Undergraduate

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Bachelor of Development Studies/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

University of Newcastle

The Law component of this program is offered from the Newcastle City campus, Nuspace. The second component of the program may be offered from the Newcastle City campus or Newcastle (Callaghan) campus depending on degree.

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Our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is your entry to a career as a lawyer, or a range of other professions where a passion for justice and attention to detail are key. This degree is offered as a combined program, which means you combine Laws with another degree and get two qualifications in only five years of study.

If you want to be a practising lawyer you can also complete the Diploma in Legal Practice which merges traditional legal education with skills training and practical legal experience. Students who complete the Diploma in Legal Practice will not have to complete postgraduate professional training or a period of practical legal experience before practising as a solicitor, as placement opportunities are available through the program.

You can choose to combine the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) with the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours): Broaden your understanding of legal issues by seeing them across a wider context. This combination will complement your legal knowledge with an understanding of how society functions.
  • Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Honours): Combine specialist legal knowledge with a strong understanding of business practice. This is a valued and useful asset for a career such as an in-house lawyer.
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Honours): Improve your understanding of important legislation that is relevant to accounting, finance and economics.
  • Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Laws (Honours): Be at the forefront of constantly developing laws and regulations that impact the communication industry.
  • Bachelor of Development Studies/Bachelor of Laws (Honours): Development Studies focuses on key global issues in a local, national or international context. Advocate for change and make a real difference in issues like development, poverty and inequality.
  • Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies/Bachelor of Laws (Honours): Broaden your understanding of the social, political and justice issues impacting Indigenous communities in Australia and around the world, and make a real and meaningful impact.
  • Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship/Bachelor of Laws (Honours): This combination is for people who are interested in turning big ideas into new ventures, with the added understanding of the surrounding legal environment.
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours): Apply your scientific knowledge to a range of legal contexts including industry, agriculture and the information revolution.
  • Bachelor of Social Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours): The Bachelor of Social Science combination is ideal if you are interested in improving social justice, anti-discrimination and human rights.

Areas of study: Law, plus majors from the relevant combination degree entries.

Career opportunities: Legal practice and employment in government, business, international organisations and management consultancy firms.

Even if you choose not to practise law, a strong legal understanding and the ability to apply logical reasoning means that law graduates are extremely competitive for employment opportunities in a range of different career sectors.

Professional recognition: Accredited law school for the purpose of admission to practise law in NSW. For Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (Honours): The Bachelor of Commerce component does not include accountancy accreditation without additional courses being undertaken.

Practical experience: When you complete the Diploma in Legal Practice, you will be involved with the University of Newcastle Legal Centre which provides hands-on experience with opportunities to work on real cases and gain essential courtroom experience. You’ll undertake 285 hours of simulated exercises and placements with legal practitioners in each of your final two years of study.

Honours: The Law School has an embedded honours program that is available for students. For the non-Law degree: May be available as an additional year (or part-time eqv) to students based on merit.

Fees and charges: Refer to University of Newcastle current fee information.

Admission criteria

Applicants with recent secondary education

Assumed knowledge:For Law: None. For non-Law degree: Refer to 482001 Bachelor of Global Indigenous Studies, 482010 Bachelor of Arts, 482200 Bachelor of Business, 482300 Bachelor of Commerce, 482350 Bachelor of Communication, 482550 Bachelor of Development Studies, 484020 Bachelor of Science or 484050 Bachelor of Social Science.

Applicants with higher education study

If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes. Getting in to the University of Newcastle.

Applicants who have previously completed an undergraduate degree and wish to study Law should refer to the Juris Doctor program at the University of Newcastle website.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission. Getting in to the University of Newcastle.

Applicants with work and life experience

If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree. Getting in to the University of Newcastle.

Advanced standing

If you have already successfully undertaken relevant study at another higher education institution or from the TAFE/VET sector, you may be granted credit on enrolment in a program. This is in addition to using that study to help determine your rank and eligibility to enter a program at the University of Newcastle.

Student profile

Further information

View all details of this course on the University of Newcastle website.

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.

Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit University of Newcastle degrees.

Honours
Applicants should note that under the revised Australian Qualifications Framework some programs with honours are four-year programs available with direct entry. Other programs are three-year bachelor degree programs. Meritorious students have the option to apply for an additional one-year end-on honours component after graduation. Check the course descriptions carefully.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2019)

Notes

  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2020 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2016 to 2018) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2018 Year 12 students and 2016/17 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2019 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
NC = new course
NP = Not provided by institution
NR = No reportable profile
NN = Unavailable (other)
NO = Entry on other criteria