Bachelor of Law and Society

Flinders University

This degree is for future decision makers and leaders. It is designed to give students a thorough understanding of how the law operates as a social institution, including its institutional structure and the process of law reform. This degree is for students who are interested in how the law is shaped by its social context. The aim is to provide students with a high level of knowledge and skills to be able to critically analyse and evaluate the relationship between law and society. Students will develop high level communication, presentation and teamwork skills that will prepare them for leadership roles in the future. The degree does not lead to professional legal practice. Instead graduates will be able to seek employment in the public and private sector and not-for-profit organisations concerned with development and evaluation of policies and practice in a range of areas linked to law and society.

Course Fee:


International: $87,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent qualifications; or mature age entry (STAT); or TAFE/VET qualifications; or higher education transfers; or completion of a foundation studies program

Structure:

Students complete core (compulsory) topics in Legal Studies, Criminology, Philosophy and Sociology. Students will also complete one of the following streams: Economy and Society, International and Human Rights and Culture and Society. These will help them refine and strengthen a diverse range of skills required in the constantly changing employment market. Areas of study have been carefully selected to ensure students develop a sound understanding of the workings of the Australian legal system and the way it impacts on society in the areas of family, culture, gender, the world of work and business. Students will learn to locate, read and analyse legal materials as well as conduct research and examine possible reforms in relation to contemporary justice issues. Students will develop a sound theoretical understanding of justice, rights, power and responsibility in relation to law and policy development.

Subjects you can Study:

Economy and society; International and human rights; Culture and society

Further information:

Students have the option of combining this degree with one of the following Bachelor degrees, providing they meet the entry requirements for both: Laws and Legal Practice, Laws and Legal Practice (Honours), Criminology, Criminology (Honours) and International Relations.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park 50.35 No Full time 3 years
Bedford Park 50.35 No Part time 6 years

Introduction

Globally focused and locally engaged, Flinders University is making a difference through innovative research, excellence in teaching and learning, and exceptional student experience.

Why study with us

Flinders University is headquartered in South Australia with a footprint that extends through regional and remote Australia. Ranked in the top 2% of world universities[1], Flinders is number one in South Australia for teaching quality, student support, student–teacher ratio and undergraduate starting salary.[2]

In an era of disruptive change, Flinders University is growing its international reputation as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education and a source of enterprising graduates equipped to change the world.

Unique innovation offerings are supported by the Flinders New Venture Institute, a global entrepreneurship leader[3] located at the University’s high-tech Tonsley campus, while Flinders’ Victoria Square campus provides a study space in the heart of the city. An award-winning student hub at main campus fosters interactive learning in a digitally enabled environment. Students may also complete a Doctor of Medicine through Flinders’ Northern Territory Medical Program.

Internationally, joint courses are delivered with leading universities in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Flinders’ research strengths include biomedical and clinical sciences, culture, policy and society, health and human behaviour, molecular science and technology, defence, engineering, water and environment.  Its research contributions are rich and growing, with some 90 per cent ranked at or above world class[4]. 

Facilities and services

In 2020 Flinders Train Station will open, connecting Flinders’ main campus to Tonsley. The adjacent Flinders Village development has commenced, to add further research facilities and student accommodation amid shops and other amenities in a thriving urban centre.

Whether you’re enjoying the leafy surrounds of the Bedford Park campus, immersed in the CBD at Victoria Square or contemplating the industries of the future at our state-of-the-art Tonsley facility, Flinders prides itself on offering students a great on-campus experience.

There’s also the option to study online, giving you the flexibility to learn whenever and wherever you’re located.

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Admission and election

Whether you are a Year 12 student, a non-school leaver wanting to start your university studies or you want to further your university studies, we offer a range of pathways to gain admission into Flinders.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered for some 26,000 students. Flinders’ 5,400 international students come from more than 90 countries, with main campus featuring onsite accommodation for 560 students and an international pathways centre.

With our globally recognised degrees, vibrant campuses, exceptional teachers and strong industry connections, you’ll get all the support you need to build a great career.

We understand everyone has different needs at different times across their university journey. From before you apply and throughout your studies, the Flinders team is here to help with enrolment and academic advice, health and well-being support, social engagement advice and more.

Visit our website to find out more or to get in touch with one of our Prospective Student Advisors.

Study options

Whether you’re beginning your university journey, upskilling or changing careers, Flinders gives you the chance to develop practical, real-world skills geared towards a successful career. Our industry links, job placement opportunities and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program have helped us become South Australia’s number one university for starting salary.

Visit our website to find out more. 

 

[1] THE World University Rankings 2020 according to the International Association of Universities

[2] Good Universities Guide 2020

[3] UBI World Benchmark Study 2019

[4] Flinders rating 89.7%, rounded up to 90%. Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018 

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