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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

  • 20% international / 80% domestic

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

  • Bachelor

This is a highly competitive course and applicants are strongly encouraged to also apply for the Associate Degree of Legal Studies (115141) or the Diploma of Laws (116151) as an alternative pathway should they not meet the cut off.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
5 years full-time, 10 years part-time
Course Code
WARLA1

About this course

This is a highly competitive course and applicants are strongly encouraged to also apply for the Associate Degree of Legal Studies (115141) or the Diploma of Laws (116151) as an alternative pathway should they not meet the cut off. Students who complete the Associate Degree of Legal Studies or the Diploma of Laws at Charles Darwin University will be eligible to apply for full credit upon admission to the Bachelor of Laws. This combined degree provides students with the generic skills and understanding of humanities and social sciences in conjunction with legal education for the practice of law. The arts course provides graduates with the ability to understand and study human society. It develops high levels of written and oral communication skills in the humanities and social sciences, including history, political science and literary studies. It prepares graduates for research training at honours and postgraduate level. The law course provides legal education for the practice of law. In that context, the course provides knowledge of the legal system and legal principles, and cultivates a capacity for legal research, analysis and communication. The course also deals with theoretical perspectives on the law and encourages an appreciation of legal issues of special significance to the Northern Territory, including Aboriginal legal issues. The Bachelor of Laws program draws upon the Law School's active and growing relationships with the legal profession, Aboriginal customary law leaders, and overseas law schools. The international links facilitate the Law School emphasis on providing students with exposure to transnational law, including comparative law, and opportunities are provided for students to study overseas at partner universities, with credit being given towards the CDU law degree.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements Admission requirements are met by one of the following: Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 75*. Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0. 5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010). Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience. * After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied. English Language Requirements All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Law & Paralegal Studies courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU).
87%
Overall satisfaction
89.6%
Skill scale
51.9%
Teaching scale
83.1%
Employed full-time
$74k
Average salary