What will I learn?

This on-campus 5-year full-time course is offered by the College of Sciences and Engineering and the Faculty of Law and is available at Hobart. The first year only is also offered at the Launceston and Cradle Coast campus. This course may be studied part-time.

Course objectives

The objectives of the combined degree courses are those of the component degrees. Reference should be made to the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws course entries.

The Bachelor of Laws course is the basic academic preparation for persons who wish to enter the legal profession and other careers involving legal work. The course also has wider applicability in developing the attributes and skills inherent in a general university education. Students develop the values and intellectual abilities necessary to marshal facts and to critically assess and evaluate information, theories and doctrines thus preparing themselves for a variety of career roles.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Laws will be able to:

Acquire, consolidate, critically evaluate, reflect and synthesise advanced knowledge in one of the science disciplines and in the discipline of law.
Demonstrate critical thinking by identifying, defining and solving problems with intellectual independence.
Make evidence based decisions that take account of diverse contexts and constraints impacting on societies and environments.
Communicate information effectively in written, visual and oral forms with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Work effectively, responsibly, respectfully and safely in individual and/or team contexts.
Demonstrate self-management, flexibility, initiative and resilience in readiness for diverse workplace demands.

Career outcomes

Graduates of combined degrees could expect to find open to them all the career paths that are open to graduates of the component degree courses.

A law degree is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner. Today, however, employers from a widening range of disciplines value the skills that law graduates possess. A range of career choices lie open to law graduates as a solicitor, barrister, industry legal officer or ministerial adviser, as well as in legal aid, community legal centres, the Attorney-General's department, law reform commissions, consumer affairs, environment, foreign affairs, police, legal drafting, politics, banking, finance, journalism, publishing and teaching.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Engineering

CRICOS

039906C

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
A$31,950.00 (US$ 23,734) per year
AUD $176,074 for the entire course

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

Start date

Expected February 2022

Venue

Launceston Campus

Newnham Drive, Newnham,

LAUNCESTON,

Tasmania,

7250, LAUNCESTON, Australia

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
A$31,950.00 (US$ 23,734) per year
AUD $176,074 for the entire course

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

Start date

Expected February, June 2022

Venue

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,

SANDY BAY,

Tasmania,

7005, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5); TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42; UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

For international students

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia.

Graduate Entry
An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent.

English Language Requirement: IELTS Score 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0); TOEFL (PBT) 600 TWE 4.5; TOEFL (IBT) 92 (no score below 20); PTE Academic 58 with no score lower than 50; UTAS DEAP Overall 65% (Writing 60%).

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania is an excellent choice for international students with its quality education and unparalleled student life.

  • Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence
  • Teaching & research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Students can benefit from its industry connections
  • Among global top two per cent of universities