Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (BA (Adv)LLB(Hons))

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The double degree of Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with Bachelor of Laws (Hons) offers students a unique insight into the sociology of crime and deviance and the operation of the Australian legal system, with particular strengths in criminal justice policy and practice. The double degree provides a broadly based liberal and academic education suitable for graduates who wish to become legal practitioners, or to pursue careers in government, commerce, industry, community organisations or academic institutions.

The program consists of compulsory courses in the disciplines of law and arts which provide students with a sound understanding of legal, humanities, and social science concepts, processes and methods. In addition, students choose from a range of elective courses in areas of specialised interest in both law and arts.
The Honours Degree of the Bachelor of Laws provides a deeper knowledge in a particular area of law, with a focus on high level research and writing skills. Students will develop a greater understanding of original research, and learn to construct, refine, develop and write a major research essay. Graduates with Honours will be particularly suited to careers involving research. The program is structured to incorporate a substantial research focus.

The Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 4.5 years.


The double degree of Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is not an entry program.

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Students enrolled in this program must maintain a minimum semester GPA of 5.0 throughout their enrolment in the Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) or will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

There shall be a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with Bachelor of Laws (Honours), the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 108 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 63 units
  2. A major to the value of 24 units in Arts (27 units for Mathematical Sciences major), including ARTS 3002 Arts Advanced Research Project which substitutes for the 6-unit major capstone course
  3. Arts closed elective courses to the value of 6 units (3 units if studying Mathematical Sciences major)
  4. Law closed elective courses to the value of 12 units
  5. Research dissertation courses to the value of 9 units