Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Philosophy




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Bachelor of Philosophy degree is studied in conjunction with the Bachelor of Laws degree and Notre Dame is the only university in Australia which offers this double degree. Students taking this degree combination will develop the ability to consider issues using two of the most developed forms of thinking and analysis utilised in Western civilisation: law and philosophy. This combination equips students will an array of skills which they can draw upon to resolve problems for themselves and for their clients. The Bachelor of Laws degree is an accredited degree for admission to legal practice. It combines excellent coverage of underlying legal and ethical principles with an explanation of how those principles are applied in legal practice. Being part of the Notre Dame School of Law is a very rewarding and enjoyable experience:
The Law classes are small (for the last few years our average class size has been 31 students) and there is excellent access to academics outside of class. Inspired by the caring Catholic ethos which runs through the School of Law, academics are committed to quality teaching and providing excellent pastoral care to each student. The University aims to give students every opportunity to fulfil their potential as a student and be inspired to go out into the community and really make a difference.
The Notre Dame Law degree has a particular focus on the basic building blocks of the law (the legally required Priestley subjects) and on developing practical skills such as public speaking, advocacy, alternative dispute resolution and commercial practice skills. Through the mentoring and internship programs students are provided with many opportunities to experience the law in practice.
All of our academics have a substantial amount of experience in legal practice (either as solicitors, Canon law or environmental law experts, barristers or judges) in Australia or overseas. This allows each student to learn not just the legal principles but how they apply in legal practice.
Career Opportunities
Working as an in-house solicitor for a corporation, business, charity or Not for Profit Organisation
Working as a solicitor in the Government sector;
Being a politician or working for a politician;
Being a judge is associate or research assistant for a judge in one of the courts;
Working in academia.


Which department am I in? School of Law

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have completed a minimum of a Certificate IV qualification from a Registered Training Organization (RTO); Successful completed units from other tertiary institutions; Physiotherapy and Law courses require at least one year of an undergraduate degree course with 65% or above average pass marks or minimum ATAR of 90 or equivalent. English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS (Academic) Overall result (Lowest Sub Score): 6.5 (6.0); TOEFL (IB): 90; CAE/CPE: 176; PTE (Academic): 61.

Entry Requirement For International Student

School Leavers:
• ATAR of 90, Indicative only. Must have been obtained within the last five years. Or
• IB of 31+, Indicative only. Must have been obtained within the last five years.
Post School Leaver and Mature Age Applicants:
• Other University Studies - Notre Dame will also consider applicants who have successfully completed a minimum of 4 units with a high credit average within a Bachelor is Degree from a University. An original or certified copy of an academic transcript is required. Or
• Successful completion of a relevant Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma level qualification or higher from a recognised provider such as TAFE or an RTO.
English language requirement:
IELTS (Academic) Overall result (Lowest Sub Score): 8.0 (7.5); TOEFL (IB):111; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)/Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 200; PTE (Academic): 79.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
Monash University offers below pathways courses for this subject Monash University Foundation Year - Intensive
Diploma of Arts
Monash University Foundation Year - Extended
Monash University Foundation Year - Standard
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from The Gordon
Box Hill Institute
Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
Monash College

Full Time (5 years)

Bachelor of Laws: AUD $27,185/year; Bachelor of Philosophy: AUD $26,691/year

26 February 2018, 30 July 2018, 18 February 2019, 29 July 2019

The University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle Campus, 32 Mouat Street, FREMANTLE, Western Australia, 6959, PERTH, Australia