Course details

CRICOS course code: 083020J

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Highlights

  • a course designed in consultation with industry to have a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge, understanding and experience
  • classes with leading and expert teachers
  • work placements and hands-on learning experiences that will prepare you for the real world of law
  • a wide range of double degrees so you can gain a broad range of skills and more career options
  • international study and placement opportunities during your studies
  • inner city facilities including the QUT Law Library and courtrooms
  • a range of scholarships and support to assist you with your studies, life at uni and preparation for your career.

Why choose this course?

QUT’s contemporary law degree will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to take advantage of employment opportunities in an array of legal careers, including growth areas such as intellectual property, and law and technology.

Through your study you will understand key areas of law and develop advanced knowledge in areas that interest you. You’ll also develop necessary legal skills such as legal research, problem solving, dispute resolution, and oral and written communication.

Our course will also help you understand and promote the ethical standards of the legal profession and to appreciate international and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.

Law, technology and innovation minor

We’re preparing our graduates to be adaptable to new careers which will evolve as a result of innovation and technology disruption. Our minor in law, technology and innovation covers topics including how the law is responding to new developments in artificial intelligence, robotics, big data and autonomous vehicles.

QUT’s Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The honours units are integrated from years 2 to 4 and help our graduates remain ahead of the pack in a competitive legal industry. You will complete the academic law units required for admission to legal practice and will develop legal skills such as interviewing, negotiation, drafting and advocacy. You will also choose from a range of introductory, general and advanced elective units to suit your career goals and gain practical skills and experience. See the ‘Details and units’ tab for more information about electives.

Our final year capstone unit includes a work placement in range of different legal workplaces or a virtual internship with a top-tier firm, providing you with the opportunity to engage with experienced lawyers and undertake authentic legal tasks. In 2019 students are undertaking the virtual internship with MinterEllison.

Flexible delivery

We offer a flexible approach to your learning with online learning environments have been specially designed using video, feedback modules and face-to-face role play so you can apply your learning in a fictional environment. For example, our Air Gondwana program helps you learn about contract dealings of a fictional airline.

Careers and outcomes

Although many of our graduates become solicitors or barristers, a law degree provides a perfect foundation for a range of careers in business, government, management consulting, accounting, recruitment, community sector, research, journalism and politics, among others.

Possible careers

  • Barrister
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Executive
  • Crown Law Officer
  • Digital Economy Lawyer
  • Government Officer
  • In-house Counsel
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Academic
  • Legal Risk Manager
  • Legal Technology Specialist
  • Policy Officer

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 30,300 Per Year Read more2021 academic year tuition fee: 31,600 per year
Start date: 13 July 2020
22 February 2021
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia

Entry criteria

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 5.0 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 5.0 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 5.0 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.5 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia