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Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

  • Awarded by

    University of New England

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    5 years full-time; up to 12 years part-time

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

Last modified: 08 Feb 2017

About this course

This combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws course offers you flexible study options and a host of varied and interesting career pathways.

Offered online or on campus at the University of New England (UNE), this course allows you to combine law with your chosen area of interest in the arts – learn a foreign language, specialise in linguistics or indulge your passion for creative arts, culture or history.

Studying at of Australia's largest regional law schools, you'll gain a broad understanding of the law and its practical and theoretical application in a wide range of industries. When you graduate, you'll be eligible to undertake professional legal training (PLT), after which you can apply for admission as an Australian lawyer.

While the course focus is primarily on Australian law, you'll also learn about law from an international and Indigenous perspective to encourage critical analysis.

The Bachelor of Arts component has a strong focus on aspects of human culture and achievement and a range of subjects spanning the creative arts and media, social sciences, languages, linguistics, culture and history.

Flexible exit options

If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Laws, you could still be eligible to receive a qualification.

Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with the Advanced Diploma in Legal Studies or the Advanced Diploma in Arts.

  • Prerequisites


    To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements: 

    • Have completed Australian senior secondary studies with an ATAR equal to or above this year's admission cut-off; OR
    • Have completed an overseas secondary or tertiary qualification/s deemed equivalent; OR
    • Have completed, or part-completed, an approved Australian post-secondary or tertiary qualification; OR
    • Have completed an approved admission scheme or pathway; OR
    • Satisfied the requirements of an approved inter-institution agreement; OR
    • Obtained other equivalent qualifications and/or vocational experience; OR
    • Satisfied the requirements for non-standard admission.

    Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

    You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.

  • Subjects

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    In this combined law and arts course, the subjects you may study include:

    Core units:

    • Introduction to legal systems and methods
    • Law in context
    • Criminal law
    • Law of contract
    • Constitutional law
    • Law of torts
    • Corporation law
    • Property law
    • Criminal and civil procedure
    • Evidence and proof
    • Professional conduct
    • Equity and trusts
    • Administrative law
    • Jurisprudence
    • Advanced research, writing and advocacy

    Listed units:

    • Alternative dispute resolution
    • Indigenous Australians and law
    • Sports law
    • Interviewing for advocacy
    • Succession
    • Advanced criminal law
    • Criminal process, sentencing and punishment
    • Conveyancing
    • Intellectual property law
    • Human rights
    • Industrial law
    • Banking and finance law
    • Local government law
    • Introduction to environment law
    • Medico-legal issues
    • Taxation law
    • Natural resources law
    • Advanced torts
    • Conflict of laws
    • Public international law
    • Family law
    • Competition and Australian consumer law
    • Information technology law
    • Legal practice in rural and regional communities
    • International arbitration
    • Special studies in law
    • Honours in law (Honours only)
    • Research methodology and theory (Honours only)

    Plus one of the following arts majors:

    • Ancient history
    • Archaeology
    • Asian studies
    • Australian history
    • Chinese
    • Classical languages
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • History
    • Human geography
    • Indigenous studies
    • Indonesian
    • International history
    • International studies
    • Islamic studies
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Linguistics
    • Music
    • Peace studies
    • Philosophy
    • Physical geography
    • Political studies
    • Psychology
    • Screen and media studies
    • Sociology
    • Spanish
    • Studies in religion
    • Theatre and performance
    • Writing
    Find out more
  • Why University of New England?

    Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.

    The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

    With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

    To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws from the University of New England.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) course is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board of NSW. Graduates will be eligible to pursue professional legal training (PLT) in order to then apply for admission as an Australian lawyer, after which graduates can apply for a practising certificate as a solicitor from the Law Society of NSW or undertake further studies to obtain a practising certificate as a barrister from the Bar Association of NSW.

The arts component of this degree course also offers graduates a number of career pathways in various industries.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

Wondering where a career in law could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Lawyer
  • Judge
  • Solicitor
  • Psychologist
  • Journalist
  • Musician
  • Actor
  • Anthropologist
  • Media Presenter
  • Historian


Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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