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Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws - MGSC01

Course Code: MGSC01
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Business School
Canberra Law School
UAC Code: 361324
CRICOS Code: 098996G
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, with 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 Commerce is a versatile course, allowing you the flexibility to tailor the course to meet your interests. The aim of the course is to develop business professionals who are equipped to solve problems in a multi-disciplinary business environment.

Through a combination of core units and a specialist major of your choice from accounting, financial planning, economics, as well as finance and banking, you will be provided with a solid base in commerce which is essential in a wide range of careers.

You will explore your chosen discipline in the context of wider social, legal, economic and political environments. Through a range of work-integrated experiences, culminating in a capstone project, you will acquire the necessary professional skills consistent with industry expectations for your career in the future world of commerce.

Graduates who complete the accounting stream will be able to commence professional study programs with the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. The financial planning major has been approved by the Financial Planning Association.

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 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
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN 1800 864 226

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 Commerce (Accounting) BCom (Acc)
Bachelor of Commerce (Business Economics) BCom (BusEc)
Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Banking) BCom (Fin&Bnkg)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Bachelor of Commerce (Business Economics) Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Banking)

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.
      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 Commerce High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (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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