Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Laws

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 015203K

Level of study: Undergraduate


The commercialisation of rapidly evolving technologies has opened the door to a new kind of expert with specialist knowledge in both science and law. Study Deakin's Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws to graduate with an increasingly sought-after skill set to succeed in either field, or where science and law intersect.

This double degree gives you the freedom to learn more about what interests you. Get a taste for different disciplines within science before choosing to focus on an area you are passionate about. The law stream of this double degree is accredited by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board and is supported by extensive practical training. You will have the opportunity to work on real cases at Deakin Law Clinic – invaluable preparation if you choose to become a fully qualified lawyer after six to 12 months of additional training.

Career outcomes:

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws, you’ll be uniquely placed to thrive in fields where science and law intersect. Depending on your area of specialisation, you could work in:

  • biotechnology
  • forensic science
  • environmental science
  • research science

If you want to become a practising lawyer, a law degree is a significant first step towards 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.

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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
Expected Jul 2023
5 years
Full time
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125

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)



Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
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