Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws

University of Southern Queensland USQ

A double degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws gives students exposure to multiple disciplines, increasing their employability. This program allows students to study across several skill and knowledge-bases in many different fields of study with plenty of flexibility. By combining these degrees, students opportunities for employment will expand, as well as the areas of possible employment. By completing a double degree, students will graduate sooner than if they were to complete two separate degrees. The different areas of law students will explore throughout the degree include criminal law, legal conflict and resolution and legal professional practice and ethics. This is then combined with an Arts major of their choice. When graduating with a double degree, students will receive a separate testament (official certificate) for each degree.

Course Fee:

International: $120,400

Entry Requirements:

Assumed knowledge expectations: English (4, SA) or equivalent; English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3. All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


40 units: 4 x Arts core courses, 19 x Law core courses, 1 x 12-unit extended Arts major or 1 x 8-unit Arts major plus 1 x 4-unit minor, plus 5 Law approved courses

Subjects you can Study:

Anthropology; Archaeology; Anthropology & Archaeology (Extended); Contemporary International Studies (Extended); Contemporary Media Studies; Creative and Critical Writing; English Literature; English Literature (Extended); History; History (Extended); Indigenous Studies; International Relations; Journalism Studies; Journalism (Extended); Languages; Legal Studies; Public Relations Studies; Social Justice Studies.

Study Pathways:

Credit may be permitted for a limited number of courses, equivalent in content and level, successfully completed recently with a recognised institution, in accordance with USQ policy. If students commence the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws double degree and wish to exit with a Bachelor of Arts, then they may do so if they have completed the 4 Arts core courses, the Arts major, 4 Arts electives and 8 Law courses (4 Law courses if the student has completed the 12-unit extended Arts major).


The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practise law. USQ does not offer practical legal training, but advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask USQ.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 10 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 10 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 5 years
Springfield No info Yes Part time 10 years
Springfield No info Yes Full time 5 years
Springfield No info Yes Online 5 years

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

We offer degrees in:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences. 

If you’re looking to gain the skills and confidence to prepare for university study, look no further than one of our pathway programs.  

Make this year the start of something great with Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time employment*. With the option to study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, we’re ready to help you on your path to become more. 

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