Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
- 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.
How you'll learn
Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Research experience
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
Double your skills and your opportunities with a dual degree. You can study the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) as a part of these dual programs:
- Bachelors of Journalism / Laws (Honours)
- Bachelors of Computer Science / Laws (Honours)
- Bachelors of Humanities / Laws (Honours)
- Bachelors of Arts / Laws (Honours)
- Bachelors of Commerce / Laws (Honours)
- Bachelors of Business Management / Laws (Honours)
- Bachelors of Economics / Laws (Honours)
- Bachelors of Science / Laws (Honours)
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
- Judge’s associate
- Legal officer
- Social and government researcher
- Negotiation and dispute resolution specialist
- NGO adviser
- Community laws officer
- Compliance manager
- Company secretary
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
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is accredited by:
- Legal Practitioners Admissions Board
Entry score threshold
|ATAR / Rank||IB|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 adjustments||With adjustments|
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2021:
|Applicant background||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education|
"<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
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.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:
How to apply
If you’re studying Year 12 in Australia, go 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.
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.
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.
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.