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    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
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Overview

Social Science is especially concerned with theories about life cycle, gender, class, race, work, social justice and social organisation. Its theories are the result of systematic thinking, observation and reflection. 

Social Science theory and research seek to contribute to the political and moral debates in society, rather than attempting to dictate precise solutions to social problems. 

Students wishing to practise Law must also complete postgraduate professional training approved by the Legal Profession Admission Board. 

Alternatively, students completing this degree may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Legal Practice program which allows immediate admission to legal practice on graduation.

Commencement in this program is only available in Semester 1. Due to timetabling issues this program is not available for a Semester 2 commencement.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Social Science - Laws (Honours) degree from University of Newcastle students will have:

  • Demonstrate the capacity to provide professional advice, based on specialised knowledge of law and its application in diverse contexts, to employers, government and individual clients.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    400 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal System and Method 
  • Torts
  • Society and Culture
  • Professional Practice and Key Debates in Social Sciences
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Organisational Management and Social Behaviour

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    65

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 043947D

There are a number of ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. Students may be considered for admission on the basis of:

  • NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification;
  • Completed or partly completed higher education studies;
  • TAFE qualifications;
  • Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31125 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31125 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Newcastle

  • 1333 - 2400 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

We have many scholarships available for international students. Some are awarded automatically if students meet eligibility criteria on applying. Other scholarships require a specific application and provide a higher level of scholarship benefit, up to and including full tuition covered. Please review the specific program of interest to see what you could be eligible for.

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