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Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLBH)
CRICOS: 081715E

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul

Overview

  • If you would like to enhance your employment opportunities, advance your knowledge and skills in a specialist area of Law and build valuable research skills, USQ’s Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is one of the few graduate Honours program for a law degree in Australia.
  • Under the guidance of our lecturers you will study legal research methods, complete two major research projects in areas of law you are passionate about and make a difference to society in a meaningful way. Collectively, our lecturers have a wealth of experience in a diverse range of backgrounds, including criminal law, human rights, international and comparative law, ethics, family and succession law, environmental and natural resources law, commercial and taxation law, and public law and policy.
  • Our Law degrees have been developed with an Advisory Committee of senior judges and lawyers who have all given it their enthusiastic endorsement. Our lecturers have strong connections with legal practice and understand the contemporary needs of the legal profession.
  • If you’ve already completed your Practical Legal Training (PLT) program (at another institution), we will give you credit from that PLT program to halve your Honours degree (namely the Honours electives half). You will complete an Honours degree in law in one additional year (or part-time equivalent), including your Practical Legal Training – a great thing to have on your CV.
Law courses can be studied at USQ Ipswich from Semester 1, 2021.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) articulates from The Bachelor of Laws. The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Legal Practitioner Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld).

USQ law programs have also been approved by the Australian Law Schools Standards Committee under the Standards for Australian Law Schools adopted by the Council of Australian Law Deans. The Bachelor of Laws will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a lawyer in Queensland or elsewhere in Australia. Intending lawyers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practise law. There is an option in the Honours year of gaining a credit for four units of law approved courses by the completion of an approved practical legal training program. Advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask USQ.

Career outcomes

  • Explore a career in the public service, government, politics, non-government organisations and private enterprise with your skills gained at USQ.

Entry requirements

Completion of the Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Southern Queensland, or other recognised bachelor's degree in law from a recognised university with a pass at either:

  • a credit level (grade point average of 5.0/7, that is 71.4 per cent) in the entire program and permission of the relevant Program Coordinator
  • a grade point average of 5.2/7 (75 per cent) in the third level of the Bachelor of Laws program, including an 'A' or better level pass in at least one course.

For a candidate with equivalent qualifications, special permission of the Executive Dean on the advice of the relevant Program Coordinator is required.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Law Honours approved courses 4
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 28880
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 28880

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 081715E

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021.

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