Course details

CRICOS course code: 026686F

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Designed and taught by practising lawyers and academics, Deakin’s accredited Bachelor of Laws combines sound legal training with real-world experience. You will develop key skills in problem-solving, analytical thinking and ethical reasoning.

Attracting some of the best and brightest students in Australia for nearly 30 years, our graduates enjoy high employment rates in dynamic roles across law, business, journalism, public administration, private enterprise and politics.

The legal profession is highly commercialised, with lawyers increasingly required to provide clients with practical and commercial advice, as well as legal expertise. A distinctive feature of this course is its focus on practical learning. As credit towards your degree, you will complete work-integrated learning placements. You may be placed at law firms, legal aid providers and government offices that will help you earn the in-demand legal skills and experience that employers are looking for today.

Course structure:

To complete the Bachelor of Laws, students must attain a total of 32 credit points, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

To complete the course you must include:-

18 credit points of core units

completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity Module (0-credit-point compulsory module)

14 credit points of elective units (no more than 5 elective units at Level 1)

The 14 credit points of elective units must include:-

a minimum of 6 credit points of law electives, including 1 credit point of WIL/practical/experiential unit from a list.

a minimum of 4 credit points of non-law electives (these may be selected from any undergraduate units offered by the University, subject to eligibility) (i.e. a maximum of ten credit points of Law Electives can be chosen)

and 4 credit points of electives that may be Law

Career outcomes:

Obtaining a law degree is your first step to entering the legal profession. Upon completion of your degree and the additional practical legal training, you’ll be qualified to work as a solicitor or barrister in all legal fields, including:

  • commercial law
  • criminal law
  • family law
  • public international and human rights law
  • refugee law
  • personal injury law

In addition, your degree opens numerous other career opportunities. As an alternative to practising as a barrister or solicitor, you may choose to enter:

  • business as a corporate lawyer, consultant, company administrator or business manager
  • government as a lawyer or policy adviser with departments or authorities as diverse as the Attorney General's Department, the office of Parliamentary Counsel, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • industrial relations
  • public administration
  • education
  • media
  • politics
  • law reform

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
38,000 Per Year
Read moreThe 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.
Expected Mar 2023 4 years
Full time
Geelong Waterfront Campus
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong Victoria 3220
Australia
38,000 Per Year
Read moreThe 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course.
Expected Mar 2023
Expected Jul 2023
4 years
Full time
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia
38,000 Per Year
Read moreThe 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. (The given fee is for full time and it's a guide for online students)
Expected Mar 2023
Expected Jul 2023
4 years
Self study / online (without attendance)
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia

Entry criteria

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies.

The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is the primary criterion for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

International students who completed an Australian Year 12 in Australia or overseas should apply for undergraduate courses through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), as well as directly to Deakin through Study Link Connect – Deakin University's International Student Application Service.

English language requirement:

IELTS - Overall 7 No band lower than 6.5

TOEFL IBT - 94 Writing 24

TOEFL PBT - 600 Writing 5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 185 No band less than 176

PTE - 65 No less than 58 in each skill

OET - Overall B (equivalent to an IELTS 7 - 7.5 range)

DUELI EAP PROGRAM - EAP 4 (70%)

Address

Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia
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