Course details

CRICOS course code: 075196G

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

A double degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws gives you exposure to multiple disciplines, increasing your employability. The Bachelor of Arts degree allows you to study across several skill and knowledge-bases in many different fields of study with plenty of flexibility. By combining this with a Bachelor of Laws, your opportunities for employment will expand, as well as the areas of possible employment. By completing a double degree, you will graduate sooner than if you were to complete two separate degrees.

The different areas of law you will explore throughout the degree include criminal law, legal conflict and resolution and legal professional practice and ethics. This is then combined with Arts major of your choice.

When graduating with a double degree, you will receive a separate testament (official certificate) for each degree.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Legal Practitioner Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practice as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practice. USQ law graduates have the option of completing their practical legal training through a one-year traineeship in a law practice, or through another institution that offers a practical legal training qualification.

Career outcomes

As a graduate with a double degree, your career opportunities are extensive and vary widely depending on your chosen majors. Career opportunities through this double degree may include private practice solicitor or barrister, government departments, non-government agencies, legal organizations, journalist, public relations practitioner, media companies or as a communications consultant.

Other majors:

Bachelor of Arts majors: Anthropology, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Australian Studies, Communication and Media Studies, Contemporary International Studies, English Literature, Film, Television and Radio, History, Indigenous Studies, International Relations, Journalism Language and Culture (German and Mandarin Chinese), Legal Studies, Music (Theory and History), Popular Culture, Public Relations, Theatre Theory, Visual Arts Theory and Writing and Society.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 24,080 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
13 July 2020
Duration: 5 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus
487-535 West Street Toowoomba Queensland 4350
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 24,080 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
13 July 2020
Duration: 5 years
Study mode: Full time
Address

USQ Springfield Campus

University Drive Education City
37 Sinnathamby Boulevard Brisbane Queensland 4300
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 21,060 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
13 July 2020
Duration: 5 years or part-time equivalent
Study mode: Self study / online (without attendance)
Address

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus
487-535 West Street Toowoomba Queensland 4350
Australia

Entry criteria

Applicant must have Australian year 12 level or equivalent.

Students from different country must have qualifications equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill

Address

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Toowoomba Campus
487-535 West Street Toowoomba Queensland 4350
Australia