Bachelor of Communication in Advertising/Bachelor of Laws - 225JA
|Location:||UC - Canberra, Bruce|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline(s):||Canberra Law School
Discipline of Communication and Media
|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. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.
This five year course prepares students for a career in advertising and marketing communication with legal responsibilities or as a law professional with marketing communication expertise. It provides outstanding employment opportunities.
The Advertising major combines a sound theoretical grounding in communication and media studies and research with a focused education in the theories, issues and skills pertaining to the advertising and marketing communication industry. Practical workshops are an integral part of the course.
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. The focus is on corporate and commercial law, with minors in other areas to cater for student preferences. Students have the opportunity 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. There are also possibilities of law internships and international study through linkages with law firms, governments and overseas universities.
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
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- Bachelor of Communication in Advertising/Bachelor of Laws (120 credit points)
Required - 84 credit points as follows
Advertising - 39 credit points as follows
MJ0216 Major in Communication Studies (18 credit points)
Restricted Choice - Must pass 18 credit points from the following
- 7003 - Communication and Media Research - 3 cp, Level 2
- 7098 - Law of Communications - 3 cp, Level 1
- 7545 - Risk, Crisis and Communication - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8127 - Journalism and Political Process - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8131 - Communication Technologies and Change - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9020 - Communication Evolution - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9022 - Digital Media Literacy - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9023 - Introduction to Communication - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9310 - Democracy and the Public Sphere - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9424 - Law of Communication - 3 cp, Level 2
- Restricted Choice - Must pass 18 credit points from the following
MJ0227 Major in Advertising (18cp) (18 credit points)
- Required - Must pass 9 credit points as follows
Restricted Choice - 9 credit points as follows
- Part A - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- Part B - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- Part C - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- Required Units - Must pass 3 credit points as follows
- MJ0216 Major in Communication Studies (18 credit points)
Law - Must pass 45 credit points as follows
MJ0082 Major in Law Foundation (21 credit points)
- Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
MJ0083 Major in Legal Practice (Restricted) (24 credit points)
Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
- 7018 - Administrative Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7029 - Equity Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7030 - Evidence Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7043 - Lawyers and Professional Responsibility - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7046 - Legal Theory - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7047 - Litigation and Dispute Processing - 3 cp, Level 4
- 7050 - Property Law - 3 cp, Level 2
- Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
- MJ0082 Major in Law Foundation (21 credit points)
- Advertising - 39 credit points as follows
Restricted Choice - Must pass 27 credit points from the following
Restricted Choice - May select from
- 6593 - Competition and Consumer Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7026 - Cybercrime - 3 cp, Level 2
- 7027 - Employment Discrimination and the Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7031 - Family Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7033 - Human Rights Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7035 - Intellectual Property Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7036 - International Taxation - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7037 - Introduction to Taxation Law - 3 cp, Level 1
- 7038 - International Trade Law - 3 cp, Level 2
- 7045 - Legal Research Project - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7051 - Public Companies Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7053 - Student Law Internship - 3 cp, Level 2
- 7055 - Taxation of Entities and Tax Planning - 3 cp, Level 3
- 7570 - Client Advocacy and Communication Skills - 3 cp, Level 4
- 7870 - Current Legal Issues - 3 cp, Level 4
- 7906 - Employment Law - 3 cp, Level 2
- 7907 - Environmental and Planning Law - 3 cp, Level 2
- 7917 - Therapeutic Jurisprudence - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8055 - Mental Health and the Law - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8062 - International Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8245 - Indigenous Australians and the Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8359 - Justice Policy and Community Engagement - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8507 - Young People and Crime - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8523 - Women and the Law - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8672 - Canberra Law Review - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8673 - Comparative Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8683 - International Commercial Arbitration - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8685 - Mooting - 3 cp, Level 4
- 8749 - Law in Action Project - 3 cp, Level 4
- 8892 - Legal Advice Clinic - 3 cp, Level 4
- 8893 - Transnational Crime - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8894 - International Sale of Goods Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9177 - Criminology - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9275 - Privacy, Confidentiality and Access Law - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9422 - Alternative Dispute Resolution in Law - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9803 - Sentencing and Corrections - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9804 - Law Honours (6cp) - 6 cp, Level 4
- Honours: Eligible students will enrol in 9804 Law Honours (6cp) in place of two Law Electives in their last year.
- Restricted Choice - May select from
- Law Electives
Open Electives - Must pass 9 credit points from the following
- 9cp open electives from any part of the University.
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.
|Bachelor of Laws||LLB|
|Bachelor of Communication in Advertising||BComm Advt|
|Bachelor of Communication in Advertising||Bachelor of Laws|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
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- Lawyers and Professional Responsibility (7043) - 3 cp, Level 3
- Three Law Electives- 9 cp
- Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
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 ModesDelivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.
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 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|
Standard ten semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty-four semesters.
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.
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