What will I learn?

Students gain the professional skills and underpinning legal expertise required for a successful career as a communication professional, or as a lawyer in a communication or related environment. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Laws, they meet the academic requirements for admission to practise law in NSW. Course content emphasises creative and strategic communication capabilities, technological literacy, and the capacity to operate across diverse platforms and environments, particularly in social media contexts.

Elective and major choices provide opportunities for diverse and complementary skill sets; students who choose the new Legal Futures and Technology major gain an understanding of the systems, apps and platforms that inform future legal practice.

This course prepares students to become technologically literate, culturally sophisticated, innovative and resourceful. Graduates are ready to take an informed approach to digital community strategy and planning based on a comprehensive understanding of the sector's shifting legal terrain.

Course structure

The course comprises 240 credit points and allows students to graduate with the separate degrees of Bachelor of Communication (Digital and Social Media) and Bachelor of Laws.


Career options include specialist social media lawyer, media lawyer, intellectual property lawyer, solicitor, social media manager, barrister, digital and social media coordinator, digital consultant, communications officer, digital channels strategist, marketing technologist, legal adviser within a government department, lawyer in corporate and commercial sector, librarian, media researcher, project manager, web designer, and other diverse roles particularly in legal and business contexts.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences



Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$44,470.00 (US$ 30,182) per year
Fee per session: AUD $22,235

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

Start date

9 March 2020, 27 July 2020


University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,


New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. Award of the full International Baccalaureate Diploma where the total aggregate score including bonus and penalty points meets entry standard. Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based): 79 - 93 overall, writing 21; PTE: 58-64; CAE: 176-184; AE5/AE6 (PASS): AE5.

For international students

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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About this uni

UTS has invested AUD 1.3 billion in creating a state-of-the-art campus in the heart of Sydney’s entrepreneurial district.

  • Based in the heart of Sydney
  • No.1 young university in Australia
  • Offering AUD 30 million in scholarships
  • 24/7 security patrols on campus