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Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws - ARSC03

Course Code: ARSC03
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Law & Justice
School of Arts and Communications
UAC Code: 362144
CRICOS Code: 098998E
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, a score of not less than 7.0 in both reading and writing, and 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.

Explore the birthplace of creative academic thinkers

If you’re an innovative and globally engaged thinker looking to forge successful careers in dynamic and creative working environments around the world, then the UC Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws course can help you get there.

Gain an extremely thorough understanding of the theory and practical applications of law, improve your advocacy skills and be able to choose one of five different arts study pathways: creative writing, cultural and heritage studies, digital media, film production or global studies.

This combination of electives, taught within smaller, more personalised classes, offers a student focused learning environment, greatly improving the value of each elective and ensuring that each student receives the highest level of support and encouragement during their time at UC.

Students of this course will also gain extremely strong links to the local public and private sectors, giving them unrivalled access to a network of professional contacts, practical exposure and the opportunity to study real-world situations through project work, internships and mentorships.

There’s also scope for international collaborations and the chance for students to qualify for admission to practice law in their final year.

Study a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at UC and you will:

  • obtain a broad and in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical knowledge of law
  • combine creativity and legal problem solving to create innovative business solutions
  • fine-tune your ability to present ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
  • explore a range of creative study options designed around your personal interests
  • 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.

Career opportunities

The UC Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws double degree offers highly transferrable qualifications that could easily add value across a range of industries and jobs, including:

  • business owner
  • entrepreneur
  • journalist
  • marketing communication manager
  • corporate and public communications lawyer
  • sports media lawyer
  • barrister
  • solicitor
  • consultant
  • policy advisor
  • publicist
  • creative director.
 

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN 1800 864 226
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

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 Arts (Creative Writing) BA (CreativeWrtg)
Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage) BA (Cult&Herit)
Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) BA (DigitalMedia)
Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) BA (FilmProd)
Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies) BA (GlobalSt)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Heritage) Bachelor of Arts (Film Production) Bachelor of Arts (Digital Media) Bachelor of Arts (Creative Writing) Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts (Global Studies)

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

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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 Arts High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and Design (Honours) course. 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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