What will I learn?
This on-campus 5-year full-time course is offered by the Faculty of Business 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. Reference should be made to the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws course entries.
The Bachelor of Laws course is the basic academic preparation for persons who wish to enter the legal profession and other careers involving legal work. The course also has wider applicability in developing the attributes and skills inherent in a general university education. Students develop the values and intellectual abilities necessary to marshal facts and to critically assess and evaluate information, theories and doctrines thus preparing themselves for a variety of career roles.
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.
The Bachelor of Economics degree opens up many career opportunities. Past graduates have established careers in a wide range of activities: some examples include: central banking, commercial consulting, commercial banking, local government, administration, management, market research, merchant banking, political advising, stockbroking and teaching.
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.
Which department am I in? College of Arts, Law and Education
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.
Students must pass the first year of their Bachelor of Economics degree, including two law units ( LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems), or the academic equivalent.
English language requirements:
TOEFL (iBT) 88 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22)
PTE Academic 58 with no score lower than 50;
UTAS Access - English Level 7 - 65% (no individual score less than 60%);
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
A$28,000.00 (US$ 21,902) per year
26 February 2018
Launceston Campus Newnham Drive, Newnham, LAUNCESTON, Tasmania, 7250, LAUNCESTON, Australia