Duration

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

Commencing 2017

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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2016*

1/99

Don't have the OP or rank?

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 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.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 10596

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 via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

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.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Administrative Officer

Email: bel@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 7111

Web:

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

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 (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

CRICOS Code: 082613C

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; writing 7; speaking 7; reading 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 37728

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 via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

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

Apply Online

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

Web:

Why study the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)?

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons)) 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. This program will see you develop outstanding skills in critical analysis, thought and argument, skills which will be valuable in whatever career you eventually choose.

The LLB(Hons) 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 transferable skills such as advocacy and negotiation.

Students applying to change program and/or applying for credit on the basis of previous studies should seek advice from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (bel@uq.edu.au). Please note that due to the pre-requisite requirements of compulsory courses, it may take longer than anticipated for students with credit to complete program requirements.

What you can study

Courses

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

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Honours

Honours will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2016*
1/99

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2017 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 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

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082613C

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; writing 7; speaking 7; reading 6; listening 6. 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 Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

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

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2017:

Indicative annual fee 2017: AUD$ 10596

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$ 37728

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 2017 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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 (Hons) 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 (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), 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 units from the LLB (Hons) list comprising -

  • 42 units of compulsory courses from Part A; and
  • 14 units of elective courses from Part B; and
  • 8 units of non-law electives from almost any undergraduate program in the University as approved by the Executive Dean.

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

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)