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Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor Degree

University of Newcastle, Australia, Australia . Cricos: 00109J

University of Newcastle, Australia

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
Bachelor DegreeFull-time5 yearsFebruaryfind outAUD 31545 per year

About Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor Degree - at University of Newcastle, Australia

Within this combined degree program, students study a combination of Arts 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 Arts 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.

Students completing this combined degree meet the requirements to practise law in NSW, and acquire skills and knowledge through the Arts studies they have chosen. You can choose majors/minors in the following course areas (subject to change):

  • Ancient History & Classical Languages
  • Chinese (Minor only)
  • Creative & Performing Arts
  • Education
  • English & Writing
  • Film, Media & Cultural Studies
  • French Studies (Beginner Sequence)
  • French Studies (Intermediate Sequence)
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies (Minor only)
  • German
  • Global Indigenous Studies
  • History
  • Human Geography & the Environment
  • Information Technology (Minor only)
  • Japanese Studies (Beginner Sequence)
  • Japanese Studies (Intermediate Sequence)
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology Studies
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • Violence Studies (Minor only)
  • Writing Studies (Minor only)

Students wishing to practise law must also complete postgraduate professional training approved by the Legal Profession Admission Board. 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.

Entry requirements

There are a number of ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. Students may be considered for admission on the basis of:

1.1.1. NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification;

1.1.2. Completed or partly completed higher education studies;

1.1.3. TAFE qualifications;

1.1.4. Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);

1.1.5 A University approved special admission adjustment factor scheme:

        i. Educational Access Scheme (EAS); and

       ii. Regional and Rural Adjustment Scheme.

1.1.6. A University approved special admission scheme:

      i. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme;

     ii. Elite Athletes Admission Scheme;

    iii. Special Circumstances Admission Scheme; and

    iv. Guaranteed Entry Admission Scheme.

Students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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