Bachelor of Arts in International Studies/Bachelor of Laws - 821AA
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline(s):||School of Law & Justice
Discipline of Communication and Media
|English Language Requirements:||Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0|
The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies degree gives students the opportunity to attain intercultural understandings and develop conceptual knowledge of international issues. Foreign language study provides in-depth cultural insight and an enhanced ability to function at an international level. International Studies investigate the interplay of cultural, political and economic forces in the global arena. A highly recommended international exchange semester provides first-hand international experience.
The law majors, minors and practice units lead to a fully accredited Law degree that is the basis for admission to practice law in Australia. This course is for undergraduates who seek completion of a law degree in minimum time. It is fully accredited as a basis for admission to practice law in Australia. We proudly use research-led educational methods that support students in the adventure of learning law. We emphasise practical legal problem-solving in social and economic context and the development of advocacy abilities and legal skills while understanding their connections to the theory and history of law. We strive to graduate professionals with respect for social and ethical responsibilities.
Governance in public and private spheres is the common element in the three main areas of strength of the Canberra Law School:1. Corporate and Commercial Law;2. Revenue Law, including the Customs and Excise Law specialisation led by our Centre for Customs and Excise Studies [CCES], and 3. Justice, embracing the Administration of Justice, Access to Justice, Justice Environments and Law and Society studies.
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.
Refer to individual courses.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
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.
- Version6 - Start Date: 01/01/2016 End Date: 31/12/2018
- Version5 - Start Date: 01/01/2015 End Date: 31/12/2015
- Version4 - Start Date: 01/01/2014 End Date: 31/12/2014
- Version3 - Start Date: 01/01/2012 End Date: 31/12/2013
- Version2 - Start Date: 01/01/2011 End Date: 31/12/2011
|Bachelor of Laws||LLB|
|Bachelor of Arts in International Studies||BA IntlSt|
|Bachelor of Arts in International Studies||Bachelor of Laws|
Unit Delivery ModesDelivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.
Students who wish to take out a single degree in the BA International Studies only will be able to do so upon completion of the academic requirements for that degree. To ensure the single degree course can be completed in the minimum time of six semesters for a single degree, students must seek the advice of the course convener during the first year of their study.
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.
Graduation from this course provides outstanding employment opportunities and high starting salaries.
Special Class Delivery Details
This course features small class sizes, highly qualified staff, state-of-the art facilities, including on-campus and remote access to all the major online legal databases.
10 semesters full time; equivalent part-time. maximum 20 semesters. Students undertaking an international exchange program may require additional semester(s).
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. Refer also to the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies course for further details.
There are opportunities for law internships and international study through linkages with law firms, governments and overseas universities.
International Exchange Opportunities
The first semester of third year is recommended as an exchange semester when students go to a UC partner university overseas to further their studies.
- 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
- 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.