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

Accessibility links

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science

Learn more about this degree at USC Open Day Online! 

Explore your study options 24/7.

Visit Open Day online now.

Where law and science intertwine.

*This program is not currently open for application.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
CRICOS code
094767G
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
5 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$26,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$130,000
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 2020 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.
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 75.70 OP - 11 Rank - 77
USC program code
SA308
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)
Recommended prior study
Maths Methods or Specialist Maths; at least one science subject (preferably Chemistry)
Total courses
40
Total units
480
Footnotes
  • ^It is recommended that students planning to study part-time apply for the Bachelor of Laws rather than a double degree.

Combine law with science in this double degree, making yourself valuable to legal teams when it comes to cases that involve scientific evidence such as crime scenes or patent issues. This diverse double degree is designed to nurture your problem-solving and analytical skills and rewards attention to detail. You’ll spend plenty of time in the laboratory as part of the science degree, with the rest of the time spent learning from qualified lawyers working in the legal field. Law Honours is available, usually without extending the time required to complete your 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 our new Moot Court venue
  • Develop your skills by working with legal service clients under legal supervision in law practice
  • Major in a science area such as biology, biotechnology, chemistry, ecology or mathematics
  • Work in laboratories to run tests and conduct experiments

Majors

Science majors: Biology; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Ecology; Mathematics.

Career opportunities

This double degree program develops skills applicable to many areas of employment including as a solicitor, barrister, patent attorney, government legal officer, scientist or others depending on the science major studied.

Registration

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?

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and study sequence.

Select your location, starting year and starting semester below to display your program structure and study sequence.

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

Program structure

Total units:

Study sequence

Submit an enquiry

Questions? Ask us anything about studying this program. Alternatively, contact Student Central with any student-related enquiries.

Success! Thank you Something went wrong! {{responseMessage}}
S

Or chat now