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

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Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Environmental Management

Help protect the environment with a law degree

Become a defender of the environment with this dual degree. You’ll cover all the academic courses required for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia, and build practical skills through active learning experiences right from your first year. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of human impacts on the environment, with a strong focus on tropical and subtropical environments. Law Honours is available, usually without extending the time required to complete your degree.

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 018321
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)
Recommended prior study
General Maths, Maths Methods or Specialist Maths; at least one science subject
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:

  • 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 practice
  • Build your skillset and knowledge by specialising in an environmental area such as coastal and marine environments, urban design and town planning, geospatial analysis and global environment security and policy.
  • Travel to fieldwork locations such as Fraser Island and the Noosa Biosphere to learn about conservation and restoration of the natural environment
Career opportunities
  • In-house counsel for industry, conservation or research organisation
  • Government positions
  • Natural resource management
  • Ecosystem conservation and restoration
  • Policy and legislation development
  • International negotiations
  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Judge's associate

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

On graduation you can apply to become Associate Member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) while you acquire relevant work experience. You can apply for Full Membership in EIANZ after you acquired two years of professional experience in one or more functional areas of environmental practice.

What will I study?

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