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Bachelor of Communication in Advertising/Bachelor of Laws - 225JA

Course Code: 225JA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Law & Justice
Discipline of Communication and Media
UAC Code: 362446
CRICOS Code: 077623K
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 6.5, with no band score below 6.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Boost your advertising career with legal qualifications

Claim your fully accredited law degree (which is your basis for admission to practice in Australia) with this Double Degree that offers a variety of law electives (including corporate, commerce and administrative law), which will be recognised by the Supreme Courts of the ACT and NSW.

This course will also teach you a myriad of advertising-based skills including strategy development, media analysis, creative execution and some of the down-and-dirty principles of marketing communication.

Couple that with your involvement in the UC’s National Centre for Corporate Law and an internship or international study opportunity with a legal firm, government department or overseas university, and you’ll be strategising your own career trajectory in no time.

Combine a Bachelor of Communication in Advertising / Bachelor of Laws at UC and you will:

  • attain a thorough understanding of the nature and functions of contemporary advertising and marketing communications
  • learn about communication theory within the context of society and consumerism
  • gain a broad theoretical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law, suitable for entering the legal profession or undertaking other careers involving legal work
  • undertake an in-depth study of selected areas of law, with an emphasis on commercial law and/or justice studies
  • take part in practical workshops, supported by internships to improve professional skills
  • have a choice of electives in the social science, humanities, business or creative arts.

Work-integrated learning

In this course, you can undertake a workplace internship as part of the Faculty of Arts and Design’s commitment to supporting work integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Communication in Advertising / Bachelor of Laws graduates in a range of sectors including in:

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Brand/Product Manager
  • Communication Strategist/Planner
  • Copywriter
  • Marketing Communication Coordinator
  • Promotion Coordinator
  • Social Media Coordinator  
  • Private Practitioner
  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Legal Officer.

Course specific information

Applicants must attain the published ATAR score or its equivalent.

Students who fail to make the initial 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 then seek transfer into the formal Law program.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN 1800 864 226
Prospective International Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au

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.

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to individual courses.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2017 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2018 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Laws LLB
Bachelor of Communication in Advertising BComm Advt

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Communication in Advertising Diploma of Justice Studies Associate Degree of Justice 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

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.
      Research: The unit is research focused. Attendance at regular classes in not required, however on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2017 CSP $27,640
2018 CSP $27,660

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
1. To provide students with a thorough understanding of the nature and functions of contemporary advertising and marketing communications - Communicate and present arguments and ideas effectively
- Select and use appropriate information and communication technology for analysis and enquiry
2. To provide practical workshops which are integral to the course supported by internships to improve professional skills - Identify problems and analyse the main features of problems relevant to their professional field
- Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills including creativity, initiative, adaptability, leadership, resourcefulness
- Create and present new ideas
- Express knowledge, ideas and opinions in their professional field, both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity
- Working independently and with others
- Work with others as part of a group
- Work sensitively and co-operatively with diverse stakeholders
3. To provide electives in social science, humanities, business or creative arts Comprehend socio-economic, cultural, political, ethical and legal contexts in which they will practice their specialisation.
4. To provide professional subjects which are supported by broad-based foundation units to inform communication theory within the context of society and consumerism - Apply concepts, principles and professional methodologies to professional communication tasks.
- Understand the social and professional influence of advertising and marketing communications and their role in ethical practice
5. Graduates will have a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law, suitable for entering the legal profession or undertaking other careers involving legal work. The course will provide students with a program of study and learning to satisfy the academic requirements for admission to legal practice. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism
6. Students will also undertake an in depth study of selected areas of law, including the Priestly 11 units, and in chosen law electives, with an emphasis on commercial law and/or justice studies. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism
7. In addition to the above, students graduating with Honours will have developed the ability to independently identify and provide solutions to complex legal problems. Communication, Analysis and inquiry, problem solving, working independently and with others, professionalism

Course Duration

Standard ten semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty-four 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. (i) To be eligible to undertake studies at honours level, a student must achieve at least a credit average in all law units undertaken at the University of Canberra, this being determined by averaging their scores in all eligible subjects. Eligible Units: Eligible Units are those which count towards the Entry GPA and Honours GPA. Eligible Units are: - Any Law unit done which counts towards your LLB (i.e., not the subjects going only towards the non-law degree if you are enrolled in a double degree. If you are enrolled in a straight LLB, your open electives are not counted). - This includes Units for which you receive Advanced Standing, whether done at UC or elsewhere. - Where you have done extra subjects which may count, e.g. more than the required amount of law electives, your best results will be counted. (ii) Law Honours has 12 credit points of research-related units. These are made up of: - Legal Methods and Skills (3cp) - Advanced Legal Research and Writing (Honours) (3cp) - Law Honours (6cp) (iii) The degree of Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with first or second class honours. Following submission of an Honours thesis as part of the unit Law Honours, students must show a Good performance by receiving a minimum of a Credit in the 6 credit point restricted choice unit Law Honours. Calculating the final class of honours: Law degrees with Honours are awarded in the following classes depending on the Honours GPA obtained and the standard of the Honours Thesis. First Class: Showing an exceptional performance by both an Honours GPA of at least 6 and a mark of 80 and above in the honours component of your assessment Second Class - Division I: Showing a Very Good performance by both an Honours GPA of at least 5.5 and a mark of 73 and above in the honours component of your assessment Second Class - Division II: Showing a Good performance by both an Honours GPA of at least 5 and a mark of 65 and above in the Honours component of your assessment Calculating the Honours GPA GPAs are calculated by using the University?s system. The Unit Law Honours will be weighted as 30% for the purposes of calculating the Honours GPA. Units used in the Honours GPA are as described in ?Eligible units? above for entry to the Honours component of the course. Note that marks are not automatically rounded up for purposes of Honours. Thus 4.99 does not become 5.00. Where your final mark is within two marks of the next level of honours, or of achieving honours at all (e.g. a 4.8 is rounded up to 5.0), you can apply in writing to have your honours result upgraded. This will be determined by the Law Program Manager and the Law Honours Unit Convener, taking into account your academic record and any mitigating circumstances which may have affected your academic performance. High achieving students may also be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Diploma of Justice Studies, Associate Degree of Justice Studies

Offerings

  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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