What will I learn?

The combined Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts from The University of Notre Dame Australia, designed to be completed over five years, has a strong emphasis on ethics, practical legal training, and the concepts of duty, social function and service to others. With a curriculum designed with input from judges, barristers and solicitors, the School of Law also calls on such members of the profession to assist in teaching, adding further to the highly practical nature of this legal program.

Designed to be completed over five years of full-time study, the Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts is an exciting degree that allows you to tailor your studies to your particular field of interest. Because of the unique way this program has been designed, you will be able to develop your skills and knowledge in the Arts, while focusing on these topics within the legal context.

For example:

  • Students who choose to Major in Behavioural Science will develop their insights into human behaviour – a skill that will prove particularly useful when assembling a criminal profile or cross-examining a witness.
  • Students who undertake a Major in Social Justice can capitalise on the social justice focus of the Law School by taking courses in areas such as human rights law or law and war.
  • Students who wish to work in not-for-profit or NGOs will find that a Major in Social Justice or Politics & International Relations sets them apart from the crowd.

Career opportunities

The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

  • Barrister
  • Judge’s associate
  • Research assistant
  • Solicitor

Sydney Campus

A combined Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts from The University of Notre Dame Australia provides a clear pathway into an exciting and challenging career in law, while also building a strong foundation for other career opportunities. Designed with input from judges, barristers and solicitors from around the country, this career-centric degree is known for producing job-ready graduates.

Why study this degree?

Designed to be completed over five years of full-time study, the combined Bachelor of
Laws / Bachelor of Arts is an accredited degree for admission to legal practice, but also allows you to pursue your interest in the Humanities. Choose from a wide range of Arts courses, such as History, Journalism, Philosophy, Sociology, Theatre Studies, Applied Psychology and Writing.

For example, students who choose to major in Applied Psychology will develop their insights into
human behaviour – a skill that will prove particularly useful when assembling a criminal profile or
cross-examining a witness. Similarly, law students who undertake a major in Film & Screen
Production will have greater insights than their counterparts when dealing with Entertainment Law. Finally, students who wish to work in not-for- profits or NGOs will find that a major in Social Justice or Politics & International Relations sets them apart from the crowd.

Regardless of the specialist area that you dream of pursuing, a combined degree in Law and Arts will ensure your legal training is supplemented by practical insights in your chosen industry.

Career opportunities

The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

  • Banking and finance
  • Charity and community agencies
  • Courts (federal and state/territory)
  • Foreign affairs
  • Government sector
  • Journalism and the media
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Personnel and human resources
  • Private practice

Which department am I in?

School of Law

CRICOS

095678A

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (20,87,794) per year
AUD $39,000/year for Law; AUD $29,000/year for Arts; Fees are indicative and may vary with the mix of courses selected
Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,

FREMANTLE,

Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (20,87,794) per year
AUD $39,000/year for Law; AUD $29,000/year for Arts; Fees are indicative and may vary with the mix of courses selected
Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

Sydney Campus

140 Broadway,

BROADWAY,

New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with recent Secondary Education must have a minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24.

For international students

Applicants must meet High school qualifications (or equivalent) to apply for undergraduate program. Academic minimum entry requirements for international applicants vary from country to country.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; CAE/CPE - 176 overall, with no individual band score lower than 169; PTE Academic - 58 overall, with no individual band score lower than 50; TOEFL (iBT) - 84 overall, with no score lower than 21 in writing and no other band score lower than 17.

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

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