Bachelor of Biomedical Science / Bachelor of Laws

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088053D

Level of study: Undergraduate


The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Biomedical Science is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment.

As a graduate of this double degree you will be well placed to develop specialist legal practice in a wide range of fields. This includes roles in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries and in roles related to the development, marketing and governance of health and disease.

The pro bono work you'll complete as part of this degree will provide you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

Professional experience

You must complete 80 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

Work placement

The pro bono program provides practical work–place based experience in a community context.

Professional recognition

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia.


Graduates in Law can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations as diverse as national regulatory bodies, universities or public broadcasters)
  • in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions
  • public interest legal work in community legal centres
  • legal research.

Completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Laws is excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as:

  • regulation and governance in health
  • commercial health ventures
  • the not-for-profit sector.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,216 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 1,56,080; Unit fee: 3,902
Feb 2023 5 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

Have completed the required studies at Year 12 level or equivalent.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): with an overall score of 7.0, including an individual score of 6.5 for all tests.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic):
From an internet-based total of Internet based total of 94: minimum 24 writing, 20 speaking and listening and 19 in reading

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills

ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%)

Overall CAE score: 185 Minimum score of 176 in all tests.


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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