Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Global Studies

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079436G

Level of study: Undergraduate


This unique degree is designed to develop an awareness of the broader context in which legal issues arise including the political, historical, philosophical and economic dimensions.

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies also offers an international education, and you will be required to study abroad (ACU has over 60 partner institutions around the world) and/or do an internship that provides international work experience in your third year. You will also 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.

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies produces well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment.

Professional experience

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

Work placement

The pro bono program provides practical work-place-based experience in a community context. In addition, students will have the opportunity to study or work overseas in an area relevant to their studies and interests in the Global Studies program.

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.


As a graduate you can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • careers in the public sector both local and international
  • government service including the diplomatic service, the United Nations system, other international organisations and NGOs
  • social entrepreneurship and companies with global outreach
  • international relations
  • journalism including travel journalism and tourism

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

Applicants whose first language is not English must have either:

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.


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