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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Biomedical Science is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment.

As a graduate of this double degree you will be well placed to develop specialist legal practice in a wide range of fields. This includes roles in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries and in roles related to the development, marketing and governance of health and disease.

The pro bono work you'll complete as part of this degree will provide you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

Professional experience

You must complete 80 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

Work placement

The pro bono program provides practical work–place based experience in a community context.

Professional recognition

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia.

Careers

Graduates in Law can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations as diverse as national regulatory bodies, universities or public broadcasters)
  • in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions
  • public interest legal work in community legal centres
  • legal research.

Completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Laws is excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as:

  • regulation and governance in health
  • commercial health ventures
  • the not-for-profit sector.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law and Business

CRICOS

088053D

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,216.00 (16,98,368) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $1,56,080; Unit fee: AUD $3,902

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023

Venue

Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,

NORTH SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,216.00 (16,98,368) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $1,56,080; Unit fee: AUD $3,902

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023

Venue

Australian Catholic University - Brisbane Campus

1100 Nudgee Road,

BANYO,

Queensland,

4014, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Enhanced ACT Assessment with minimum Composite Score of 19. Applicants must have must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. English Language Requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with an individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening; ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 169 (Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading).

For international students

Have completed the required studies at Year 12 level or equivalent.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): with an overall score of 7.0, including an individual score of 6.5 for all tests.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic):
From an internet-based total of Internet based total of 94: minimum 24 writing, 20 speaking and listening and 19 in reading

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills

ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%)

Overall CAE score: 185 Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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Australian Catholic University offers below pathways courses for this subject
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