University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Arts (History and Global Politics) (DHLD)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

This degree is made up of 40 courses. You will do 24 courses in law and 12 courses in arts. Laws (Honours); As a UniSA Law student, you’ll gain valuable skills from day one, including in reasoning, reporting, analysis, negotiation, communication and advocacy. You will also experience what it's like to argue a case and provide legal advice. Throughout your degree you will study core courses that teach you the fundamental legal concepts that underpin the Australian legal system. Courses such as torts, contracts, criminal law and constitutional law will give you a good understanding of basic legal principles. Our Law program also features courses that build your leadership skills, intercultural communication, project management and capacity for community engagement. You will have the opportunity to complete your GDLP in your final year of study and practical learning experiences, including mooting, negotiation, and witness examination. You will also engage in a Community Justice project, high-level research or an industry placement, ensuring you’ll be prepared for legal practice upon graduation.


  • 180 units
  • 40 courses
  • 24 courses from the Bachelor of Laws program
  • and 16 courses from the Bachelor of Arts (History and Global Politics) Degree.


  • Law
  • History
  • Global Politics
  • An arts major from: Applied Linguistics
  • Creative Writing and Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Languages (French / Italian / Japanese)
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Performing Arts
  • Screen Studies
  • Social Media or Sociology.

Standard entry requirements

Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above

Study pathways

An alternative entry option for Australian students is available through the Foundation Studies program or the Diploma in Business with UniSA College, subject to Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements. Students can also consider the Bachelor of Business (Legal Studies). International students can consider the Bachelor of Business (Legal Studies) as an alternative pathway.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City West International: $180,500 No
  • Full-time : 5 years

Further information

If students wish to seek admission to practise law in South Australia they must satisfy a number of specified course requirements in their degree, followed by the completion of Practical Legal Training.

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