What will I learn?

A Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws from UOW equips you with a comprehensive legal education: a world-class degree that provides a thorough grounding in the law, as well as a real-world focus on the essential practical skills and the social and ethical context in which the law operates.

Combining Law with Commerce prepares you for a range of careers, giving you the edge as you gain a legal perspective on contemporary and socially responsible business practice. It provides a program of study in commerce, business and administration and further develops analytical and interpersonal skills, and high levels of literacy and numeracy.

We believe that practical experience is a vital part of your legal training. We are the only law school in New South Wales that requires you to complete a legal internship, providing highly valued industry experience.

We are committed to social justice and providing a legal education that engages with the complexities of law's intersection with society.

This double degree delivers a practical and contextual legal education that prepares graduates not only for traditional careers in the legal profession but also for a wide range of careers in government, business and community organisations – as leaders, innovators and problem solvers.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws is a full time degree that covers the prescribed areas of knowledge for future admission to the profession as well as including a choice of electives. Additionally, an integrated skills program equips graduates with experience in areas such as legal research, interviewing, legal drafting, advocacy and negotiation. Opportunities also exist to undertake subjects by way of an international exchange. You will select from a list of commerce majors including, Accountancy, Management, Marketing and Public Relations.

Course Learning Outcomes

A number of the course learning outcomes in each of these degrees complement and consolidate outcomes in the partner degree. Applied across two discipline areas, the outcomes are achieved at a broader and more comprehensive level.

The outcomes, which are common and consolidated in this joint degree, ensure that on successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate core and disciplinary knowledge of business, organizations and the Australian legal system;
  • Apply ethical principles to a range of contexts
  • Apply reasoning and critical analysis to generate appropriate business, organizational and legal responses;
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Career opportunities

Auditor; Banker; Analyst; Financial controller; Accountant; Policy advisor; Business adviser; OHS officer; HR manager consultant; Stock broker; Insurance broker; Fund manager; Exporter/importer; Public relations coordinator; Market researcher; Advertising executive; Brand/product manager; Event manager.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts

CRICOS

094216F

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,224.00 (US$ 23,231) per year
AUD $171,120 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $17,112

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

Application deadline

14 February 2020

More details

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

South Western Sydney Campus

Shop R6, 33 Moore Street,

LIVERPOOL,

New South Wales,

2170, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,224.00 (US$ 23,231) per year
AUD $171,120 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $17,112

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

Application deadline

14 February 2020

More details

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

UOW recognizes secondary qualifications from more than 40 countries and education systems, including GCE A levels, International Baccalaureate and SAT, and can assess students who have completed the equivalent of Australian high school (Year 12) for direct entry to the first year of a Bachelor degree. English language requirements: IELTS - 6.0; TOEFL - 79, Pearson PTE - 57.

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 7.0, reading 6.5, writing 7.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 98, reading 22, writing 25, listening 17, speaking 17; Cambridge English: CAE and CPE score of 185; PTE Academic overall score of 72 (Reading & Writing 72, Speaking & Listening 65).

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Pathways options

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About this uni

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students