Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Global Studies (Double Degree)

Monash University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 088524M

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Laws and Global Studies is a double degree that provides a solid foundation in the concepts, procedures and reasoning of the Australian legal system and the research, analytical and communication skills of the legal profession with the skills to be a leader in social change.

This exciting double degree course is for students who aspire to be leaders in social change and wishing to fulfil the academic requirements for admission to practice as a lawyer in Australia. Combining the study of challenges confronting global communities, such as peace and conflict; the rich-poor gap; and crime and justice with studies in Law you will gain the skills to understand the complex challenges facing cultures and communities around the world and the opportunity to apply your knowledge to affect change.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and
the Bachelor of Global Studies.

You will gain the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field, separately, or to combine the two in your chosen work.

You will acquire a solid foundation in the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system and the research, analytical and communication skills of the legal profession. The elective component gives you flexibility to choose from a wide range of specialist units. The opportunity exists to participate in international learning experiences, through on-campus curricula and through off-campus international exchange and study abroad experiences, internships locally and internationally and a clinical legal education program to undertake work-based learning.

With three global studies specialisations (International studies, International relations or Global cultural literacies — including a language) you have the opportunity to develop your capabilities and apply them in practical and professional real life contexts. You will gain a rich understanding of the interplay of local, regional and global forces through focused studies, a broad range of multidisciplinary electives and an overseas study component.

A key component of the Bachelor of Global Studies is the required period of study overseas that can be completed intensively, at a Monash international campus, or at a prestigious partner university. This combination enables you to not only think globally, but to also study in an international environment.

As a graduate of this double degree, you will be prepared for diverse careers in and beyond the law, including work in politics and government; the environmental sector; international development; foreign affairs; international relations; trade; defence; immigration; and the non-government sector. The course also prepares you for a pathway to master's and doctoral qualifications.

A Monash Law degree offers the idealistic person a realistic way to make a difference in the world.

Whether you aspire to work in a top-tier law firm, commercial or international law, a community legal centre or as an advocate for justice, a Monash Law degree lets you take the first step.

You will be building a solid foundation for a legal career, with your training beginning on day one.

In this practical Bachelor degree course, you'll also have the option of studying overseas, taking one of many different double degrees and gaining applied legal experience.

In your first year, you'll begin mastering the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system.

Alongside this rigorous training in the basics, throughout your degree you'll also be able to pursue the areas of the law that interest you. You'll benefit from a range of specialist law electives as diverse as 'Negotiation and Conflict Resolution,' 'Media Law' or 'Animal Law.'

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
44,100 Per Year Contact institution 5.25 years
Read moreEquivalent to 5.25 years of full-time study and offered only in accelerated mode to complete in 5 years

Full time
Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia

Entry criteria

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score.

Level C

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.5 and Speaking 6.5

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 58, Reading 58, Speaking 58 and Writing 58

TOEFL Internet-based test: 94 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20 and Writing 24

Address

Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia
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