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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

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Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Combine journalism and law to work as a solicitor, barrister or in-house lawyer for a media organisation, or as a journalist covering law, politics, crime and foreign affairs.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
5.5 years full-time
Course Code
ID08, 096578G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$9,000 per year / $49,500 total
International Fees
$30,900 per year / $169,950 total

About this course

Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

Get hands-on production experience in industry-standard newsrooms, studios, post-production and editing suites for radio, television, online and print production. You'll have access to the latest AV equipment and software, and 24-hour student computer labs.

Benefit from connection to industry experts through experienced teaching and tutoring staff and guest lecturers. You'll collaborate with students from other disciplines, providing a richer learning experience that reflects real-world working environments you will experience in your career. You can even submit your university projects for recognition through industry awards.

With a double degree, you'll gain an even broader range of skills and knowledge and greater career flexibility. This is a popular option for students seeking careers in support roles in the creative industries, or wanting to work in a creative role in other industries.

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

The defining nature of our law degree is the unique balance between theory and practice. During your degree, you will complete the academic law units required for admission to legal practice, as well as elective units that align with your career interests.

Through your study you will develop necessary legal skills such as legal research, problem solving, critical analysis, dispute resolution, and oral and written communication.

Develop a career in journalism focusing on legal affairs, politics, crime reporting and foreign affairs, or work as a solicitor, barrister or in-house lawyer, including media lawyer.

Our course will also help you understand and promote the ethical standards of the legal profession and to appreciate international and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.

Our Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career, or future research and study.

Entry requirements

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

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You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 2 Selection rank 97 OP 1 Selection rank 99 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 4 Selection rank 94 OP 4 Selection rank 94 Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 8 Selection rank 84 OP 6 Selection rank 89

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Study locations

Gardens Point

Kelvin Grove

Graduate outcomes

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