Bachelors of  Humanities/Laws (Honours)

Program code: 2333
CRICOS code: 0100883

Location

St Lucia

Duration

5.5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)

Why study the Bachelors of Humanities/Laws (Honours)

This dual degree allows you to combine studies in law with a Bachelor of Humanities (BHum) specialising in the study of Western Civilisation. The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons)) degree is your passport to success in the employment market: as a barrister or solicitor, prosecutor of crime, community lawyer, legal officer in public service, or in-house counsel for a large corporation. You will gain a thorough understanding of the concepts, principles, policies and values of the law both in Australia and other jurisdictions. It will also see you develop outstanding skills in critical analysis, thought and argument, which will be valuable in your chosen career. Your BHum studies will provide opportunities to immerse yourself in a creative and diverse curriculum with a strong critical focus on the key intellectual movements that have shaped Western Civilisation from antiquity to the current day. The BHum will equip you with knowledge and insights applicable to many of the problems that societies face today, and the collaborative and persuasive skills to bring about meaningful change.

Due to a staged rollout process, courses in Western Civilisation will be limited in 2020, increasing in 2021.

Summary

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

BEP - 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

view the English proficiency policy.

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.

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

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.

Majors

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

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

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.

Scholarships

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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