University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Laws

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This combined program is offered jointly by UTS: Law and UTS: Business. The Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Laws brings together foundational understanding of law and how institutional rules and incentives shape economic outcomes with real-world experience to make students work-ready upon graduation. 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 economics and law. 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 course comprises a total of 240 credit points, allowing students to graduate with the separate degrees of Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws. The study components for course completion are as follows: The law component of 144 credit points, and the economics component of 96 credit points. The course duration is five years of full-time study. The law component requires attendance of 10-15 hours a week and timetable constraints may require attendance at both daytime and evening classes.


  • Business statistics
  • Microeconomics
  • Mathematics for economics and business
  • Foundations of law
  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Criminal law
  • Contracts
  • Civil law
  • Commercial law
  • Administrative law
  • Corporate law

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

Study pathways

Students who meet the criteria for honours are eligible for transfer into the appropriate undergraduate honours exit course on completion of all coursework. Students can additionally undertake the Economics stream in the Bachelor of Business (Honours), which requires an additional year of full-time study.

Further information

Students can graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) if they complete subjects Research Methodology and Research Thesis within the course. 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.

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