What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Biomedical Science is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • legal officer in the public sector
  • in-house counsel for a wide range of organisations including corporations, regulatory authorities and NGOs.

As a graduate of this double degree you will be well placed to develop specialist legal practice in a wide range of fields. This includes roles in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries and in roles related to the development, marketing and governance of health and disease.

As part of this degree you complete up to 160 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.

Career paths

Graduates in Law can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations as diverse as national regulatory bodies, universities or public broadcasters)
  • in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions
  • public interest legal work in community legal centres
  • legal research.

Completing a Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Laws is excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as:

  • regulation and governance in health
  • commercial health ventures
  • the not-for-profit sector.

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 Health Sciences

CRICOS

088053D

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,000.00 (US$ 20,649) per year
AUD $1,50,000 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,750

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

10 February 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,000.00 (US$ 20,649) per year
AUD $1,50,000 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,750

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

10 February 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,

NORTH SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

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); OR Enhanced ACT Assessment with minimum Composite Score of 19. 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): 54 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 78: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 12 in reading and 11 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

Have completed the required studies at Year 12 level or equivalent.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): with an overall score of 7.0, including an individual score of 6.5 for all tests.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic):
From an internet-based total of 100, achieve a minimum of 25 in writing, speaking, reading and listening.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
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About this uni

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

  • Ranked in the top 3% of universities worldwide
  • One of the top 50 ‘Gen Y’ institutes
  • ACU was awarded 5 stars by Good Universities Guide 2019
  • Strong ties with 200+ organisations across 40 countries