Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts

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Explore your intellectual curiosity

Explore your intellectual interests with a flexible double degree that combines in-depth legal knowledge with advanced communication, critical thinking and writing skills. You’ll study all the required academic courses for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia, while you also follow your passion and build your own degree, through your choice of a wide range of Arts specialisations.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
5 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
Estimated total tuition fee *
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ^ It is recommended that students planning to study part-time apply for the Bachelor of Laws rather than a double degree.
Study location QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 018231
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 76.00 Rank - 76
USC program code
Semester 1, Semester 2
5 years full time or equivalent part time ^
Study mode
Blended Learning
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
Total courses
Total units
  • ^ It is recommended that students planning to study part-time apply for the Bachelor of Laws rather than a double degree.

In this program you will:

  • Study the foundations of the Australian legal system, including criminal and commercial law, torts, contracts, property law and constitutional law
  • Develop specialist knowledge in the Arts areas that interest you, including English, history, geography, politics and international relations, sociology and more
  • Build practical legal experience by preparing advice, present legal arguments and observing court proceedings
  • Build advanced critical thinking, research and writing skills

Law Honours is available, usually without extending the time required to complete your degree.


A broad range of Arts majors are available. Refer to the Bachelor of Arts for further details.


Majors: Creative Writing and Publishing; Criminology and Justice; EnglishJournalism; Screen Media 
Minors: Creative Writing and Publishing; Criminology and Justice; English; Journalism; Screen Media

Please note that not all study components and/or combinations of study components included in this program may be able to be completed in the minimum duration. Please contact the Program Coordinator if you require written confirmation prior to accepting a place in this program.

Career opportunities
  • Human resource manager
  • Recruitment consultant
  • Employment and industrial relations consultant
  • Learning and development advisor

The degree is an approved academic qualification for admission to the legal profession. Graduates must undertake a further period of practical legal training before being admitted as a legal practitioner.

What will I study?

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The study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this study sequence to guide enrolment.

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