Media and Communication/Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor

Media and Communication/Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 66 months


Why choose this course?

This degree combines practical skills and contextual understanding of the media and communication industries with the skills to work as a legal practitioner.

Studies in media and communication are centred on the distribution of creative content as well as media research and policy. You will understand the practicalities and influence of the media industries and gain highly transferable skills in this growth area.

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.

Our 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 mining and resources, intellectual property and technology.

Real world learning

You will study a combination of media and communication and law units in the first four years, with law units only in the final three semesters.

In your first year, you will be introduced to journalism, the media and communication industries and media in a global context, along with the law of torts (negligence, damages and no-fault compensation schemes), legal interviewing, legal problem solving and dispute resolution.

In your second year, you can choose an introductory law elective unit and will learn about the myths of the media, strategic speech communication, media design and professional communication, as well as gain advanced understanding and skills in legal research, criminal law, journalism law and the variety of contexts in which Australian law operates.

Your third year of study will further develop your understanding of political communication, self, consumer cultures and identity. You will also further develop your knowledge and skills in the law by studying contract law, constitutional law, equity and trusts, and commercial and personal property law.

In fourth year, you can choose a general law elective to study alongside real property law, administrative law and evidence, as you advance your understanding and skills in making media.

Your final semesters of study will be law units only and the course allows you to choose general and advanced elective units that interest you. You will also study civil procedure, corporate law, commercial remedies and ethics, before undertaking a legal research capstone project.

Career outcomes

Through the combination of media and communication with law, you will enhance your employability in your chosen field, whether in the legal profession or as a media and communication practitioner.

Within the legal environment, career options include lawyers specialising in clients in the media and communication arena and could include specialisation in areas such as intellectual property law, defamation and media law. Within the media and communication field, graduates could be employed by organisations dealing with clients from the legal industry such as media consultancy firms.

Although many of our graduates become practising lawyers, a law degree may also provide the foundation for a career in government, a community organisation or business. Our graduates have an excellent track record of securing exciting positions.
Career options include:

  • barrister
  • solicitor
  • in-house lawyer
  • contract administrator
  • corporate secretary
  • Crown Law officer
  • policy officer
  • public servant.


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 66 months
  • Credits
    528 credit points alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Legal Research,
  • Administrative Law,
  • Ethics and the Legal Profession,
  • Corporate Law,
  • Legal Research Capstone 

English Language Requirements

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.

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Academic Requirements

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    28400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28400 USD per year and a duration of 66 months.
  • National Applies to you

    28400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28400 USD per year and a duration of 66 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • 2018: $28400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 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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