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

The Bachelor of Laws is no longer available.

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 2015

1/99

Don't have the OP or rank?

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.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 7

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2015 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Enquiries for Australian students

Administrative Officer

Email: bel@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 7111

Web:

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

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2015 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the UQ International Admissions Office.

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

Web:

Enquire online

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/Entry Rank 2015
1/99

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 via 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

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 via the UQ International Admissions Office.

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.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2015 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2015 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

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 -

  • #38 of compulsory courses from Part A; and
  • #18 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 #18 of elective courses. Refer to the LLB 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