Course details

CRICOS course code: 085632J

Level of study: Undergraduate


Our Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Arts gives you a strong foundation in critical thinking and problem-solving skills for a dynamic future-ready legal career.

Be prepared for the legal world of tomorrow – artificial intelligence, big data, cybersecurity and more – with a degree that explores how technology is transforming legal practice. You’ll focus on legal tech, commercial law and intellectual property law, and learn how to protect the rights of those who create and innovate. Plus, gain a solid grounding with core units in Constitutional Law, Contract Law and Criminal Law.

Whether you’re passionate about climate change, social justice or how to protect our rights in an evolving tech rich world – with your arts degree, you’ll fortify your analytical thinking by tackling complex and crucial global problems with majors such as Climate and Social Justice or Ethics and Technology.

Course structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts requires students to complete units of study to the value of 500 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Course learning outcomes

Upon successfully completing the Bachelor of Laws, students will be able to:

  • describe and demonstrate the application of the fundamental areas of Australian law and the Australian legal system and of the principles and doctrines that underpin them
  • describe and demonstrate the application of ethical and professional responsibility in the practice of the law and a commitment to the pursuit of justice
  • analyse and evaluate the interdisciplinary contexts in which legal issues arise and the disciplines and policy considerations that influence the content and operation of the law
  • describe and compare the international legal order and the law and legal systems of Australia’s major trading partners
  • critically evaluate events or factual situations, identify the legal issues to which they give rise and develop and articulate appropriate and creative responses
  • undertake and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to make judgements to solve complex legal problems with intellectual independence
  • demonstrate effective and persuasive communication capabilities with legal and non-legal audiences
  • communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team and critically reflect on individual performance and professional development.
  • Upon successfully completing the Bachelor of Arts, students will be able to:
  • systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to inform their knowledge and conceptual understandings in the humanities and/ or social sciences
  • formulate arguments that are fit for purpose and demonstrate an understanding of the relevant theories and evidence in their areas of disciplinary expertise
  • critically analyse information to generate creative solutions to solve complex problems in the area of humanities and/or social sciences

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
35,000 Per Year 01 Aug 2022 5 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122

Entry criteria

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) -79 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking 21 in writing)
  • C1 Advanced - 176, no band less than 169
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.


Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
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