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Arts- Law, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , | Online
The Bachelor of Arts- Law at University of New England provides students with the opportunity to combine their study of law with an area of interest drawn from a wide variety of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It thereby gives students a larger variety of career options.

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Studying law in conjunction with another discipline gives you the potential to take an interdisciplinary approach in both your studies and in your future employment.

Students can study an arts major or extended major of their choice. The Bachelor of Arts- Law at University of New England degree combines excellent communication and analytical skills with a solid foundation in law and has been developed in response to increasing student demand and employer preference for recruitment of double degree graduates.

The University of New England delivers a flexible approach to the study of law. UNE boasts one of Australia's largest law schools outside a capital city, as well as being an early adopter of innovative technology in the delivery of its law programs.

Arts component: Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Arts may, on the recommendation of the head of school concerned, continue to an honours year. The honours program shall include advanced coursework and a dissertation.

Law component: There are a range of employment options from which to choose. Graduates who wish to be admitted to practice as a solicitor, barrister or legal practitioner anywhere in Australia will also have to undertake a course of professional legal training (PLT). 

This can consist of approximately half a year's full-time training, undertaken internally or externally, or of equivalent part-time training. In some jurisdictions, it may be possible to do articles of clerkship instead.

 Because the system adopted varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, enquiries should be made to the admission authority in the state or territory in which you intend to practice; this is usually a committee of the Supreme Court of that State or Territory or a special body set up to administer admissions to the legal profession. Additional information can be found on the School of Law page.

Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Arts component is, in many ways, the most valuable degree of all. This is because Arts graduates are not as restricted in what they can undertake relative to those with highly specialised degrees. Examples of career paths include management, public relations, foreign affairs, education, business, human resources, research, psychology and archaeology. The employability of Arts graduates is a reflection of the skills they acquire during their study and this is becoming widely acknowledged.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of NSW. Upon completion of the LLB, graduates may complete a period of practical legal training and be qualified to apply for admission as an Australian Lawyer. After admission you are then eligible to 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.

At the completion of the five years you will have a range of employment options from which to choose.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 144 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Up to 12 years Part-time
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • It's Your World: How Do We Fix It? 
  • Controversies: Foundations of Critical Social Analysis 
  • The Craft of Academic Writing 
  • 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 

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      79

      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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    • Minimum required score:

      6

      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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    Academic Requirements

    CRICOS Code 016020J

    A candidate shall:

    • (a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or
    • (b) hold an AQF Level 5 Diploma in Arts from UNE; or
    • (c) hold an AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Arts from UNE.
    • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.
    • Recommended studies: Mathematics.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      26250 AUD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 26250 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    Commonwealth supported fee

    Living costs for Armidale

    • 1500 - 2100 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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