36 months
34200 AUD/year
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From human rights, crime and justice to Indigenous rights, freedom of expression and religion, the Bachelor of Arts - Law and Society from The University of Western Australia explores the impact of legal and social policy on all areas of our lives. 

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This Bachelor of Arts - Law and Society from The University of Western Australia examines the impact that law and social policy has on our lives, both nationally and globally. How do law and society relate to, and change, each other? How does law actually work in the real world? Is the law the same thing as justice? You'll explore a variety of fascinating issues while developing skills in understanding, applying and critiquing socio-legal concepts and issues. Learn to understand, apply and adapt concepts in socio-legal studies while developing skills in research analysis, teamwork and communication.

With its focus on the social dimensions of law, this major perfectly complements a wide range of studies including politics, communications, sociology, culture, economics or anthropology.

Career Pathways 

Graduates pursue varied careers in the private, non-profit and public sectors, including law-related policy and research roles. They may work in law reform and justice agencies, the civil and criminal justice systems, government, education and academia, and law-relevant fields like management and human resources, media and communications, industrial relations, human rights, social services and legal support.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime and Society
  • Law, Conflict and Change
  • Work and the Law 
  • Law and Literature  
  • Birth, Life, Death and the Law 
  • Criminal Justice Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 003005D

  • Indonesian Secondary School Leaving Certificate (STTB SMA)


  • All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)


  • Canadian Matriculation (except Quebec)


  • Chinese Gao Kao


  • Chinese Unified Examinations (UEC)


  • French Baccalauréat


  • GCE or Cambridge Advanced-level Examinations


  • German Abitur


  • Indian School Certificate (CISCE)


  • International Baccalaureate


Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 102600 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

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.

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