Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

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Where law and media connect

Acquire the knowledge and ability for two professions in this double degree. The journalism component produces journalists with a strong sense of ethics, and practical skills in print, broadcast and digital media. At the same time, you will cover all the academic courses required for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia. From first year, you will engage in active learning experiences and gain practical legal skills.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
CRICOS code
098467K
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
5 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
A$24,400
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$122,000
Footnotes
  • 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 018271
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 76.00 OP - - Rank - 76
USC program code
AR316
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
5 years full time or equivalent part time ^
Study mode
Blended Learning
Prerequisites
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
Total courses
40
Total units
480 units
Footnotes
  • ^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:

  • Develop cutting-edge problem-solving and communication skills to work across a range of media platforms.
  • Cover all the academic courses required for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia.
  • Research answers to legal problems, prepare advice, present legal argument, observe court proceedings, and take part in simulated court presentations in USC's Moot Court.
  • Develop your skills by working with Legal Service clients under legal supervision in law professional practice and also complete a journalism internship.
  • Have the option to complete Law Honours, usually without extending the time required to complete your degree.
Career opportunities:
  • Solicitor
  • Government legal officer
  • Journalist
  • Digital communications officer
  • Communications officer – corporate or government
  • Technical writer

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