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Environmental Science and Law, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Laws degree seeks to produce graduates who demonstrate a multi-disciplinary scientific understanding and sound knowledge of regional, national and global environmental issues, and how these impact on the environment and its management. 

About

The University of New England offers 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.

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.

Graduates with a law and environmental science background will understand both the legal requirements and principles that prioritise conservation and sustainability of our natural resources.

BEnvSc component: On completion of 144 credit points including all requirements for the BEnvSc component of the double degree program, students with a meritorious academic record may be permitted to enrol for the Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours. The Honours year in Environmental Science requires the completion of a research project and the submission of a thesis embodying a literature review and the results of the research project.

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.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is accredited by the Legal Practitioners 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
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Biology I
  • Biology II
  • Plant Diversity
  • Chemistry I
  • Ecology - Populations to Ecosystems
  • Ecological Methods
  • Land Assessment for Sustainable Use
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Ecosystem Rehabilitation
  • Conservation Biology
  • Quantitative Skills with Applications
  • Remote Sensing and Surveying
  • Sustaining Our Rural Environment II
  • Introduction to Statistical Modelling
  • Vertebrate Zoology - Evolution and Diversity
  • Introduction to Legal Systems and Methods
  • Law in Context
  • Criminal Law
  • Law of Contract I
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law of Torts I
  • Law of Torts II
  • Corporation Law
  • Law of Contract II
  • Property Law I

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 ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • 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.

Academic Requirements

For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    26000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26000 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National Applies to you

    14770 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14770 AUD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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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.

Funding

The University offers a number of Faculty/College and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

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