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What will I learn?

Laws and Science is a double degree which provides practical legal skills and an awareness of the complex interaction between science and society. Students gain practical knowledge of the Australian legal system, as well as specialising in a chosen scientific field.

With the growth in scientific research and the commercialisation of new technologies, graduates with knowledge in both science and law are increasingly sought after. This double degree course provides practical legal skills and an awareness of the complex interaction between science and society.

In an age of increasing technological advancements, the link between science and the law will only become stronger. This means as a graduate with a double degree in science and law you will have the power to choose which career you follow.

With a choice of twenty-five majors in science and a rich repertoire of law electives, the course can be tailored to meet your individual interests.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

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

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.

As both degrees are internationally recognised, you will have no problem applying for work abroad. Depending on your area of specialisation, you may work in the space industry, biotechnology, intellectual property, mining or forensic law to name just some career paths.

There is high demand for legal professionals with expertise in science - and scientists who are qualified in law. From the law-makers dealing with legislation relating to climate change, genetically modified crops and stem cell research to the scientists needing to navigate complex legal and political approval processes to further their research.

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law

CRICOS

080588D

Study options

Full Time (5.25 years)

Tuition fees
A$45,700.00 (24,56,989) per year
Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023

Venue

Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,

MONASH UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 or International Baccalaureate in Australia. IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50; TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21; Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

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

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