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What will I learn?

Theology is fuel for an inquisitive mind, and lawyers are inquisitive by nature. By combining law with a theology degree you will be equipped to stand up for people in need and causes that matter. This unique double degree provides a legal education informed by Christian values and an education in theology that is orientated to the professional values and practice of law. The degree focuses on ethical behaviour, social justice, the common good and the law’s interaction with theology.

Professional experience

You will complete 80 hours pro bono experience (after your first year).

Work placement

As part of this degree you complete 80 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

Volunteer experience

The pro bono program provides practical work place based experience in a community context.

Professional recognition

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia.

Careers

In addition to the wide range of careers open to graduates of the Bachelor of Laws, completion of this double degree is excellent preparation for careers in:

  • teaching
  • work in church agencies and ministries
  • chaplaincy
  • social inclusion
  • pastoral work
  • social work
  • research
  • journalism and media
  • administration and public relations

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Theology and Philosophy

CRICOS

079440A

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,600.00 (16,38,116) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $1,53,000; Unit fee: AUD $3,825

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

Application deadline

14 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Melbourne Campus

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,600.00 (16,38,116) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $1,53,000; Unit fee: AUD $3,825

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

Application deadline

14 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Australian Catholic University - Brisbane Campus

1100 Nudgee Road,

BANYO,

Queensland,

4014, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High School Diploma with minimum total score of 1370 for SAT I Critical Reading, SAT I: Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test scores (2015 and earlier);High School Diploma with minimum total score of 1040 for SAT I Critical Reading, SAT I: Mathematical and SAT I: Writing test scores (2016 onwards). Applicants must have must have the equivalent of an Australian Year 12 Certificate. English Language Requirements: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with an individual score of 6.0 in writing and speaking; 5.5 in listening and reading); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 with a minimum of 50 in writing and speaking and a minimum of 42 in reading and listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 60: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 8 in reading and 7 in listening; ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 169 (Minimum score of 169 in writing and speaking and 162 in listening and reading).

For international students

Successfully completed at least two full-time years of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English; or
Demonstrated their English proficiency, as set out below:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Overall Score 7.0, Individual Score of 6.5 in all tests.
Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL) from an Internet-based total of 94, achieve a minimum of 24 in writing, 20 in speaking and listening, 19 in reading.

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

Pathways options

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About Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is one of the top three institutions in Australia for graduate employment.

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  • First in Australia for graduate employment (GOS-L 2020)
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