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Bachelor of Public Relations / Bachelor of Laws - 997AA

Course Code: 997AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
Canberra Law School
UAC Code: 362484
CRICOS Code: 065744M
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 course prepares students for a career involving a combination of organisational communication and legal responsibilities.

Public relations is the management function that enables organisations to communicate with internal and external audiences to achieve mutual understanding. This course provides students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to work as a public relations professional for private enterprise, a government organisation or a not-for-profit body.

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,
(i) Corporate and Commercial Law,
(ii) Revenue Law, including the Customs and Excise Law specialisation led by our Centre for Customs & Excise Studies [CCES], and
(iii) Justice, embracing the Administration of Justice, Access to Justice, Justice Environments and Law & Society studies.

Students who decide to graduate with a single degree, the Bachelor of Public Relations within the minimum time of six (6) semesters should consult the Public Relations course convenor well in advance of enrolling for third year to discuss this option.


Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government & Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 -- Reception counter) Email
Prospective Students
Email 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.

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


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Laws LLB
Bachelor of Public Relations B PubRel

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Public Relations 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 228JA Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations/Bachelor of Laws.

Professional Accreditation

The Public Relations course is accredited by the Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) and graduates are eligible to become professional members of the PRIA.

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 prepares students for a career involving a combination of organisational communication and legal responsibilities. 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, and state-of-the art facilities, including on-campus and remote access to all the major online legal databases

Course Duration

Standard 10 semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum 24 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.High achieving students may also be eligible for enrolment in the Bachelor of Communication (Honours) course.


There are opportunities for law internships and international study through linkages with law firms, governments and overseas universities.


  • 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
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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