Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This combined program is offered jointly by UTS: Law and UTS: Business. One of the most popular combined degrees offered by UTS: Law, the Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws combines foundational understanding of law and important aspects of business with a wide choice of business majors and sub-majors, with real-world experience to make students work-ready upon graduation. The program provides full-time study for students wishing to obtain a professional legal qualification that satisfies the academic requirements only for admission as a lawyer. The degree seeks to provide students with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary to develop critical, analytical and evaluative skills essential for a dynamic and rewarding career in business and law. Career options include legal adviser within a government department, lawyer in corporate and commercial sector, mergers and acquisitions, property, and intellectual property, as well as management consultant or professional in the chosen business specialisation (such as an accountant or marketing executive).
The course comprises a total of 240 credit points, allowing students to graduate with the separate degrees of Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws. The law component is made up of 144 credit points, while the business component is made up of 96 credit points. The course duration is five years of full-time study. The law component requires attendance of 10-15 hours of lectures a week and timetable constraints may require attendance at both daytime and evening classes.
- Financial planning
- Human resource management
- International business
Standard entry requirements
- Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184. Proficiency in English and mathematics is assumed knowledge.
This course satisfies the requirements for admission to the Supreme Court of NSW as a lawyer, provided students complete a practical legal training program, such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice.
Students who meet the criteria for honours are eligible for transfer into the appropriate undergraduate honours exit course on completion of all coursework.
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To practise as a lawyer in NSW, students need to successfully complete an accredited legal academic qualification (e.g. Bachelor of Laws) and an accredited course of practical legal training (PLT), which UTS offers through its PLT program. Students enrolled in this course may complete their practical legal training by undertaking a postgraduate course in PLT, such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice. Students can graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) if they complete subjects Research Methodology and Research Thesis within the course. The degree may be awarded with first or second class honours, which does not require an additional honours year.