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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

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Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Gain the knowledge and confidence for a range of legal careers. You’ll be prepared for traditional and new law fields that emerge as a result of innovation and technology.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Course Code
LW36, 083020J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$11,200 per year / $44,800 total
International Fees
$30,300 per year / $121,200 total

About this course

QUT’s Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The honours units are integrated from years 2 to 4 and help our graduates remain ahead of the pack in a competitive legal industry. You will complete the academic law units required for admission to legal practice and will develop legal skills such as interviewing, negotiation, drafting and advocacy. You will also choose from a range of introductory, general and advanced elective units to suit your career goals and gain practical skills and experience. See the ‘Details and units’ tab for more information about electives.

Our final year capstone unit includes a work placement in range of different legal workplaces or a virtual internship with a top-tier firm, providing you with the opportunity to engage with experienced lawyers and undertake authentic legal tasks. In 2019 students are undertaking the virtual internship with MinterEllison.

Flexible delivery

We offer a flexible approach to your learning with online learning environments have been specially designed using video, feedback modules and face-to-face role play so you can apply your learning in a fictional environment. For example, our Air Gondwana program helps you learn about contract dealings of a fictional airline.

Flexible delivery

We offer a flexible approach to your learning with full-time and part-time, on-campus and online learning available. Students who live in Australia outside Brisbane may complete the course as external students, where the majority of learning is online. You may be required to be present at up to two attendance schools per year, depending on the units studied. You can accelerate your studies or reduce your workloads during the year by taking full-fee summer program units. These units are often offered in intensive mode (two to three weeks of classes) to allow you to make the most of your summer holidays.

Double degrees

Combine two bachelor degrees into a single course of study. A double degree allows you to specialise in two fields and pursue different interest areas, gaining a broader range of skills and knowledge, and giving you a competitive advantage and greater career flexibility.

Consider the following double degrees with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours):

Assessment items or practicum

Designed in consultation with industry to ensure you acquire a strong foundation of knowledge and experience, our programs support and develop students to successfully transition from university to their career.

Students benefit from innovative, scholarly teaching and learning through:

  • progressive assessments and open book exams
  • an emphasis on independent learning and research skills
  • small group tutorials in core subjects
  • practical skills and industry connections from work placements in law firms, government departments and community organisations, industry projects, mock trials, mooting competitions, and analysis of real cases and legislation.

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).

More about assumed knowledge

Note

Entry to the external mode of this course is restricted to applicants living outside the Brisbane City Council boundaries and within Australia.

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.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

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.

417601 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - internal Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 1 Selection rank 99 OP 1 Selection rank 99 Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP 5 Selection rank 92 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.

417605 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - external Excluding adjustments Including adjustments OP Selection rank OP Selection rank * "<5" - indicates less than 5 OP/Rank based offers were made Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP <5* Selection rank <5* OP <5* Selection rank <5* Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP <5* Selection rank <5* OP <5* Selection rank <5* Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer OP <5* Selection rank <5* OP <5* Selection rank <5*

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

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Law & Paralegal Studies courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology).
79.3%
Overall satisfaction
81.1%
Skill scale
44%
Teaching scale
71.2%
Employed full-time
$59k
Average salary