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Bachelor of Laws (Honours)


Stand out in a competitive job market with a UQ law degree. You'll graduate with advanced legal knowledge, transferable skills and professional networks so you can shape and create new ways of practising law in an era of digital disruption and global transformation.

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 that can be transferred across a wide range of careers.

Courses are taught in small group settings and seminar-style learning spaces, specifically refurbished for law students. You'll have the opportunity to test your knowledge with your peers and teachers in an active learning environment.

When you graduate, you'll have an internationally respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market while also provide a pathway to future research or learning.

St Lucia
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022)
Program Code
Level 8
St Lucia
A$44848 (2021 indicative per year)
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study in small classes and inspiring spaces designed to give you a personalised, supportive and innovative educational experience.
  • Develop practical legal skills, professional networks and enviable opportunities through our comprehensive co-curricular program and events.
  • Volunteer with our UQ Pro Bono Centre and provide support to a range of legal organisations and truly improve access to justice in our community.
  • Combine 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.

1 in Queensland for law

QS World University Rankings 2021

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Foundations of Law
  • Principles of Public Law
  • Criminal Law: Principles, Offences and Defences
  • Jurisprudence

Dual programs

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Judge’s associate
  • Legal officer
  • Social and government researcher
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution specialist
  • NGO adviser
  • Community laws officer
  • Compliance manager
  • Company secretary

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Law Society

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is accredited by:

  • Legal Practitioners Admissions Board

Entry requirements


Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C).


Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C).

Entry score threshold


These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2021. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our guaranteed minimum ATAR (PDF, 165.47 KB) you could secure an offer for your preferred program.

Have an OP from the last 2 years? See QTAC's OP to ATAR conversions (PDF) for a rough guide to equivalent ATARs.

English language requirements

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


There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

If you're a domestic student who has studied at university before, you may be able to get credit for this program. Apply for credit as soon as you receive an offer.

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.

Additional application information

A semester 2 intake is available to eligible international students.

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible to allow adequate time for their student visa to be processed.

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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Laws (Hons) for Semester 1, 2021

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2021:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study


(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study


(C) Work and life experience

(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
  • Admitted where ATAR and additional criteria were considered
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

International students




"<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.

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $44,848

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) for the 2022 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

AUD $14,500

Indicative annual fee 2021 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid


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.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support



How to apply

Applying online

If your senior schooling is from outside Australia, you can submit your application to UQ. Or, if you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is 2471.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

If your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you're an international student who is currently studying:

  • Australian Year 12 (in Australia or another country), or
  • the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is 718001.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

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

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

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

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 entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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