Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Law

Deakin University

In this combined Arts / Law program students can choose to study areas such as history, sociology, philosophy, politics and policy or literary studies in addition to studies in Law. Combining an Arts degree with a Law degree enhances students' understanding of the context in which the law operates.

Course Fee:

International: $169,000

Entry Requirements:

Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. Year 12 applicants must meet the prerequisite of Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English. Entry for non-school leavers will be based on STAT results, GPA from Bachelor level or postgraduate studies from courses undertaken. For information on the STAT please visit


40 credit points comprising 16 Arts and 24 Law units. Of the Law units, 18 credit points are core units and 6 credit points are law elective units including 1 credit point of an experiential unit from the WIL/Practical Elective units list.

Subjects you can Study:

Advertising; Anthropology; Arabic; Buddhist Studies; Children's literature; Chinese; Creative writing; Criminology; Design; Digital media; Drama; Education; Film, television and animation; Gender and sexuality studies; Geography and society; History; Indonesian; International politics; International relations; Islamic Studies; Journalism; Language and culture studies; Law; Literary studies; Media studies; Middle East studies; Philosophy; Photography; Politics and policy studies; Professional experience and practice; Public relations; Religious Studies; Sociology; Spanish; Sport and society; Sustainability and society; Visual arts

Further information:

BA majors not available at all campuses.


This course is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become an Australian Lawyer set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking entry is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 91.5 Yes Full time 5 years
Burwood 91.5 Yes Part time 10 years
Waterfront 85.4 Yes Online 5 years
Waterfront 85.4 Yes Part time 10 years
Waterfront 85.4 Yes Full time 5 years
Burwood 91.5 Yes Online 5 years

What does it mean to be a great university? For Deakin, it means ensuring its graduates are highly regarded by employers and well prepared for twenty first century lives and careers, and that its research translates into commercial outcomes that will make a difference to the communities Deakin serves.

Deakin University has five campuses - one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. With over 61,000 students, it is one of Australia’s largest universities. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. Deakin prides itself on developing career-ready graduates that are innovative, resilient, and well prepared for rapidly changing workforce needs. Deakin has a strong focus on teaching, with student satisfaction and the employability of its students being key indicators of success.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. It is on a strong research trajectory, ranked 211 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2018).

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