Bachelor of Laws

Murdoch University

Whether you would like to pursue a traditional legal role or explore an emerging field, this Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree will give you a solid foundation in each of the major areas of legal practice. You will also gain the practical, real-world skills that employers expect in graduates. The Clinical Legal Education program in partnership with the SCALES Community Legal Centre will give you valuable experience within a legal practice, working on real cases with real clients. The well-established and successful Mooting program at Murdoch will help to develop your advocacy and reasoning skills in local and international competitions, using the Herbert Smith Freehills Electronic Moot Court, which is designed like a real courtroom. If you would like to travel while you study, you could complete Murdoch Law School units at the Universita di Macerata in Italy or join the Human Rights program in Geneva, Switzerland. You could apply to study a unit in India and or take advantage of internship opportunities in world renowned multinational corporations in Germany.

Course Fee:

International: $117,117

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; selection via ATAR; or mature age entry via previous tertiary study; English language competency


You can specialise in an area you are interested in by completing a double degree, such as Criminology, Global Politics and Policy, Journalism, Theatre & Drama, Environmental Science, Accounting or Finance, to further broaden your career prospects.

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

Students who gain entry to the Bachelor of Laws can enter either the single Law degree of 4 years duration, or a joint degree, which combines Law and another Bachelor degree. The School of Law offers a selection of specified elective units overseas as part of its European Summer Program in Law, hosted at the University of Macerata, Italy, Human Rights Law in Geneva or Chinese Law in China. The program will be run subject to sufficient enrolments.


The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree meets the educational requirements of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia for admission as a practising lawyer. Once you graduate, you will also need to meet additional training requirements to be admitted to legal practice. This degree is also accredited by the Ministry of Law in Singapore, the Malaysian Bar Council and the Indian Bar Council.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch 79.55 Yes Full time 4 years
Murdoch 79.55 Yes Part time 8 years

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.


Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.


Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.


Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.


Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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