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What will I learn?

If you are seeking a career in law, USQ’s 3-year Bachelor of Laws degree will get you there sooner. Accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board as an academic qualification for admission as a lawyer in Queensland, USQ’s Bachelor of Laws is one of only a few degrees which can be completed in 3 years.

Your studies will prepare you for practice as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland or a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia, but a law degree also prepares you for many other careers in business, commerce and government.

You can study on-campus at either Springfield or Toowoomba, or via distance education and be surrounded by experienced and approachable lecturers and fellow students who are as passionate about law as you are.

Professional relevance

Our Law degrees have been developed with an Advisory Committee of senior judges and lawyers who have all given it their enthusiastic endorsement. Our lecturers have a wealth of experience in a diverse range of backgrounds, including criminal law, human rights, international and comparative law, family law, environmental law, property law and commercial law.

Real world experience

You will hone your skills in USQ’s Wonderley & Hall Moot Court and can take advantage of our Work Integrated Learning courses with professional experience in law practices and advocacy and support centers, making you a highly employable graduate.

Further study

Enhance your employment opportunities and complete a research project within law. USQ offers the only graduate Honours program for a law degree in Australia - Bachelor of Law (Honours).

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld).

It has also been approved by the Australian Law Schools Standards Committee under the Standards for Australian Law Schools adopted by the Council of Australian Law Deans. This degree will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a lawyer in Queensland or elsewhere in Australia. Intending lawyers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practise law. Advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask USQ.

Career outcomes

The Bachelor of Laws also opens up a wide range of career paths within the public service, government, politics, non-government organisations and businesses, as well as providing you with the skills to be a highly effective legal practitioner.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

CRICOS

081714F

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,880.00 (15,61,925) per year
Start date

11 July 2022, 14 November 2022

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,880.00 (15,61,925) per year
Start date

11 July 2022, 14 November 2022

Venue

USQ Springfield Campus

37 Sinnathamby Boulevard,

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL,

Queensland,

4300, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed High School Diploma + SAT. SAT Composite Score 125. Applications are based on comparisons with Australian Year 12 level examinations. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.0 (or better) (no component lower than 5.5); TOEFL (paper based) score of 550 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 4.5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 213 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 4.5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 80 (or better) (with 19 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 50 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 50); Cambridge English: First (FCE)/ B2 First with a score of 169 or above. No less than 162 in each skill.

For international students

Applicant must have Australian year 12 level or equivalent.

Students from different country must have qualifications equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill

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

Pathways options

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