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Legal and Justice Studies, L.L.B.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Lismore, Australia | Gold Coast, Australia| Online
In this Legal and Justice Studies double degree at Southern Cross University the Bachelor of Laws provides graduates with the skills to work as a lawyer, while the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies provides a broader range of insights to people with interests in social justice, policy development, politics and analysis.

About

It provides a thorough practical grounding in legal knowledge and a strong understanding of Australian and international politics and society. In addition to the core units, which comply with professional accreditation requirements, the program includes unique core units such as the philosophy of law and environmental law that reflect the School of Law and Justice’s focus on justice and critique.Students may choose elective units to suit their interests and professional aspirations including areas as diverse as human rights, race and the law, animal law, climate law and policy, psychiatry, psychology and the law and ecological jurisprudence.

Students may complete electives at academically rigorous and rewarding summer law schools in Byron Bay and the Gold Coast and undertake work placements and law mooting as part of their studies.

Career

This Legal and Justice Studies double degree offered at Southern Cross University meets the requirements for admission as a lawyer in Australia with wide and varied career opportunities not only in the legal profession but also in government service, law enforcement and in the corporate sector.

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 60 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      10 years part-time

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal Process
  • Contract Law I
  • Australian Criminal Law I
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law II
  • Australian Criminal Law II
  • Environmental Law
  • The Philosophy of Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Family Law Practice
  • Principles of Equity
  • Professional Conduct
  • Australian Politics
  • Analysing Policy Problems
  • Ideas and Ideals in Politics
  • Social Policy
  • Torts
  • Civil Litigation and Procedure
  • Evidence
  • Property Principles

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-026999M
  • 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 60 months.
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  • National fee is Commonwealth supported

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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