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Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws - ARSC03

Course Code: ARSC03
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Law School
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.


The Bachelor of Arts at UC is a versatile and professionally-oriented arts degree. It has been designed to produce innovative, globally engaged thinkers who are fully equipped to take their places in dynamic working and creative environments.

The Bachelor of Arts gives you the option of choosing from five different degree awards: Creative Writing, Cultural and Heritage studies, Digital Media, Film Production or Global Studies. You'll work and study in real-world situations through project work, internships and mentorships. You'll complete units designed to help you develop the professional skills essential for employment in the cultural or creative industries, you'll have the opportunity to participate in international work and study experiences as part of your degree, and you will learn from industry-active professionals as well as world-class scholars.

Secure your future with a foundation in law.

If you've always aspired to a career in the legal profession then our Bachelor of Laws will get you there in minimum time. With an emphasis on practical legal problem solving, our degree will ground your legal education in the broader social and economic context and support your development as a socially responsible and ethical professional. With small class sizes and highly qualified and experienced staff, you will be encouraged to develop your advocacy abilities and legal skills, while understanding their connections to the theory and history of law. You will apply your talents in the real world with opportunities to complete a law internship and international study through linkages with law firms, government and non-government agencies and overseas universities.

You can also tailor your individual program of study by selecting from a variety of electives from many different areas of law that you may be interested in and accelerate your studies by learning through the winter term.

Career opportunities
A graduate of the Bachelor of Laws can work as a solicitor or barrister or in a variety of roles in the public and private sector including, legal practice, community legal work, In-house lawyer, policy adviser, justice policy, legislative drafting, as a researcher and in Law reform.

Course specific information
The UC Bachelor of Laws has professional accreditation with the Supreme Court of the ACT and the State of New South Wales. It allows students in their final year of studies to begin their Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. Qualify for admission to practice law as a solicitor or barrister, or undertake the Bachelor of Laws as a combined degree to widen your future career options.


Prospective Domestic Students
Email 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
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email

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:

Assumed Knowledge


Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 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


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

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research: The unit is research focused. Attendance at regular classes in not required, however on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



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.


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

Enrolment Numbers

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