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Bachelor of Sports Media/Bachelor of Laws - 837AA

Course Code: 837AA
Course Version: 5
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
Canberra Law School
UAC Code: 365223
CRICOS Code: 063980D
Selection Rank: 87
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.

Kick-start your sports media career

Get your game face on and combine your passion for sports reportage with a Double Degree that will allow you to kick winning goals with the additional qualification of an accredited law degree.

Score a career as a sports journalist, facilities manager or sports sector lawyer and show off your professional print, radio, television and online journalism skills, develop the ability to initiate stories, respond to material provided by news sources and transmit it in a range of presentation modes (get that commentator voice on!).

You’ll also study editing, media production, event management and a range of law electives (like equity, corporation and administrative law), and combined with a compulsory internship (possibly internationally-based), you can also fast track your admission to legal practice qualifications, which are offered in conjunction with the College of Law. Champion!

Combine a Bachelor of Sports Media / Bachelor of Laws at UC and you will:

  • demonstrate an ability to apply the journalistic and communication theories which underpin sport journalism practice
  • train to a professional standard in print, radio, television and online journalism, including developing the ability to initiate stories, respond to material provided by news sources and choose from a range of presentation modes
  • understand and apply media research methods to the sports media industry
  • acquire a broad theoretical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law enabling you to qualify as a practicing lawyer or undertake other careers involving legal work
  • undertake electives that will enable you to develop a commercial law focus that will benefit other professions.

Work-integrated learning

In this course, you will 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 Sports Media / Bachelor of Laws graduates in a range of sectors, including as a:

  • Solicitor or Barrister
  • Sports Journalism
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Sports Webcasting
  • Corporate Media Information Officer
  • Facilities Management
  • Sports Management

Course specific information

Applicants must attain the published ATAR score or its equivalent.

Enquiries

Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government and Law student support area Building 11, Level B, Room 27 - Reception counter or Email BGLCourseConveners@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN 1800 864 226

Admission Requirements

Attainment of the published ATAR or its equivalent.

Admission to a double degree course will ensure that the student will be permitted to proceed in the Bachelor of Laws component of the course. However, before the final two years (full time equivalent) of the Bachelor of Laws course can be undertaken, students undertaking a double degree must have satisfied the requirement for the first degree in the double degree course. Students undertaking the double degree course will be awarded the first degree in the double degree course upon completion of the academic requirements for that course.

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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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.

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 Sports Media B SportsMedia

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Sports Media 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

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


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. Produce a range of content to sports media industry standards, which includes developing the ability to initiate story ideas as well as respond to material provided by news sources. It also includes learning how to gather material, sift and sorts its newsworthiness, verify its accuracy and choose from a range of modes of presentation. 1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries

2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way

3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions

4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively

5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
2. Demonstrate production and presentation techniques in broadcast, print and online environments to the sports media industry standard. As above.
3. Demonstrate an ability to apply the journalistic and communication theories which underpin journalism practice in general and sports journalism practice in particular. As above.
4. Develop analytical and critical thinking skills, and apply them to journalistic practice and to analysis of sport. As above.
5. An understanding of the theoretical principles of communication in society. As above.
6. Understand and apply media research methods to the sports media industry. As above.
7. Understanding of the role of the media and of sport in society and the impact of sports journalism on public debate. In particular, understand the rapid changes currently occurring in the media industries, especially in sport. As above.
8. Understand and apply the legal and ethical principles of contemporary sports journalism, including in the processes of researching news and presenting it in various forms across various media. As above.
9. Experience in a professional sports journalism or media environment through a compulsory internship that will both reinforce skills and approaches learnt in a classroom and make explicit for students the gaps ? for good and for ill ? between what is learnt in a classroom and what is experienced in a newsroom. As above.
10. Develop generic communication and personal presentation skills to equip graduates for success in professional life. As above.
Knowledge:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. In addition to the above, students graduating with Honours will have developed the ability to independently identify and provide
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Skills
1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
- Communicate, both orally and in writing, in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences
- Ability to communicate in plain English
- Ability to engage with culturally diverse audiences
- Appreciation and adaptability to the communication context, including genre and audience

2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way
- Develop intellectual and practice skills to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues, drawing on a range of sources
- Legal referencing skills and ethical academic practice
- Engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice among alternatives

3. Problem Solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems, then formulate and implement solutions
- Identify and articulate legal issues in a text or scenario
- Apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal issues
- Think creatively in approaching legal issues and solutions, including both adversarial and non-adversarial options

4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively
- Use interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in teams
- Learn and work independently, including directing aspects of learning and effective management of times and workload
- Reflect on capabilities and performance and develop self-awareness
- Make use of feedback to support personal and professional development

5. Professionalism
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
- Appreciate the principles and values of justice and ethical practice in legal professional roles
- Understand and be able to apply ethical approaches to decision-making
- Recognise and reflect upon ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts
- Recognise and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and in service to the community
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Application of Knowledge and Skills:
Graduates will have applied their knowledge and skills to analyse and solve legal problems, both in writing and orally (through presentations and mooting programs). They will have undertaken complex legal research tasks, made suggestions for law reform, and reflected upon ethical issues.

Graduates who have completed with Honours will have developed a research proposal and written a thesis.
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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 performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Sport Studies (Honours)

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

Diploma of Justice Studies, Associate Degree of Justice Studies.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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