Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)

Victoria University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 041647K

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Build on your existing academic experience to move into the field of law with a Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) at Victoria University.

This course is available to bachelor degree graduates from any discipline. You’ll get the comprehensive training and hands-on experience to launch your legal career.

As well as exploring legal practice and ethics, this course covers all major areas of law, including:

  • contract
  • torts
  • property
  • constitutional
  • criminal
  • corporate.

Through your studies and many practical opportunities available, you’ll develop valuable legal skills in:

  • negotiation
  • mediation
  • legal drafting
  • statutory interpretation
  • preparing for court appearances.

This degree includes the compulsory ‘Priestly Eleven’ subjects. So when you graduate, you'll have satisfied the academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Victoria.

Careers

A law degree is the first step towards becoming a barrister or solicitor. Upon graduation, you will meet the academic requirements as required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board. Admission as an Australian lawyer can be obtained after successful completion of the practical legal training requirements.

VU’s Bachelor of Laws will give you a broad range of skills and knowledge that prepare you for work in the legal sector and beyond.

You could go on to work in government, non-government and private sectors in roles such as:

  • legal practitioner (barrister or solicitor)
  • in-house legal counsel
  • lawyer
  • policy adviser
  • business manager/company administrator
  • public administrator
  • teacher
  • law reform research officer
  • legal adviser
  • human rights advocate.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) students will be required to complete 288 credit points consisting of:

  • 28 credit points of Core Law studies

To be awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Honours:

Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws prior to 31 Dec 2014 may apply to undertake the unit BLB4142 in their later years based on a GPA of 7 or above as calculated by the College of Law and Justice. Students will be awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (Class H1, H2A, H2B or H3) dependent on their GAP score and overall mark in BLB4142.

To be awarded a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (For students enrolled post 1 January 2015):
Students in any Bachelor of Laws course may apply to transfer into any Bachelor of Laws (Honours) once they have completed a minimum 192 credit points (equivalent to 16 units) and have attained an average mark of Distinction or above i.e. 70–100% in those units. Students will then be required to complete units LLW5900 and LLW5901 in order to graduate with honours.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
29,600 Per Year
Read more14,800 per semester
21 Feb 2022
01 Aug 2022
3 years Full time City Queen Campus
256, 283, 295 and 300 Queen Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) with a distinction average in final year of study.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67 (Listening 12, Speaking 18, Reading 15, Writing 21)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 4): achieved.

Address

Victoria University
Footscray Park campus
Ballarat Road
Melbourne Victoria 3011
Australia
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