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Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies/Bachelor of Laws - 127JA

Course Code: 127JA
Course Version: 2
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Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Law & Justice
Discipline of Communication and Media
UAC Code: 363046
CRICOS Code: 069086G
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Introduction

This course prepares students for a career involving a combination of communication and legal responsibilities.

The Bachelor of Laws course prepares students for employment in the legal profession by providing them with practical skills and competencies in the basic areas of legal practice. It also has a strong commercial orientation.

The Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies provides an advanced study of the history, theory and methods of Communication and Media Studies with a special focus on political communication. It explores the way in which societies have evolved in conjunction with advances in communication technology and addresses the way communications media have profoundly transformed the way we live. This course develops an informed and critical understanding of how the media operate, the way they shape meanings and values, and the difference they are making to the social, economic and political worlds in which we live. It provides an in-depth understanding of political communication processes from a national capital perspective. Special attention is payed to the development of high level oral and written communication skills as well as to an appreciation of the power of visual communication forms.

Students who decide to graduate with a single degree Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies within the minimum time of six semesters should consult the Communication and Media Studies course convenor well in advance of enrolling for third year to discuss this option.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government & Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 -- Reception counter) Email BGLCourseConveners@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au Ph 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Attainment of the published ATAR or its equivalent. Note students who fail to make the initial ATAR entrance score may undertake another UC course and enrol in the Law Foundation Major. Upon achieving a credit average in their first year of study students may seek transfer into the formal Law program.

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to individual courses.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Laws LLB
Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies B CommMediaSt

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies Bachelor of Laws

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from semester 1, 2013. Please refer to course 227JA Bachelor of Communication in Media and Public Affairs/Bachelor of Laws

Professional Accreditation

This program is recognised by the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and the State of New South Wales. Through mutual recognition, UC's degree may serve as the basis for admission in all Australian jurisdictions.

Through a program offered in conjunction with the College of Law, students may (in their final year of the Bachelor of Laws at UC) begin their Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course that qualifies for them for admission. Arrangements exist for students to articulate into programs leading to admission in the UK and the United States. Students are also eligible to prepare to sit for the New York Bar.

Graduate Employment

The double degree course prepares students for either a career in organisational communication requiring competence in law, or for legal practice, particularly in the fields of media and communication.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Learning outcomes are as indicated in the documentation for the Bachelor of Laws and the Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies. .

Course Duration

Standard ten semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum 24 semesters.

Honours

The degree of Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with first or second class honours. Requirements are specified in the Determination of Course Particulars for the Bachelor of Laws.High achieving students may also be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) course.

Internships

The course offers opportunities for work-place learning through internships and provides an excellent introduction to communication and media research methods.

Offerings

  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2013->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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