Duration

5.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

88

Faculties

Business, Economics & Law Fac
Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course lists

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Journalism/Laws (Honours):


Component Degrees

Component Degrees that make up the Bachelors of Journalism/Laws (Honours):


Dual Degree Planner

Bachelors of Journalism/Laws (Honours)

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017

1/99

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

Don't have the OP or rank?

QTAC Code(s)

737102 - B Journalism/B Laws (Hons)
737102 - 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

Refer to your component degrees for AQF level.

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 program rules, the Bachelor of Journalism course list and the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 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 2017 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 Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Email: hass@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1333

Web:

Duration

5.5 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

88

Faculties

Business, Economics & Law Fac
Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course lists

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Journalism/Laws (Honours):


Component Degrees

Component Degrees that make up the Bachelors of Journalism/Laws (Honours):


Dual Degree Planner

Bachelors of Journalism/Laws (Honours)

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

CRICOS Code: 082618J

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

Refer to your component degrees for AQF level.

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 program rules, the Bachelor of Journalism course list and the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 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 2017 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 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

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelors of Journalism/Laws (Honours)?

The Bachelor of Journalism component of this dual degree is a professional program aimed at preparing graduates for entry into work in journalism and related fields. It develops understanding of journalism and its media and communication contexts; the skills to do journalism; and the reflection necessary to be a journalist. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is designed to provide you with a broad introduction to the legal system as a whole and a thorough and critical understanding of core areas of law and legal theory. You will develop useful professional, clinical and legal analysis skills including traditional and modern legal research methods, legal writing, advocacy and alternative dispute resolution. The program emphasises interactive learning, internationally relevant content and the promotion of ethical values.

What you can study

Course Lists

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Journalism/Laws (Honours):

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Honours

Honours is standard in four year programs; three year programs require a further year of study.

Study options

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

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2017
1/99

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
737102 - B Journalism/B Laws (Hons)

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082618J

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

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 program rules, the Bachelor of Journalism course list and the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 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 2017 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 program rules, the Bachelor of Journalism course list and the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 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 2017 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 Bachelors of Journalism/Laws (Honours)

Careers

Journalism graduates work in Australia and overseas within a wide range of print and broadcast media organisations. Career opportunities are found within:
# Metropolitan, national and regional newspapers
# Commercial radio and television stations
# Web and multimedia publications
# Specialty interest magazines and allied fields of publishing
# Marketing, communication and public relations
# National and overseas news organisations
# Self-employment as freelance journalists and photojournalists

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.

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 Bachelors of Journalism/Laws (Honours)

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 88 units comprising -

  • 32 units from the BJ List including -
      (i) 24 units from Part A; and
      (ii) 8 units from Part B; and
  • 56 units from the LLB(Hons) List including -
      (i) 42 units of compulsory courses from Part A; and
      (ii) 14 units of elective courses from Part B.
Refer to the BJ/LLB (Hons) rules for further information.

Program Rules for the Bachelors of Journalism/Laws (Honours)