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What will I learn?

Focusing on corporate and commercial law and practical legal problem solving, and offering specialised electives in subjects like IT, accounting, HR and marketing, UC’s Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business will provide the foundation for your legal and business education.

If you’re an aspiring manager, you’ll gain broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in a range of core business areas and the necessary skills to be effective in today’s changing workplaces.

Our expert teachers will encourage you to develop your advocacy abilities and legal skills, while understanding their connections to the theory and history of law.

Supporting your development as a socially responsible and ethical legal and management professional will be our small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, and ties with the National Centre for Corporate Law and National Institute of Governance. You’ll also benefit from the relationships we’ve forged with law firms, the public sector (a huge employer in Canberra) and non-government organisations (NGOs).

What’s more, you’ll also get to apply your talents in the real world with opportunities to complete a law internship and study overseas and be able to fast-track your studies during our winter term.

The UC Bachelor of Laws has professional accreditation with the Supreme Court of the ACT and New South Wales and allows students in their final year of study to begin their Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.¿

Combine a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws at UC and you will:

gain a broad theoretical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law, suitable for entering the legal profession, becoming an advocate, or undertaking related careers
fine-tune your ability to present ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
specialise, through electives, in selected areas of law with an emphasis on commercial law
specialise in a range of management areas, including human resource management, finance, IT and accounting, marketing and business analytics
acquire a broad understanding of the theory and practice of management and the ability to problem solve, analyse and evaluate information in a systematic, creative and insightful way

Career opportunities

Barrister, solicitor, policy adviser, advocate, researcher, manager, entrepreneur, business owner or even politician… your career options (and the potential to earn a healthy salary) will be endless with UC’s Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business degree. Graduates will have the accredited skills and qualifications required to explore legal and business careers in:

law firms
government and the public sector, including as in-house counsel, policy advisor, and in legislative drafting and law reform
the community sector, such as community legal work and professional advocacy
private legal practice
small or large businesses
education and research.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Government and Law



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,800.00 (18,04,180) per year

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

Application deadline

6 June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022, 6 February 2023, 31 July 2023


University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,


Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successful completion of Australian Year 12 qualification. Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169: Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

For international students

Year 12

Overseas qualification

To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 6.5, with no band score below 6.0. TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 79 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 58 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 176 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

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

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students