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What will I learn?

La Trobe's Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Global Studies is an immersive and flexible double degree giving you the skills and knowledge to succeed.

Become a legal expert with valuable expertise in global affairs. You'll develop your legal knowledge and skills as you build a deep understanding of global issues, diplomacy, politics, and international trade.

Your law degree will introduce you to the fundamentals of legal practice and build your skills in advocacy, negotiation, and dispute resolution – all highly valued by employers across a range of industries.

At the same time, your global studies degree will immerse you in a wide range of global issues, including international relations and geopolitics, contemporary security issues, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and contemporary armed conflict and terrorism. Tailor your studies to your interests with a choice of five curated majors – international relations, conflict and negotiation, Asian politics and security, government and policy, and human rights.

When it comes to learning, there's no substitute for hands-on experience. You'll have the opportunity to take on real-world work placements in settings such as community legal centres, law firms, government agencies, and with judges and magistrates (subject to availability) and bolster your education with a practical global studies placement subject. You could also put your legal skills to the test in law competitions, both locally and internationally.

You'll learn: Dispute resolution, Private and public law, Global issues and organisations, Theory and practice of politics, Grassroots development and sustainability

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8 – Bachelor Degree Honours.

Career outcomes

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Global Studies satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. The blend of legal and political expertise you'll build in this degree prepare you for a range of possible fields and roles, including:

Foreign affairs

Humanitarian advocacy

Barrister or solicitor

In-house legal counsel

Policy analyst

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Global Studies course includes the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to meet the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer.

Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training either by a 12-month period of Supervised Legal Training or by completing an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practice must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practice. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

International graduates require a relevant visa to complete a practical legal traineeship and a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

International students are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by the relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice.

Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Law and Criminology

CRICOS

106772H

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,200.00 (21,52,034) per year

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

Application deadline

18 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require completion of equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

La Trobe College Australia ELICOS (LTCA): completion of EFS level 6B with minimum 60% overall and 60% in final exam.

La Trobe College Australia Foundation Studies (LTCA): completion of Foundation studies with 70% in English (Academic Communication).

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

La Trobe University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Chisholm Institute
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About La Trobe University

Research carried out at La Trobe University is ranked among the top 1.4% in the world and the institute offers world-class facilities.

  • Professional teaching environments and links to industries
  • One-to-one support for international students on any issue
  • Career Ready team help students prepare post-graduation life
  • Melbourne is ranked as the fifth best student city in 2017