Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - Graduate Entry

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

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
  • 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. Your study will 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.

We offer a shortened course for graduates who have already completed a degree in another discipline. The course recognises prior learning and experiences from your other degree, and allows you to condense the law degree to complete it in three years full time, or six years part time.

QUT’s Bachelor of Laws (Honours) graduate entry courses is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor graduate entry degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career, or future research and study.

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.

Students benefit from innovative, scholarly teaching and learning through:

  • progressive assessments and open book exams
  • an emphasis on independent learning and research skills
  • small group tutorials in core subjects
  • practical skills and industry connections from work placements in law firms, government departments and community organisations, industry projects, mock trials, mooting competitions, and analysis of real cases and legislation.

Careers and outcomes

Although many of our graduates become legal practitioners, a law degree provides the 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
  • Court Registrar
  • Crown Law Officer
  • Digital Economy Lawyer
  • Government Officer
  • In-house Counsel
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Academic
  • Legal Publishing
  • Legal Risk Manager
  • Legal Technology Specialist
  • Ministerial policy adviser
  • Policy Officer

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 30,300 Per Year Read more2021 academic year tuition fee: 31,500 per year
Start date: 13 July 2020
22 February 2021
Duration: 3 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia

Entry criteria

A completed recognised non-law bachelor degree (or equivalent) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

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