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Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Laws - NPSC01

Course Code: NPSC01
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Law School
Academic Program Area - Science
UAC Code: 365164
CRICOS Code: 099013K
Selection Rank: 85
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.

Examine science and law under the microscope

Choose from a range of science electives (physical, biological or chemical… take your pick), and combine them ever so appealingly with law subjects, including those in the contract, property, equity or administrative arenas with UC’s Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws double degree.

You’ll gain a broad theoretical and technical knowledge of both disciplines, extend your research capabilities and develop a commercial focus that will up your kudos in a host of professions, including as a lab assistant or technician, researcher, science communicator and technical writer or as a solicitor, barrister or advocate. 

Our experienced staff will encourage you to develop your legal skills while understanding their connections to the theory and history of law. Supporting your development will be UC’s small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, along with ties with the National Centre for Corporate Law and National Institute of Governance. You’ll also benefit from the relationships the University has forged with law firms, the public sector (a huge employer in Canberra) and non-government organisations (also known as NGOs).

UC’s law program is recognised by the Supreme Courts of the ACT and NSW, and our articulation pathways and partnerships with law firms and overseas universities can help you qualify for a law internship or seek admission to the UK or the US (hello, OS career!). What’s more, you will be able to fast-track your studies during our winter term and in your final year, begin the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

Combine a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Laws at UC and you will: 

  • enjoy flexibility in your choice of science subjects
  • take part in collaborative work where you’ll team up with research-active academics to develop a research project and report on its outcomes at our Centre for Research in Therapeutic Solutions, Institute of Applied Ecology, National Centre for Forensic Studies, or another approved professional institution.
  • become an independent thinker and improve your complex reasoning skills to develop logical and substantiated scientific arguments
  • develop a commercial focus that will equip you for careers in science, law and other professions
  • have opportunities to travel while you study, to places such as the US, the UK, Malaysia, Singapore or Thailand
  • gain a broad theoretical and technical knowledge of the discipline of law, suitable for entering the legal profession or undertaking related careers
  • fine-tune your ability to present ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
  • specialise, through electives, in selected areas of law with an emphasis on commercial law
  • be able to apply your knowledge and skills to analyse and solve legal problems, undertake complex legal research tasks and reflect upon ethical issues and make suggestions for law reform.

Career Opportunities 

UC’s Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws will open a range of career doors for you, in Australia and overseas. Graduates will have the accredited skills and qualifications to enable them to explore careers in:

  • laboratories
  • research
  • education
  • science communications and marketing, including media public affairs and public relations
  • technical services
  • law firms
  • government and the public sector, including as in-house counsel, policy advisor and in legislative drafting and law reform
  • the community sector, such as community legal work and professional advocacy
  • private legal practice
  • management.


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

ACT: English (T) major and advanced mathematics; NSW: English Advanced and Mathematics. Students must also have studied at least one of biology, chemistry or physics at (T) major level (ACT) or level Science (NSW).

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 Science BSc

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Science

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.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      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 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)

Refer to individual courses.


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

Enrolment Numbers

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