What will I learn?

Many industries need professionals who can understand and translate complex science. With a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws, you will graduate with two degrees and a suite of specialist skills that will allow you to carve out a niche in the legal sector, with opportunities across patents, intellectual property and forensics.

As a science student at Sydney, you will be taught by dedicated scientific thinkers, including members of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Research Council Fellows, winners of prestigious prizes such as the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science and the Eureka Prizes which reward excellence in research and innovation, leadership, and science engagement. You will study in world-class facilities, including the multimillion-dollar Sydney Nanoscience Hub and the Charles Perkins Centre, which is dedicated to research into diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

With over 40 majors, programs and streams to choose from and a flexible degree plan, the three-year Bachelor of Science allows you to find your own path. In your first year, you'll gain essential knowledge in the fundamental sciences with broad subjects. Your second and third years will be for specialising in your chosen stream, program, majors and minors, with the option to take elective subjects from other faculties.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is one of the most reputable law programs in Australia, highly regarded overseas and your first step towards admissions as a legal practitioner in NSW.

Today’s law graduates need to be equipped with an agile mindset, and the ability to draw on legal and non-legal insights to solve multi-faceted problems, amidst unprecedented change, shifting client expectations and rapid technological advancements.

Focused on the modern legal environment, you will develop the complex problem solving and analytical skills required to meet the challenges of a contemporary global landscape.

Career Pathways

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Judge
  • Magistrate
  • Project manager
  • Consultant
  • Policy advisor
  • Project officer
  • Entrepreneur

If you wish to practise law, you will need to complete an accredited program of practical legal training after completing your degree.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $48,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

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

Application deadline

31 January 2022, 30 June 2022

More details

Start date

21 February 2022, 1 August 2022


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained a ATAR score: 28 -40; English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

International students commencing in Semester 2 will not be able to start the Law component until Semester 1 of the following year.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.5 overall including a minimum result of 7.0 in Reading and Writing and 8.0 in Listening and Speaking

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 105 overall including a minimum result of 23 in Reading and 25 in Writing and 27 in Listening and Speaking

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 76 overall including a minimum result of 68 in Reading and Writing and 79 in Listening and Speaking

International students commencing in Semester 2 will not be able to start the Law component until Semester 1 of the following year.

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1 and June/30 for semester 2.

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

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