Bachelor of Theology / Bachelor of Laws

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079440A

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Theology is fuel for an inquisitive mind, and lawyers are inquisitive by nature. By combining law with a theology degree you will be equipped to stand up for people in need and causes that matter. This unique double degree provides a legal education informed by Christian values and an education in theology that is orientated to the professional values and practice of law. The degree focuses on ethical behaviour, social justice, the common good and the law’s interaction with theology.

Professional experience

You will complete 80 hours pro bono experience (after your first year).

Work placement

As part of this degree you 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.

Volunteer experience

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.

Careers

In addition to the wide range of careers open to graduates of the Bachelor of Laws, completion of this double degree is excellent preparation for careers in:

  • teaching
  • work in church agencies and ministries
  • chaplaincy
  • social inclusion
  • pastoral work
  • social work
  • research
  • journalism and media
  • administration and public relations

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
25 Jul 2022 5 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia

Entry criteria

Successfully completed at least two full-time years of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English; or
Demonstrated their English proficiency, as set out below:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Overall Score 7.0, Individual Score of 6.5 in all tests.
Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL) from an Internet-based total of 94, achieve a minimum of 24 in writing, 20 in speaking and listening, 19 in reading.

Address

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