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What will I learn?

Laws and Music is a double degree which provides the practical knowledge of a law degree with the creative discipline of music. This degree offers career opportunities in either field, or one which combines the two.

The entertainment industry creates unique legal and management challenges that require specialised knowledge.

This double degree offers two very distinct areas of study that enable you to combine the expertise, skills and knowledge of a law degree with training in the entertainment and music industries.

You can have it all - nourish your creative side, while also testing your capacity for clear thinking by combining music with the study of law. You might focus on one profession above the other, finding work as a professional musician or practising law as a barrister or solicitor, or combine the two in your future choices.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and
the Bachelor of Music.


You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Music) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.

You can specialise in music performance (which you cannot do in the Bachelor of Arts), composition and creative music technology or popular music and you can choose from a wide range of law electives to focus your law expertise as you wish.

This unique degree combination will let you lead the way in the entertainment industry. You will be able to direct your skills towards production, artist management, entertainment law or arts administration. A law degree is an excellent preparation for diverse law-related careers within the judiciary, government, media, business, industry and politics.

A Monash Law degree offers the idealistic person a realistic way to make a difference in the world.

Whether you aspire to work in a top-tier law firm, commercial or international law, a community legal centre or as an advocate for justice, a Monash Law degree lets you take the first step.

You will be building a solid foundation for a legal career, with your training beginning on day one.

In this practical Bachelor degree course, you'll also have the option of studying overseas, taking one of many different double degrees and gaining applied legal experience.

In your first year, you'll begin mastering the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system.

Alongside this rigorous training in the basics, throughout your degree you'll also be able to pursue the areas of the law that interest you. You'll benefit from a range of specialist law electives as diverse as 'Negotiation and Conflict Resolution,' 'Media Law' or 'Animal Law'.

This freedom to craft a course that perfectly matches your interests and aspirations extends to a choice of non-law electives across the University, and the option of double degrees in fields as diverse as Arts, Music or Science. You'll have a degree that is recognised by the Council of Legal Education and includes the prerequisite studies to prepare you for admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Factor in significant opportunities for hands-on practical experience (including our clinical legal education program); international study (including at the Prato Centre in Italy); a supportive and industry-focused community (including a dynamic Law Students' Society); and the prestige that comes with a degree from a leading law school and you'll have the ideal foundation for a lifelong career.

Majors

  • Popular music
  • Composition and music technology
  • Music performance

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law

CRICOS

080586F

Study options

Full Time (5.25 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,000.00 (22,48,394) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,

MONASH UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course. VET Diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants who have completed VCE or its equivalent and who are applying with a Humanities or Social Science based diploma will require an average result of at least 70%. Applicants who have not completed VCE but have completed a Humanities or Social Science based diploma will require an average result of at least 80% Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements. Higher education University: To be considered on the basis of tertiary study alone, applicants who have completed VCE or equivalent will be required to complete the equivalent of one year (48 credit points) of a recognised university degree and will require an average result of at least 70% (including failed units). For applicants who have completed less than the equivalent of one year of study, both the senior secondary qualification results and the units completed will be considered. For applicants who do not have any formal qualifications, completion of two single units at an Australian higher education or equivalent overseas educational institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but four units are recommended to be competitive for selection, especially in Humanities or Social Science areas. Applicants should have at least a 70% average in their studies (including failed units). Studies must have been completed within five years of intended commencement. All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

For international students

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score.

Level C

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.5 and Speaking 6.5

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 58, Reading 58, Speaking 58 and Writing 58

TOEFL Internet-based test: 94 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20 and Writing 24

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Monash College
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