Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Global Studies

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This unique degree is designed to develop an awareness of the broader context in which legal issues arise including the political, historical, philosophical and economic dimensions. The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies also offers an international education, and students will be required to study abroad (ACU has over 60 partner institutions around the world) and/or do an internship that provides international work experience in their third year.

Course Fee:


International: $147,920

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4;. VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Structure:

400 credit points. Students will complete up to 160 hours pro bono experience (after their first year) which will count as credit for a compulsory community engagement unit (10cp).

Subjects you can Study:

Global studies; Laws

Study Pathways:

The degree provides a pathway to specialisations in a variety of legal, arts and social sciences related disciplines.

Further information:

This double degree is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a wide range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including: private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations such as universities or public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions; public interest legal work in community legal centres; and legal research. Completing this double degree is also excellent preparation for a career in areas as diverse as the public sector, both local and international; government service, including diplomatic service, both local and international; the United Nations system and other international organisations; social entrepreneurship and companies with a global outreach; international relations; journalism, including travel journalism; and travel and tourism.

Recognition:

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 70.45 No Part time 10 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 70.45 No Part time 10 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 70.45 No Full time 5 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 70.45 No Full time 5 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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