Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 015206G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Combining an Arts degree with a Law degree enhances students' understanding of the context in which the law operates. In this combined Arts/Law course students can choose to study areas such as history, sociology, philosophy, politics or literature in addition to studies in Law. The Faculty of Arts and Education and the Faculty of Business and Law are responsible for this combined course, which leads to the awards of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws.

Deakin's Bachelor of Laws provides the robust training and recognized qualifications you need to start your career as a first-class legal practitioner. All major areas of law are covered, such as contract, torts, property, legal practice and ethics, constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, and administrative law.

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, students must attain a total of 40 credit points, consisting of 16 credit points from the Faculty of Arts and Education and 24 credit points from the Faculty of Business and Law. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts (A300) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

The 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws include:-

  • 16 credit points of core units
  • 8 credit points of law elective units

The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Arts include:-

  • Level 3 - at least 4 credit points
  • Either two major sequences, or a major sequence and a minor sequence
  • AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Career outcomes

Combining an Arts degree with a Law degree enhances students' understanding of the context in which the law operates. In this combined Arts/Law course students can choose to study areas such as history, sociology, philosophy, politics or literature in addition to studies in Law. The Faculty of Arts and Education and the Faculty of Business and Law are responsible for this combined course, which leads to the awards of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws.

Deakin's Bachelor of Laws provides the robust training and recognized qualifications you need to start your career as a first-class legal practitioner. All major areas of law are covered, such as contract, torts, property, legal practice and ethics, constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, and administrative law.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
38,000 Per Year 08 Mar 2021
12 Jul 2021
5 years Full time Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia
38,000 Per Year 08 Mar 2021
12 Jul 2021
5 years Full time Geelong Waterfront Campus
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong Victoria 3220
Australia
38,000 Per Year
Read moreThis fee refers to full time and its guide for online students
08 Mar 2021
12 Jul 2021
5 years Self study / online (with attendance)
Read more5 years full-time
Cloud Campus
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia

Entry criteria

Entry for applicants with recent secondary education

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on:

Successful completion of at least 4 credit points of study (equivalent to one trimester/semester of full-time study) at a bachelor level (AQF Level 7) or above, from an accredited higher education institution within the last ten years, and with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM), depending on campus, as follows:

70% Burwood campus

65% Geelong Waterfront campus

60% Cloud campus

Bachelor of Arts: IELTS: Overall 6 No band lower than 6; TOEFL IBT: 65 Writing 21; TOEFL PBT: 550 Writing 4.5; CPE: 169 No band less than 169; CAE: 169 No band less than 169l; PTE: 52–57 No less than 50 in each skill; OET: Overall B, with grades of A or B in Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading; DUELI EAP PROGRAM: EAP 3 (60%)

Bachelor of Laws: IELTS: Overall 7 No band lower than 6.5; TOEFL IBT: 94 Writing 24; TOEFL PBT: 600 Writing 5; CPE: 185 No band less than 176; CAE: 185 No band less than 176; PTE: 65 No less than 58 in each skill; OET: Overall B, with grades of A or B in Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading; DUELI EAP PROGRAM: EAP 4 (65%).

Address

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