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Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws - 996AA

Course Code: 996AA
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: 362464
CRICOS Code: 065743A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction


The Bachelor of Laws degree offers the following advantages:
1. Fully accredited as a basis for admission to practice law in Australia.
2. Focus upon corporate and commercial law, with minors in other areas to cater for student preferences.
3. Teaching program enhanced by research strengths with student opportunities to be involved in UC's National Centre for Corporate Law, the National Institute of Governance and e-Justice and Court of the Future Networks.
4. Opportunities for law internships and international study through linkages with law firms, governments and overseas universities.
5. Small class sizes, highly-qualified staff, state-of-the art facilities, including on campus and remote access to all the major online legal databases.
6. A record of excellent employment opportunities and high starting salaries. The single degree of Bachelor of Journalism may be taken out when the requirements of that degree have been met at the end of three years full-time study or equivalent part-time.

The single degree of Bachelor of Journalism may be taken out when the requirements of that degree have been met at the end of three years full-time study or equivalent part-time.'>The Bachelor of Journalism prepares students for immediate entry into journalism and related professions. The degree reflects contemporary journalism practice by teaching students the fundamentals in print, online, radio and TV journalism.

Students have access to industry-standard radio, TV and online facilities to produce and present their work.

Students produce news and current affairs stories in print, radio and TV disciplines for publication on the student journalism website NowUC www.nowuc.com.au UC's strategic location in the national capital and proximity to national institutions, including federal parliament and the parliamentary press gallery, offers learning and internship opportunities for students.

The Bachelor of Laws degree offers the following advantages:
1. Fully accredited as a basis for admission to practice law in Australia.
2. Focus upon corporate and commercial law, with minors in other areas to cater for student preferences.
3. Teaching program enhanced by research strengths with student opportunities to be involved in UC's National Centre for Corporate Law, the National Institute of Governance and e-Justice and Court of the Future Networks.
4. Opportunities for law internships and international study through linkages with law firms, governments and overseas universities.
5. Small class sizes, highly-qualified staff, state-of-the art facilities, including on campus and remote access to all the major online legal databases.
6. A record of excellent employment opportunities and high starting salaries. The single degree of Bachelor of Journalism may be taken out when the requirements of that degree have been met at the end of three years full-time study or equivalent part-time.

The single degree of Bachelor of Journalism may be taken out when the requirements of that degree have been met at the end of three years full-time study or equivalent part-time.

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.

Additional Admission Requirements

Refer to individual courses.

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to individual courses.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Laws LLB
Bachelor of Journalism B Jnl

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Journalism 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 226JA Bachelor of Communication in Journalism/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

This course offers students an excellent opportunity to obtain legal qualifications while receiving journalism training to professional standards. Students can expect to obtain work as broadcast, print or multi-media journalists with enhanced opportunities in legal journalism. They may also find work as media advisors.

Special Class Delivery Details

Small class sizes, highly-qualified staff, state-of-the art facilities, including on campus and remote access to all the major online legal databases.

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. High achieving students may also be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) course.

Internships

Opportunities for law internships and international study through linkages with law firms, governments and overseas Universities. UC's strategic location in the national capital and proximity to national institutions, including federal parliament and the parliamentary press gallery, offers learning and internship opportunities for students.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 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

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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