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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Laws - Graduate Entry is specifically for students who have completed a non-law undergraduate degree and who wish to diversify their career options, including those in full-time employment. It is a prestigious and relevant additional qualification, with a unique focus on intellectual property within a commercial law context. It will attract a cohort of mature students, forming a cohesive peer group to provide a network of like-minded professionals.

All our bachelor degrees include a guaranteed Work Integrated Learning opportunity, which could be a placement, internship or industry-linked project. In this degree, you'll complete a law-related professional experience placement at an organisation in Australia or overseas. You'll also be introduced to the practical aspects of legal practice through moot court scenarios and advocacy exercises.

Graduates will be equipped with the skills to work in commercial and general legal practice and in a range of industries, including media and entertainment, design, branding and advertising.

Course learning outcomes

The Bachelor of Laws - Graduate Entry provides an accredited qualification in law and educates students to meet the challenges of a profession and society that are increasingly diverse, complex and technologically sophisticated. It provides a rigorous and intellectually challenging legal education that develops and enhances legal knowledge and a broad range of skills necessary for legal practice; promoting respect for the Rule of Law and adherence to ethical conduct and professional responsibility.

Upon successfully completing the Bachelor of Laws - Graduate Entry, students will be able to:

  • describe and demonstrate the application of the fundamental areas of Australian law and the Australian legal system and of the principles and doctrines that underpin them
  • describe and demonstrate the application of ethical and professional responsibility in the practice of the law and a commitment to the pursuit of justice
  • analyse and evaluate the interdisciplinary contexts in which legal issues arise and the disciplines and policy considerations that influence the content and operation of the law
  • describe and compare the international legal order and the law and legal systems of Australia’s major trading partners
  • critically evaluate events or factual situations, identify the legal issues to which they give rise and develop and articulate appropriate and creative responses
  • undertake and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources to make judgements to solve complex legal problems with intellectual independence
  • communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team and critically reflect on individual performance and professional development.

Career opportunities

In addition to career opportunities arising from a graduate’s initial degree, graduates of the Bachelor of Laws - Graduate Entry will have the theoretical and practical knowledge required to operate effectively in diverse settings such as law firms and barristers’ chambers, not-for-profit organisations, government, small businesses and corporate organisations.

Which department am I in?




Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,000.00 (18,92,915) per year

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

Start date

February 2023


Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,



3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international academic qualification equivalent to Australian year 12. A Levels incorporating Cambridge by min 3 subjects: 8. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic Module) - Overall 6.0 No individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT - 75 (Reading no less than 18, Writing no less than 20); PTE Academic - 50 (no communicative skill less than 50).

For international students

An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline, except a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (out of 4.0)/65%.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

  • Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
  • minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20
  • Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50)
  • any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

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

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About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is one of the world’s top young universities, offering industry-aligned courses taught by teachers who are experts in their field.

  • 45th in the Top 50 Under 50 universities in the world
  • Ranked 81st in the world by THE Young University Rankings
  • Rated 82.2% for overall teaching quality
  • 5-stars for teacher- student ratio & overall experience