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Legal and Justice Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Lismore, Australia | Gold Coast, Australia| Online
The Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies offered at Southern Cross University brings together studies in law and politics. It is an excellent degree for those wanting to work in policy development, paralegal positions, conveyancing, and in the fields of justice. 

About

It provides a thorough practical grounding in legal knowledge and a strong understanding of Australian and international politics and society.

For people who have already been working professionally in the fields of law and justice, this course will extend their knowledge, skills and expertise. There are both compulsory and elective units, including Australian politics, the Australian legal system, global social movements and social policy with the option to major in conveyancing.

This Legal and Justice Studies Bachelor degree offered at Southern Cross University is an extension of the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies), and offers a wider choice of specialised study areas. 

Students who want to become lawyers and who achieve the necessary grade point average may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Laws during or at the completion of their studies. 

Alternatively, students who wish to exit this course early with the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) may do so with the completion of the required 16 units.

Career

Law-related work In legal firms, government policy making, corporate firms, government legal departments, law enforcement agencies, legal aid offices, court administration, public prosecutions, and in the corporate sector in banking, insurance and conveyancing.

This is a recognised educational qualification for a licensed conveyancer in NSW.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International start - Only March

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Australian Legal System
  • Criminal Process
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Interviewing, Negotiation and Ethics
  • Principles of Contract Law
  • Introduction to Land Law
  • Foundations of Torts
  • Family Law Practice
  • Australian Politics
  • Analysing Policy Problems
  • Global Social Movements
  • Social Policy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    60

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS-022342G
  • For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification which is measured by the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Each course is given an ATAR is an indicative score for entry into the program, based on the previous academic year. 
  • When assessing applications against the relevant Academic Standards, the University will use accepted educational resources, including Australian Education International - NOOSR, UK NARIC, University Admissions Centre Assessment of Qualifications Manual and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Schedule to establish the Australian equivalence of an applicant’s overseas qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Commonwealth supported for Domestic Students.

Living costs

  • Lismore, Australia

    1200 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Gold Coast, Australia

    1313 - 2310 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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