• Application Deadline
  • 60 months
This Laws program from James Cook University helps you learn the fundamentals of law and science, then select from a wide range of majors to continue to build knowledge and skills in your chosen area of interest. Benefit from JCU’s focus on professional relevance, practical skills and authentic experiences, such as clinical legal placements, advocacy and industry project work.


You will study under the guidance of JCU’s leading science experts. Benefit from opportunities to undertake real-world research in World Heritage listed reef and rainforest environments.

The Laws program from James Cook University enjoys community links and strong support from the legal profession, which contribute to providing an authentic learning environment.

At the end of this five-year joint degree you will understand the role of law in social, economic, environmental and political contexts. Student will appreciate the complexity of legal matters in the context of scientific situations like environmental law and bioethics.

Career opportunities

JCU Science-Law graduates have a wide variety of career choices available.

You could pursue a career in areas such as bioethics, intellectual property, copyright and patent law, climate change, conservation and sustainability, or science and national security.

Roles available to graduates of this joint degree include environmental lawyer, intellectual property lawyer, or in-house counsel for research and technology firms.


The Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (LPAB) & Chief Justice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 60 months
    • Duration description
      • Only for national students
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Legal Institutions and Processes
  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis
  • Contract Law 
  • Contemporary Practice: The New Lawyer
  • Human Rights Law 
  • Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding
  • Modelling Natural Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 017881M

  • English, Maths B
  • Students considering Science majors in Chemistry or Molecular and Cell Biology will require Senior Chemistry (or equivalent)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36280 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Townsville

  • 1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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