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Arts - Laws

James Cook University

60 months
32280 AUD/year
14500 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This Arts - Laws BA/LLB degree offered at James Cook University qualifies you for admission to practise law in Queensland, and provides you with the analytic and communication skills of the Bachelor of Arts.


You will learn from expert lecturers and benefit from small class sizes. A JCU Arts-Law degree provides you with in-depth understanding of the concepts, principles, and values of the law, enhanced by the critical analysis, problem solving and research capabilities of the arts and humanities.

On successful completion of the Arts - Laws BA/LLB degree offered at James Cook University, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of a broad and coherent body of knowledge that includes the fundamental areas of legal knowledge, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the broader contexts within which legal issues arise
  • Demonstrate an understanding of principles and values of justice and of ethical practice in lawyers’ roles
  • Identify and articulate legal issues and apply legal reasoning and research, critical analysis and creative thought, judgement and intellectual independence to generate appropriate responses to legal issues and to identify and solve legal problems
  • Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, analyse, evaluate, consolidate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues
  • Communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas for legal and non-legal audiences both orally and in writing
  • Collaborate effectively
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge and skills with initiative and judgement and with due consideration of ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts, appropriate approaches to ethical decision-making, professional responsibility and professional judgement in planning, problem solving and decision-making in professional practice and/or scholarship
  • Demonstrate an ability to recognise and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and in service to the community
  • Learn and work independently, reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development

Career opportunities

  • A JCU Arts-Law degree gives you the versatility and diversity of skills to choose from many different careers.
  • Career pathways — depending on what majors you choose — may include law, land rights and Indigenous affairs, arts and culture, media, film, and television, politics, economics, public policy, or human rights
  • You could perform roles such as barrister, solicitor, public prosecutor, community lawyer, legal officer, or in-house counsel for large companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Legal Institutions and Processes
  • Legal Research, Writing and Analysis
  • Contract Law 
  • Contemporary Practice: The New Lawyer
  • Human Rights Law 
  • Public International Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 013247C

  • English (Units 3/4,C)
  • ATAR: 59.40
  • Canada Secondary School Diploma: 50
  • China Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate: 73
  • China GAO KAO: 60%
  • Danish Upper Secondary School Certificate: 7
  • GCE A Levels: 4
  • German Abitur: 4
  • HKDSE: 13
  • All India Senior Secondary Certificate & CISCE/State Board & NIOS: 60/65
  • Indonesian SMA: 66
  • International Baccalaureate: 24
  • Japan High School Certificate of Graduation: 2.9
  • Malaysia - STPM: 6; UEC: 2
  • Nepalese Proficiency Certificate/School Leaving Certificate Examination: 66/2.6
  • Pakistan Intermediate & Higher Secondary School: 65/80
  • Philippines Certificate or Diploma of Senior School Academic track: 75
  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level): 1.7
  • Sweden Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola & Högskoleförberedande Examen: 1.2
  • United States of America ACT/SAT score: 20/940
  • United States of America High School Diploma: 2.4
  • Vietnam Bang Tot nghiep Trung hoc Pho thong: 7

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32280 AUD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    14500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 AUD per year during 60 months.

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.


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