The course combines the practical skills and an understanding of the journalism industry with the knowledge and skills to work in legal practice. In the journalism component, students learn broad journalism skills including news writing, feature writing, journalism ethics and issues, sub-editing and layout, radio and television journalism, and online journalism.
QUT’s Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career, or future research and study.
QUT’s contemporary law degree prepares you to think ahead and allows you to take advantage of employment opportunities in growth areas or newly emerging sectors, such as intellectual property and technology.
As a QUT law student, you will benefit immediately and into the future from:
The combination of journalism with law can equip you for specialised journalism careers in legal affairs, politics, crime reporting and foreign affairs. Knowledge of parliament and how laws are created is crucial to any journalist, so you will be able to draw on your legal knowledge in that area. You could also find employment in the legal environment as a solicitor, barrister or in-house lawyer (including media lawyer), with the journalism component enhancing your employability with advanced oral and written communication skills.
QUT’s journalism degree is recognised by the Australian Journalists’ Association section of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
The law degree is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. If you want to become a lawyer at the end of your degree, you will need to complete further practical legal training (PLT) before you can apply for admission to practice. We offer PLT in the form of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
You can apply until:
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You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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.Schedule IELTS
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.