What will I learn?

At Murdoch University you can combine a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with a Bachelor of Communication.

Adding a communication degree to your law qualification will help you hone your communication and problem-solving skills to give you a competitive edge in your career. Whether you’re presenting evidence in a court of law or meeting with your clients, you’ll learn the skills to make you a great communicator. You can choose to specialise in Journalism, Strategic Communication or Global Media and Communication.

The combination of a Law and Communication degree means you will gain valuable, additional skills to use in your future career, including presentation skills, media liaison, broadcasting, writing, news media, public affairs, advocacy and more.

3 reasons to study a combined degree in Law and Communication at Murdoch

Get work experience through our Work Integrated Learning program which allows you to intern at local and international organisations. Some of our students have interned with Lifeline, RAC Arena and The Salvation Army.
Join WA’s largest and most successful mooting program, competing across Australia and the world.
Earn credit towards your degree with hands on legal training in our award-winning clinic working with real clients in areas such as human rights, family law and indigenous issues.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. As part of your law degree, you'll learn:

Criminal law and procedure
Refugee and family law
How to communicate global issues
Media audiences, governance and globalisation
Digital media skills

Your future career

Studying law in combination with communication can lead to a career in any area or industry, from navigating human rights to pursuing a career in politics.

You could work in the public or private sector, fighting for the rights of those who are disadvantaged or unfairly treated, and creating a better society.

Careers could include:

Solicitor or Barrister
Corporate Communicator

Which department am I in?

Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,560.00 (US$ 20,379) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 1 August 2022


Murdoch University

Perth Campus,

90 South Street,


Western Australia,

6150, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (A-Level) - D in English Language or English Literature or Knowledge and Inquiry. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT) - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); Cambridge Advanced English prior 52 with no section less than Borderline; Cambridge Advanced English after 169 overall with no band below 169; Occupational English Test (OET) - OET with a minimum of C in the four components; Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50 with no band below 50.

For international students

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT): 140 Written English; International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 Overall; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): 169 Overall; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 Overall; Test of English as a Foreign Language Ð IBT (TOEFL IBT): 73 Overall; Occupational English Test (OET): C (250-290) Reading; C (250-290) Writing; C (250-290) Speaking; C (250-290) Listening

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • TAFE International Western Australia
  • Canning College
  • Phoenix Academy

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