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What will I learn?

Designed to be completed over five years of full-time study, the combined Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Philosophy is a double degree which is unique to Notre Dame. In this program you will concurrently develop your knowledge of legal practice and critical and philosophical thinking. With these two areas of study, graduates are skilled in reflecting on law and policy and in arguing to drive change in these areas. Many law firms and government departments prefer double degrees over single Law degrees as they provide an added depth of knowledge.

The Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Philosophy is a rigorous and challenging degree that is only available at The University of Notre Dame Australia.

In the legal component of your studies, you will receive an ethical and practical legal education of exceptional quality. Backed by leading members of the Western Australian legal profession and judiciary, this intensely challenging and highly applicable degree covers a vast range of legal subjects including Criminal Law, Property Law, Civil Procedure and more. As a student you will benefit from high-quality tuition and intimate classroom settings, but also hone your legal skills through public speaking, advocacy and dispute resolution exercises.

When undertaking the Philosophy component of your degree, you will learn to apply various methods to evaluate the arguments of both Christian and secular thinkers, developing your cultural literacy by exploring how philosophical thought has influenced Western culture. You will be challenged to consider the values and qualities of ethical leadership and to develop a broad range of insights into the practical application of ethical principles.

Career opportunities

The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

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

Which department am I in?

School of Law

CRICOS

095686A

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (21,45,215) per year
AUD $39,000/year for Law; AUD $29,400/year for Philosophy; Fees are indicative and may vary with the mix of courses selected
Start date

Expected February 2023

Venue

Sydney Campus

140 Broadway,

BROADWAY,

New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (21,45,215) per year
AUD $39,000/year for Law; AUD $29,400/year for Philosophy; Fees are indicative and may vary with the mix of courses selected
Start date

Expected February 2023

Venue

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,

FREMANTLE,

Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with recent Secondary Education must have a HSC Performance Band Results with a Band 4 in English, a minimum average of Bands 4s and an overall minimum average HSC mark of 75% in HSC Category A Courses (or Interstate equivalent).

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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