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Bachelor of  Laws (Honours)

Program code: 2359
QTAC code: 718001
OP Guarantee Scheme: No

Min. selection threshold

OP

2
/

Rank

97
/

IB

39
Minimum selection threshold

Location

St Lucia

Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)

Join a long tradition of legal scholarship at the TC Beirne School of Law and develop knowledge and skills that can be used to shape societies and governments.

  • The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a four-year program designed to develop a high-level understanding of the law, along with personal and professional skills transferable across a wide range of careers.
  • Develop valuable skills in critical, rational and analytical thinking, and learn how to craft clear and persuasive arguments. This program meets the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia.
  • Benefit from a strong co-curricular program that includes real-world experience in the legal profession; holistic events to help you stay healthy, engaged and motivated; and national and international mooting competitions.
  • Graduate with an internationally respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

Be part of a law school that offers professional networks, an innovative environment, and broad employment outcomes. Join a class that includes some of Australia's brightest and most promising minds.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    The UQ School of Law is an international leader in teaching and research. The school was also ranked 36th in the world in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject – the only Queensland law school to be ranked in the top 50.

  • In the classroom

    Personalised teaching experience

    Our courses are taught in small group settings and seminar style learning spaces in the Forgan Smith building, refurbished specifically for law students. You'll have the opportunity to test your knowledge with your peers and professors in an active learning environment.

  • Accreditation

    International recognition

    Students from Singapore, Malaysia or India may use the LLB(Hons) to fulfil the academic qualifications required for admission to the legal profession in their home country. Once admitted in Australia, overseas students may only need to complete limited conversion modules to be eligible for admission in their home country.

  • Why study

    Go further with a dual program

  • Beyond the classroom

    Professional values for the public good

    Many commence their study with the idea that they want to make a difference in society. Through the nationally recognised Pro Bono Centre's activities, students gain practical experience and understanding of the value and importance of access to justice.

  • Alumni
    There are so many ways to support social justice in the community during your career no matter what area of law you practice – and pro bono work is a part of that. Zoe Chan, Bachelor of Arts/Laws 2014

Career outcomes

Many of our graduates have combined their study in law with other programs to open up endless career possibilities.

As well as enjoying employment in the legal profession, our graduates are prepared for every possible future, including:

  • diplomatic and intelligence services
  • State and Federal Government policy research
  • specialist negotiation and dispute resolution
  • policing
  • advising international NGOs such as the World Bank
  • PhD scholarships

We support our students to start thinking about their career early. Once you have identified a career of interest, our award-winning Student Employability Team – judged by the Australian Financial Review as the best in Australia – will help you map out a plan to get there.

  • Beyond the classroom

    National and international mooting

    During your studies, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of national and international mooting competitions to develop your professional skills. UQ mooting teams have a strong reputation for their high performance.

  • Alumni
    The mooting program is the closest thing students can experience to professional practice – you have a real problem to solve and students work together to find a solution. John McKenna QC, LLB (Hons I) / BA (Economics) graduate (1984) and Rhodes Scholar
    President, University of Queensland Law Graduates Association
  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    Student organisations give you plenty of opportunities to socialise and build relationships outside of the classroom. Choose from over 150 groups, catering to a huge range of interests from music to professional networking. Join the active UQ law societies and network with your peers and the profession.

  • Beyond the classroom

    International experience – UQ Abroad

    We strongly encourage our students to spend time abroad with one of our international partner universities to diversify their knowledge and experience. Partner universities include the University of Wisconsin, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

    Find out more
  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers through internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Professional experience

    Research opportunities

    During semester breaks, UQ's Summer and Winter Research Programs provide you with research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers. You just need to find a project relevant to your interests and apply.

Summary

  • Program code
    2359
  • QTAC code
    718001
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    64
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English.

OP / Rank / IB Diploma

Minimum selection threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2018:

OPRankIB
2 97 39

OP / Rank profile for those offered a place in Semester 1, 2018

This table shows the entry scores of all recent secondary students who were offered a place in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours):

Unadjusted OP / RankAdjusted OP / Rank
Highest1 / 99 1 / 99
Median2 / 97 1 / 99
Lowest5 / 91 3 / 96

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Laws (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Student profile

The table below shows the most recent student intake in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in Semester 1, 2018:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students
(A) Higher education study17 58.62%
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study0 0%
(C) Work and life experience0 0%
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
7 24.14%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
<5 <5
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
0 0%
International students<5 <5
Total29 100%

Student profiles show your likely peer group in a program. They are not the basis for admission to a program.

Notes:
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Law Society

Accreditation body

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is accredited by:

  • Legal Practitioners Admissions Board

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Bachelor of Laws (Honours):

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Find out more about HECS-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $10,059
Indicative fee 2019 Commonwealth supported place

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees (student contribution amounts) will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying to QTAC

Apply now to QTAC

All domestic student applications for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) need to be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

You can list up to six programs in order of preference on your QTAC application. Listing the maximum of six will strengthen your chances of being offered a place at university.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is 718001. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

Apply now to QTAC

Additional application information

Domestic students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. Applications for credit need to be submitted as soon as possible after receiving an offer in the program.

International students commencing this program with prior tertiary education may be eligible for advanced standing/credit transfer. To view some of these opportunities, click here.

Domestic students may be eligible to study courses overseas as part of an approved exchange program. For further course study options and application details, visit the BEL Overseas Study website .

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university. Many of these dates are managed by organisations that are independent of UQ.

A good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a "course” we call a "program".

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

Admission schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple and certain as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Admission pathways

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the typical entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Read more about admission pathways

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