Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

A Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Laws from UOW equips graduates with a comprehensive legal education: a world-class degree that provides a thorough grounding in the law, as well as a real-world focus on the essential practical skills and the social and ethical context in which the law operates. Combining Law with a UOW Arts degree adds flexibility and versatility to your studies.We believe that practical experience is a vital part of your legal training. We are the only law school in New South Wales that requires you to complete a legal internship, providing highly valued industry experience.We are committed to social justice and providing a legal education that engages with the complexities of law's intersection with society.This double degree delivers a practical and contextual legal education that prepares graduates not only for traditional careers in the legal profession but also for a wide range of careers in government, business and community organisations – as leaders, innovators and problem solvers.

Structure

The Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws requires the successful completion of 240 credit points as specified below:All compulsory Law subjects for the Bachelor of Laws (114 credit points);30 credit points of electives from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule - see Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) for elective subjects;at least 96 credit points of subjects offered by the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities including:at least one of the majors listed in the Bachelor of Arts (minimum 48 credit points and maximum 60 credit points);a second major study (minimum 48 credit points and maximum 54 credit points) OR, a minor study (minimum of 24 credit points) from within the Arts and Humanities;If required, elective subjects to bring the total number of credit points completed to 240.No more than 48 credit points shall be of 100-level subjects for the Bachelor of Arts;Students are not required to take ASSH101;Where any subjects have the prefix LAW, the equivalent Bachelor of Laws subjects (LLB) must be substituted.Students interested in studying this degree part-time should consult with the Law Head of Students by contacting askuow@uow.edu.au;Students commencing in Spring will undertake their first session in the Bachelor of Arts, before completing their first year of Law in their second year of enrolment.Students can complete LLB3396 Legal Internship Program once the pre-requisite requirements are satisfied. Students should refer to the School of Law for further information on opportunities.

Subjects

  • Arts majors: Archaeology and ancient history
  • Community culture and environment
  • Creative writing
  • Cultural studies
  • English literatures
  • Environmental humanities
  • French
  • History
  • Indigenous studies
  • International relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Laws
  • Mandarin for non-Chinese background students
  • Mandarin for character background students
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Politics
  • Science and technology studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Writing and English literatures

Standard entry requirements

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

Recognition

By completing a law degree at UOW, students are completing an academic qualification that is recognised for admission as a lawyer in Australia, subject to completing state-approved Practical Legal Training (PLT). Further details for NSW admissions can be found at the Legal Profession Admission Board website. A student wishing to practice as a barrister or solicitor must undertake some form of professional practical training, the requirements vary between each state and territory. The UOW Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Bar Council of India and the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Students from India and Bangladesh are encouraged to apply. Graduates can be accredited to practice as a barrister or solicitor upon returning home, subject to the completion of any required bridging course.

Study pathways

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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Wollongong International: $171,120 Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
Wollongong International: $183,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 1

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