Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)/Law

UNSW Sydney

This dual degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of emerging areas that require an understanding of the law, social work theory and practice, social and behavioural sciences, community, family law and human relationships. The Bachelor of Social Work with Honours offers you an innovative and accredited program leading to eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Choose from a wide range of experiential learning opportunities and undertake an internship or clinical program at a law school that is renowned for social justice. In addition you will undertake two field placements in your Social Work program of study.

Course Fee:

International: $318,460

Entry Requirements:

Domestic: Year 12 or equivalent + LAT; International: Year 12 or equivalent.


A total of 312 units of credit: 96UOC in Law compulsory courses; 6UOC prescribed Law elective; 48UOC in Law elective courses; 168 in Social Work (honours) core courses.

Subjects you can Study:

Anatomy; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Bioinformatics; Biological Science; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Food Science and Technology; Genetics; Geography; Geology; Law; Marine Science; Materials Science; Mathematics; Microbiology and Immunology; Neuroscience; Oceanography; Pathology; Pharmacology; Physics; Physiology; Psychology; Statistics;Vision Science

Study Pathways:

Applications for credit transfer from other Australian universities will be considered after offers have been made.

Further information:

Your Law dual degree will open up a wide range of career opportunities in myriad fields. The skills you will gain at UNSW Law are highly transferrable. Employers seek out our graduates for their critical thinking and analytical skills. When it comes to your career, there will be any number of options available to you. Graduates are AASW and ASWEAS accredited and can be employed in areas including consumer protection, tenancy obligations and entitlements, land rights, child custody and family property disputes, social security and welfare rights.


Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). This program satisfies the basic academic requirements for admission to practice as a solicitor or barrister. If graduates wish to become a legal practitioner they must also attend a full-time practical course lasting 15 weeks at the College of Law and obtain practical experience.

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kensington 92.9 No Full time 6 years
The University of New South Wales is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world and is a founding member of the prestigious Group of Eight - a coalition of Australia's leading research intensive universities. par par The main campus is located in Kensington, seven kilometres from Sydney CBD and a short walk from Coogee Beach. Other campuses are UNSW Art and Design in the suburb of Paddington and UNSW Canberra at ADFA.

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