Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Why study the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws at UNE?
This double degree provides students with the opportunity to combine their study of law with an area of interest drawn from a wide variety of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It thereby gives students a larger variety of career options. Studying law in conjunction with another discipline gives you the potential to take an interdisciplinary approach in both your studies and in your future employment.
Students can study an arts major or extended major of their choice. The degree combines excellent communication and analytical skills with a solid foundation in law and has been developed in response to increasing student demand and employer preference for recruitment of double degree graduates.
The University of New England delivers a flexible approach to the study of law. UNE boasts one of Australia's largest law schools outside a capital city, as well as being an early adopter of innovative technology in the delivery of its law programs.
Arts component: Students who have successfully completed the Bachelor of Arts may, on the recommendation of the head of school concerned, continue to an honours year. The honours program shall include advanced coursework and a dissertation.
Law component: There are a range of employment options from which to choose. Graduates who wish to be admitted to practice as a solicitor, barrister or legal practitioner anywhere in Australia will also have to undertake a course of professional legal training (PLT). This can consist of approximately half a year's full-time training, undertaken internally or externally, or of equivalent part-time training. In some jurisdictions, it may be possible to do articles of clerkship instead. Because the system adopted varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, enquiries should be made to the admission authority in the state or territory in which you intend to practice; this is usually a committee of the Supreme Court of that State or Territory or a special body set up to administer admissions to the legal profession. Additional information can be found on the School of Law page.
Students who complete the Honours Pathway may be awarded the Bachelor of Laws with Honours. To be admitted to the Honours stream, candidates must have completed 72 credit points of law units at UNE with a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 or better.
Career Opportunities
A Bachelor of Arts component is, in many ways, the most valuable degree of all. This is because Arts graduates are not as restricted in what they can undertake relative to those with highly specialised degrees. Examples of career paths include management, public relations, foreign affairs, education, business, human resources, research, psychology and archaeology. The employability of Arts graduates is a reflection of the skills they acquire during their study and this is becoming widely acknowledged.
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of NSW. Upon completion of the LLB, graduates may complete a period of practical legal training and be qualified to apply for admission as an Australian Lawyer. After admission you are then eligible to apply for a practising certificate as a solicitor from the Law Society of NSW or undertake further studies to obtain a practising certificate as a barrister from the Bar Association of NSW.


Which department am I in? School of Law

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Other English Language Requirements accepted: : TOEFL (Paper Based Test): TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test,or a PTE Academic: Minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50 or Completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at UNE ELC.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have completed an educational qualification considered equivalent to Year 12 in Australia.
English Language Requirements:
An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5;
An equivalent TOEFL scores of at least 213 in the computer-based test;
At least 79 in the TOEFL internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component;
A PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers below pathways courses for this subject Extended Foundation
Diploma in Information Technology
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
TAFE Queensland

Full Time (5 years)

A$25,000.00 (US$ 19,555) per year

5 March 2018, 9 July 2018, 4 March 2019

University of New England (UNE) Armidale Campus, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, New South Wales, 2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (Variable)

A$25,000.00 (US$ 19,555) per year

5 March 2018, 9 July 2018, 5 November 2018, 4 March 2019

University of New England (UNE) Armidale Campus, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND, New South Wales, 2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia