This program is no longer available for enrolment.

Please refer to the alternative program: BACHELOR OF LAWS (HONOURS) (#64)

Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Laws.

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2014*

2/98

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

718001 - B Laws (Hons)
718001 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme does not apply to this program

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Fee information for 2015 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2014.

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 9302

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

Enquiries for Australian students

Administrative Officer

Email: bel@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 7111

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2015

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Laws.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001953J

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; writing 7; speaking 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Bachelor of Laws?

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is your passport to exceptional success in the employment market: as a barrister or solicitor in private practice, as a prosecutor of crime, as a community lawyer, as a legal officer in the public service, as in-house counsel for a large corporation, or, when combined with another degree in any one of a wide range of positions in areas such as accounting, education, foreign affairs, industrial relations, management, politics or taxation. The LLB will provide you with an education in the law that is distinguished by its rigour, depth and conceptual sophistication. You will gain a thorough understanding of the concepts, principles, policies and values of the law both in Australia and other jurisdictions. It will also see you develop outstanding skills in critical analysis, thought and argument, skills which will be valuable in whatever career you eventually choose. In addition to the courses required for professional admission, the LLB offers a range of elective courses and extra-curricular activities that provide opportunities to put the knowledge you have acquired in the classroom into a practical context and enhance transferrable skills such as advocacy and negotiation.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Laws.

Honours

Honours is available as part of the standard program awarded based on grade point average.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Rank 2014*
2/98

* OP/Rank for entry into a program may change for 2015 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)
718001 - B Laws (Hons)

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English.

Additional application information

Domestic students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. Applications for credit need to be submitted as soon as possible after receiving an offer in the program.

International students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. To view some of these opportunities, click here.

Domestic students may be eligible to study courses overseas as part of an approved exchange program. For further course study options and application details, visit the BEL Overseas Study website .

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001953J

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; writing 7; speaking 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2015:

Fee information for 2015 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2014.

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 9302

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Fee rules

View the 2015 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Laws

Careers

UQ law graduates enjoy exceptional success in the employment market. Many law graduates enter into private practice as a barrister or solicitor. Others work as corporate lawyers for large firms, legal officers in the public service, community lawyers or in a wide range of positions outside the legal profession.

Admission to the Legal Profession:

The LLB fulfils the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner throughout Australia. After fulfilling the Practical Legal Training requirement, graduates may apply for admission through the Legal Practitioners Admission Board, the body responsible for making recommendations to the Supreme Court in respect of applications for admission to the legal profession in Queensland.

If you are a student from another country, then once admitted in Australia, you may need to complete a number of conversion modules to be eligible for admission in your home country. For more details please contact the relevant admitting authority.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Law Society

Accreditation body

  • Legal Practitioners Admissions Board

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Laws

To complete the Bachelor of Laws, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from the LLB List comprising -

  • #40 of compulsory courses from Part A; and
  • #16 of elective courses from Parts B and/or C; and
  • #8 of non-law electives from almost any undergraduate program in the University as approved by the Executive Dean.
Students who wish to satisfy the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Queensland MUST include LAWS5215 Civil Procedure, LAWS5216 Law of Evidence and LAWS5217 The Legal Profession as part of the #16 of elective courses. Refer to the LLB (Hons) (#64) rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Laws.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Laws