Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Australian National University (ANU)

The ANU Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is an internationally recognised, world-class undergraduate law degree. Combining the theoretical and practical expertise of leading academics and legal practitioners, the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the role and function of law, and an advanced understanding of how law influences and impacts almost every aspect of our world. Whether studied on its own or combined with another discipline as part of an ANU Flexible Double Degree, the program equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes required for success in a diverse range of fields. Throughout the degree students are presented with numerous opportunities to put their legal knowledge into action and gain practical experience through a range of internships, clinical placements, student competitions and exchanges in Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.

Course Fee:

International: $165,120

Entry Requirements:

In 2018 the lowest ATAR to which an offer was made was 98 (IB 40). Admission is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications: An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.


192 units comprising compulsory and elective courses. The honours component of the program is embedded in the degree structure and provides a strong foundation for future postgraduate studies.

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

Graduates of non-law degrees are not eligible to apply for this program but may apply for the Juris Doctor program.


Completing an ANU Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and the requisite practical legal training, qualifies you to practise law anywhere in Australia and in some other jurisdictions.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Related Careers:

Judge, Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 94.75 Yes Full time 4 years
Canberra 94.75 Yes Part time
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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