Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Within this combined degree program, students study a combination of Arts and Law courses over a period of five years full-time. On completion of the first three years students will have completed all the courses required for the Bachelor of Arts degree. In the final two years of the combined degree program students complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and may enrol in these two years on a less than full time basis.


  • The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) requires students to successfully complete 400 units, which is comrpised of: 30 units Arts core courses
  • 160 units of Laws (Honours) core courses
  • 80 units of Laws (Honours) directed courses
  • One 80 unit Arts major
  • 10 units from the Work Integrated Learning course list
  • and 40 units of electives OR a 40 unit Arts minor.


  • Ancient History & Classical LanguagesChinese (Minor only)Creative & Performing ArtsEducationEnglish & WritingFilm, Media & Cultural StudiesFrench Studies (Beginner Sequence)French Studies (Intermediate Sequence)GermanGlobal Indigenous StudiesHistoryHuman Geography & the EnvironmentJapanese Studies (Beginner Sequence)Japanese Studies (Intermediate Sequence)LinguisticsPhilosophy & ReligionPolitics & International RelationsPsychology StudiesSociology & Anthropology

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Mathematics recommended for Psychology courses
  • No assumed knowledge for Law
  • Selection is via academic merit only


Students completing this combined degree may meet the academic requirements to practice Law in New South Wales.

Study pathways

Honours in the Bachelor of Arts is available as an additional year to students who achieve a credit grade point average.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Newcastle City Precinct International: $166,250 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Newcastle City Precinct.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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