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Bachelors of  Humanities/Laws (Honours)

Program code: 2333
QTAC code: 707402
CRICOS code: 0100883


St Lucia


5.5 Years full-time


Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)

Combine your law degree with a Bachelor of Humanities (extended major in Western Civilisation) and graduate with the collaborative and critical skills to bring about meaningful change.

  • This 5.5 year program will immerse you in a creative and diverse curriculum by offering courses that address important questions about human nature and the political order.
  • Encounter ideas that have shaped revolutions by studying the extended major in Western Civilisation. You will examine influential works of literature, art, music, politics, law and religion.
  • Develop strong analytical skills and a high-level understanding of the law, including traditional and modern legal research methods, legal writing, advocacy and alternative dispute resolution.
  • Take advantage of 15 generous scholarship opportunities. Eligible students may qualify for up to $30,000 per year for the duration of the program plus financial aid towards a global study experience.

Graduate with the knowledge and insights to help address the big issues that societies face today.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    The UQ School of Law is an international leader in teaching and research. The school was also ranked 43rd in the world in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject – the only Queensland law school to be ranked in the top 50.

  • Accreditation

    International recognition

    Students from SingaporeMalaysia 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.

  • Employability

    Professional development

    Volunteer and develop your employability skills by joining the HASS Crew – a student-run initiative from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences which focuses on orientation, study pathways, professional development and building friendships.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Experience more

    The program includes an orientation camp in week 3 of your classes and a conference in your final year. A global experience option is also available in the second year of study.

Majors for this program

Majors for this program

There are 1 majors available in the Bachelors of Humanities/Laws (Honours).

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Career outcomes

Combining your study in law with a humanities degree opens up endless career possibilities. As well as enjoying employment in the legal profession, our graduates will be 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
  • further postgraduate study such as a PhD.

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.

  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    Student organisations are opportunities to socialise and build relationships outside of the classroom. Choose from over 150 groups with a range of interests from music to professional networking. 

  • Professional experience

    Network with industry

    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.

  • 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.

  • News

    Scholarships on offer

    Thanks to a new partnership with the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, eligible students can apply for one of Australia’s most generous scholarship schemes – approximately $30,000 per year for the duration of the program. BAdvHum students may also be eligible.

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Admissions criteria

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; writing 7; speaking 7; reading 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listen 19, read 19, write 27, speak 23

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listen 54, read 54, write 64/6

Pearsons - Overall 72, listen 60, read 60, write 72, speak 72

BE - A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade of A in Writing and Speaking

CES - Overall 185, listening 169, reading 169, writing 185, speaking 185

OET is not accepted

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Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Humanities/Laws (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

The Bachelors of Humanities/Laws (Honours) is made up of two course lists:

Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Bachelors of Humanities/Laws (Honours) has a single set of Program Rules, which explain what is required to complete the dual program. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

If you decide to enrol in a dual program, you can use a Dual Degree Planner to help organise your studies.

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


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

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:

Programs and Courses

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


The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelors of Humanities/Laws (Honours).

When you graduate, any majors, dual majors and extended majors you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Western Civilisation (Extended major)

The extended major in Western Civilisation provides you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in a creative and diverse curriculum with a strong critical focus on the key intellectual movements which have shaped Western Civilisation from antiquity to the current day. Through reading, studying and critiquing major works of literature, art, music, politics, law, and religion, you will develop an understanding of the dynamic interplay of social, historical and aesthetic forces that have contributed to evolving conceptions of the West. You will encounter influential ideas that have driven revolutions. The works studied are fun, engaging, and challenging. The courses in this extended major focus on small-group discussion to address important questions about human nature and the political order and to develop essential skills of critical reasoning and evaluation. These courses will equip you with knowledge and insights applicable to many of the big problems that societies face today and the collaborative and persuasive skills to bring about meaningful change.

Sometimes dual programs will have different majors to the ones listed on course lists, or on individual program pages for each of its component degrees.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. Full definitions of majors are available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $41,248
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Humanities/Laws (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Additional costs

  • First-year student camp cost of approximately $90.


International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

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

Applying online

How you apply for the Bachelors of Humanities/Laws (Honours) depends on what type of applicant you are.

Apply now to QTAC

Your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia.

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All other international applicants

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university.

If you’re studying year 12 in Australia, 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".

If you’re applying directly to UQ, the closing date for the Bachelors of Humanities/Laws (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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

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