Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (UG:Bachelor, BLaw (Hons))

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The award
UG:Bachelor, BLaw (Hons)

How long you will study
5 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February

International course fees
AUD 26595 per year

All study options

About Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at University of Newcastle, Australia

Within this combined degree program, students study a combination of Aboriginal Professional Practice courses and Law courses over a period of five years full-time. On completion of the first three years students will have completed all the courses required for the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice degree. In the final two years of the combined degree program students complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and may enrol in these two years on a less than full time basis. Alternatively, students completing this degree may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Diploma of Legal Practice Program - see separate handbook entry - which allows immediate admission to legal practice on graduation.

Students completing this combined degree meet the academic requirements to practise law in NSW, and acquire skills and knowledge through the Aboriginal Professional Practice courses they have chosen.

Commencement in this program is only available in Semester 1. Due to timetabling issues this program is not available for a Semester 2 commencement.

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at our Newcastle Law School is your passport to a career as a successful lawyer, or a range of other related professions.

This degree is offered as a combined program which means you combine your Bachelor of Laws with another degree and get two qualifications in only five years of study. If you want to be a practising lawyer you can also complete the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and work as soon as you graduate.

Our University of Newcastle Legal Centre provides hands-on experience with opportunities to work on real cases and gain essential courtroom experience.

Even if you choose not to practise law, a strong legal understanding and the ability to apply logical reasoning means that law graduates are extremely competitive for employment opportunities in a range of different sectors.

Why study with us?

  • Our Law graduates get jobs with 92% securing employment within four months of graduating.
  • The Law School is Australia's premier clinical law school, offering advanced programs, training and mentoring from world-class academics and practicing professionals.
  • Get two degrees plus a Diploma in less time - the combined law degree with the added option to complete the Diploma in Legal Practice mean you will complete three qualifications in only five years of study.
  • Practise as soon as you graduate - With the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice we are the only Law School in NSW where graduates can practise without any further study.
  • Study at NeW Space. NeW Space, in Newcastle's CBD, provides the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.
  • Build your networks - The Law Students' Association (UNLSA) is at the heart of the student community and allows you to form relationships to help you at uni and beyond.

What will you study?

When you study a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the University of Newcastle you will graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a second Bachelor level degree in just five years of full-time study.

Whether you choose to practise law or pursue another career, the skills and extensive knowledge you acquire through this combined degree will be invaluable. You will graduate with skills and experience in:

  • advanced research
  • advocacy
  • analytical problem solving
  • high-level task management
  • negotiation
  • oral and written communication

All students who successfully complete their Bachelor of Laws will graduate with Honours at a level determined by your academic achievement across the whole course of study. You will receive in-depth training in legal research techniques, and be equipped with advanced skills suitable for high-level legal research work or further academic study.

Combined options

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree program is offered as a five-year full-time program in combination with another degree that interests you.

Careers

In 2016, 92% of our law graduates went on to secure jobs in a diverse range of areas.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardUG:Bachelor, BLaw (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study5 years
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 26595 per year

Entry requirements

If you're applying on the basis of overseas secondary qualifications, there are some that are considered as equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification. Note that equivalence of qualifications alone does not guarantee entry into programs. For admission purposes, and to ensure fairness and transparency among applicants with different types of qualifications, your overseas qualification will be converted to a selection rank so you can be compared to other applicants.

For advice on your options please contact us by calling 1300 275 866 or visit AskUON.

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