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Bachelor of Communication and Media/ Bachelor of Laws - ARSC02

Course Code: ARSC02
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Law School
School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 361326
CRICOS Code: 098997F
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (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.

World of media meets word of law

Take the legal practical problem-solving nature of law and combine it with the creative, critical and professional capabilities of communications and media – and together you have a powerful double degree that will develop your legal and advocacy skills while showing you how to create your own and others’ unique brand identities from the ground up.

UC’s Bachelor of Communication and Media/Bachelor of Laws course combines the best elements of a multitude of legal and communication and media subjects and brings them together to give you the legal expertise and communication skills to inspire and influence change, regardless of audience demographic.

This highly sought-after course also comes with extremely strong links to local industry, giving UC students unrivalled access to an invaluable, lifelong network of professional contacts, practical exposure and the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in either the public or private sectors.

This course also has professional accreditation with the Supreme Court of the ACT and NSW, allowing students in their final year to qualify for admission to practice law.

Study a Bachelor of Communication and Media and Bachelor of Laws at UC and you will:

  • obtain a broad and in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical knowledge of law
  • fine-tune your ability to present ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
  • learn how to produce, create and track digital content designed around tailored narratives
  • acquire the ability to problem solve, analyse and evaluate information in a systematic, creative and insightful way 
  • use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
  • learn advanced legal research and writing skills and how to implement them
  • gain eligibility to a globally recognised range of professional accreditations
  • build an enviable list of industry contacts
  • create, develop and manage yours and others’ professional brand identity.

Career opportunities

The UC Bachelor of Communication and Media/Bachelor of Laws double degree offers highly transferable qualifications that could easily add value across a range of industries. Career options include:

  • business owner
  • entrepreneur
  • journalist
  • marketing communications manager
  • corporate and public communications lawyer
  • sports media lawyer
  • barrister
  • solicitor
  • legal consultant/specialist
  • policy advisor.

Enquiries

Prospective International Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au
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

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 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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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

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 Communication and Media (Corporate and Public Communication) BComm&Media (Corp&PubComm)
Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) BComm&Media (Jnl)
Bachelor of Communication and Media (Marketing Communication) BComm&Media (MktgComm)
Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) BComm&Media (SportsMedia)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Communication and Media (Corporate and Public Communication) Bachelor of Communication and Media (Journalism) Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Communication and Media (Sports Media) Bachelor of Communication and Media (Marketing Communication)

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.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $29,600
2020 CSP $30,300

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

Refer to individual courses.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
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Course Duration

Standard 5 years full time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.

Honours

Bachelor of Laws This course has an embedded honours programme which allows high-achieving students to enrol in the unit Honours Law (6cp) in place of two law electives in their final year.

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

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Offerings

  • 2019->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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