Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
This on-campus 5-year full-time course is offered by the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Law and is available at Hobart. The first year only is also offered at the Launceston and Cradle Coast campus. This course may be studied part-time. The objectives of the combined degree courses are those of the component degrees.
Career outcomes
Graduates of combined degrees could expect to find open to them all the career paths that are open to graduates of the component degree courses. A law degree is a prerequisite to admission as a legal practitioner. Today, however, employers from a widening range of disciplines value the skills that law graduates possess. A range of career choices lie open to law graduates as a solicitor, barrister, industry legal officer or ministerial adviser, as well as in legal aid, community legal centres, the Attorney-General's department, law reform commissions, consumer affairs, environment, foreign affairs, police, legal drafting, politics, banking, finance, journalism, publishing and teaching.
Professional Recognition
The Law component meets the requirements of the accrediting body, the Tasmanian Board of Legal Education. After graduating from the University, a law student wishing to practise in Tasmania is required to undertake a 6 month Legal Practice course. Under the mutual recognition scheme, after gaining admission and obtaining a practising certificate in Tasmania lawyers can practise in another state of Australia without having to obtain a practising certificate in the latter jurisdiction. International students should address such enquiries to the relevant authority in their home country.
Within the BA component and over Years 2-4 you must pass a total of 112.5 credit points (or 9 x 12.5cp units) comprising: 75cp for completion of a major; 25cp for completion of a minor; and a 12.5cp Advanced Degree Elective normally taken in year 4. Students intending to intermit their BA-LLB studies at the end of Year 3, in order to undertake BA(Hons), will need to complete all 112.5cp of units as one of the admission requirements to Honours.
Arts majors are Aboriginal Studies, Ancient Civilisations, Ancient Greek, Asian Studies, Behavioural Studies, Chinese, Criminology, English, French, Gender Studies, Geography & Environmental Studies, German, History, Indonesian, International Relations, Japanese, Journalism, Media & Communications, Latin, Music History, Philosophy, Politics and Policy, Psychology, Sociology.


Which department am I in? College of Arts, Law and Education

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5); TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42; UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have completed a qualification equivalent to Year 12; or a first year in another faculty, which includes the units LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems (or the academic equivalent); or an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent. They must also satisfy the following English language requirements: TOEFL (PBT) 600 TWE 4.5; PTE Academic 58 with no score lower than 50; or UTAS DEAP Overall 65% (Writing 60%).

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (Minimum 5 Years, up to a maximum of 11 Years)

A$27,000.00 (US$ 21,119) per year

26 February 2018

University of Tasmania Hobart Campus, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay Hobart, SANDY BAY, Tasmania, 7005, HOBART, Australia