What will I learn?

The University of New England offers a flexible approach to the study of law. UNE boasts one of Australia's largest law schools outside a capital city, as well as being an early adopter of innovative technology in the delivery of its law programs.

Studying law in conjunction with another discipline gives you the potential to take an interdisciplinary approach in both your studies and in your future employment.

Graduates with a law and environmental science background will understand both the legal requirements and principles that prioritise conservation and sustainability of our natural resources.

BEnvSc component: On completion of 144 credit points including all requirements for the BEnvSc component of the double degree program, students with a meritorious academic record may be permitted to enrol for the Bachelor of Science with Honours. The Honours year requires the completion of a research project and the submission of a thesis embodying a literature review and the results of the research project.

Law component: There are a range of employment options from which to choose. Graduates who wish to be admitted to practice as a solicitor, barrister or legal practitioner anywhere in Australia will also have to undertake a course of practical legal training (PLT). This can consist of approximately half a year's full-time training, undertaken internally or externally, or of equivalent part-time training. In some jurisdictions, it may be possible to do articles of clerkship instead.

Students who complete the Honours Pathway may be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Laws with Honours.

To be admitted to the Honours stream, candidates must have completed 72 credit points of law units at UNE with a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 or better.

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of NSW. Upon completion of the LLB, graduates may complete a period of practical legal training and be qualified to apply for admission as an Australian Lawyer. After admission you are then eligible to apply for a practising certificate as a solicitor from the Law Society of NSW or undertake further studies to obtain a practising certificate as a barrister from the Bar Association of NSW.

Course Aims

1. understanding and knowledge of Australian law and awareness of indigenous, international and theoretical perspectives;

2. competence in using legal research and analytical skills that equip them to work in the legal profession or in a broad range of law related occupations;

3. the ability to take a strategic approach to problem solving by applying critical and innovative thinking to complex legal issues and situations;

4. competence in oral and written communication;

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

BEnvSc component: demonstrate a coherent understanding of environmental science by: articulating the scientific basis for environmental science and explaining why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry; and explaining the role and relevance of environmental science in society;

exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge of Environmental Science by: demonstrating well-developed knowledge of the conceptual and theoretical scientific basis of environmental science; and demonstrating a broad knowledge of multi-disciplinary scientific principles relevant to environmental science.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

052146G

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,400.00 (US$ 19,957) per year

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

Start date

2 March 2020

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, Australia

Online/Distance (5 Years Full-time; Up to 12 years Part-time)

Tuition fees
A$29,400.00 (US$ 19,957) per year
AUD $29,400 /year. The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

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

Start date

4 November 2019, 2 March 2020

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successful completion of the IB with a minimum aggregate score of 26. English Language Requirements: An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

Students must have completed an educational qualification considered equivalent to Year 12 in Australia.

Assumed knowledge is any two units of English and Mathematics.

Recommended studies: Biology and/or Chemistry.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50;

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Pathways options

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About this uni

The average starting salary for students after graduation from the University of New England is AUD 60,000 (The Good Universities Guide 2018).

  • Based in Armidale, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 80 different nationalities
  • Main campus spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options