty approval is given on equity grounds. In the following 4 years of the degree, students enrol in Law subjects and subjects from the other schedules.
- Biological Sciences
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Ecology and Conservation Biology
- Physical Geography
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Selection via ATAR
- Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English and any 2 units of science assumed
- Students may also be assessed on specific Access schemes, TAFE qualifications, or any previous tertiary study
By completing your law degree at UOW, you are completing an academic qualification that is recognised for admission as a lawyer in Australia, subject to completing state-approved Practical Legal Training (PLT). For further details on NSW admissions, visit the Legal Profession Admission Board website: http://www.lpab.justice.nsw.gov.au/
If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.
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UOW double degrees aim to broaden a student's knowledge and skill base and improve career options in competitive, increasingly interactive fields. The programs are designed to enhance a student's educational, academic and professional qualifications whilst minimising the costs of their studies.