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What will I learn?

The field of science is continuously evolving, with fields such as genetics, biotechnology and public health and safety being underpinned by a rigorous legal framework. Designed to be completed over five years of full-time study, the combined Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science is perfect for students who wish to combine their love of the law with their passion for science.

When you undertake the legal component of your degree, you will receive an education that has been planned in collaboration with some of Australia’s top judges, barristers and solicitors. A focus on experiential learning also means that you have multiple opportunities to develop valuable skills such as public speaking, advocacy, dispute resolution and mooting.

The scientific elements of your double degree are equally practical. Over the course of your studies, you may choose to major in a scientific discipline such as Archaeology, Biology, Environmental Science, Geography, or Human Biology. Developing your skills in data analysis and research, you will then undertake a Science Internship in your third year. Held over six weeks, this industry placement assigns you to a government department or private organisation in Western Australia, nationally, or internationally, where you are expected to apply the expertise you have gained so far.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science, you will gain a sound practical and theoretical understanding of both scientific and legal disciplines. As such, graduates can expect to find employment in a variety of roles including pharmaceutical and biotechnical research and development, environment regulation, scientific patents and more.

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



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$39,000.00 (21,45,215) per year
AUD $39,000/year for Law; AUD $37,072/year for science; Fees are indicative and may vary with the mix of courses selected
Start date

Expected February 2023


The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,


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.