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Laws (4 Years), B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
Why study the Bachelor of Laws (4 Years) at University of New England ?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. 
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The Bachelor of Laws (4 year) is designed for people who are new to university study or to the study of law, including school leavers or people who want to change careers or get a qualification.

After completion of academic qualifications in law, 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.

Students who complete the Honours Pathway may be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Laws with Honours.

Laws (4 Years) at University of New England  aims to graduate students who can demonstrate:

  • 1. understanding and knowledge of Australian law and awareness of indigenous, international and theoretical perspectives;
  • 2. competence in using legal research and analytical skills that equip them to work in the legal profession or in a broad range of law related occupations;
  • 3. the ability to take a strategic approach to problem solving by applying critical and innovative thinking to complex legal issues and situations;
  • 4. competence in oral and written communication;
  • 5. the ability to work independently and in groups; and
  • 6. professional judgment and knowledge of the ethical responsibilities associated with having completed a law degree.
  • 7. LLB with Honours students: a comprehensive understanding of theoretical, comparative or interdisciplinary research to examine law's effect on society and the effectiveness of the Australian Legal System; and
  • 8. the non-law component of this course aims to equip students with additional knowledge and skills drawn from a broad range of units offered by the different disciplines from across the University. Studying law in conjunction with units from other disciplines provides students with the opportunity to consider topics and issues from an interdisciplinary perspective and may well enhance the employment opportunities of the students.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) 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.

Additionally, a law degree is relevant to a large range of careers including: working in legal aid agencies, advocacy organisations, commercial firms, government departments, banking, commerce, management and a wide range of businesses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 


The Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of NSW for admission as a legal practitioner in NSW and mutual recognition legislation extends admission to other Australian jurisdictions.

English Language Requirements

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    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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    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.

General Requirements

CRICOS Code 069338D

A candidate shall:

  • (a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or
  • (b) have at least four years' of relevant documented paid employment within the last seven years.
  • Relevant employment includes: professional administration, law practice, court house, police officer, government departments, or related area as approved by the Course Coordinator.
  • Applicants applying under Rule (b) must submit a Statement of Service from their employer.
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26250 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26250 AUD per year and a duration of 48 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.


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