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Bachelors of Economics / Laws (Honours)


Open up pathways to rewarding career opportunities where you'll play a pivotal role helping to resolve some of the world's greatest challenges.

Combine the study of economics and laws under this dual program and you'll develop exceptional skills, making you a highly sought after candidate and providing you with opportunities to excel across a wide range of sectors.

The economics program will develop your analytical, modelling and forecasting skills, and instil an understanding of how society uses the world’s scarce resources. These skills are in high demand by businesses, consultancies, governments and international agencies, and our economics graduates are among the most sought after and highest paid in Australia*. Under the program, you'll develop a range of statistical and analytical tools that you can use to solve pivotal policy and decision-making challenges for business and government.

Through your law studies, you'll develop a sophisticated understanding of the law that will see you develop practical legal skills and stimulate thoughtful debate with a focus on ethical and social responsibility.

UQ Law is proud to be the oldest law school in Queensland and one of Australia’s leading law schools. We have fostered strong working relationships with the community and the legal fraternity.  Through these relationships, our students influence the law and its institutions for the benefit of society.

*Graduate Destination Survey 2015

St Lucia
5.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Program Code
Level 8
St Lucia
A$43440 (indicative per year)
5.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study with one of the largest and most influential economics schools in Australia, where world-class academic staff and diverse courses will equip you with theoretical knowledge to address real-life problems.
  • Join one of the most prestigious and respected law schools in Australia and you'll graduate with advanced knowledge and skills that are transferable across a wide range of careers.
  • Study at a world-class law school, ranked the 43rd best in the world*, with state-of-the-art facilities refurbished in 2016.
  • Fulfil the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner throughout Australia.

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for law

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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:

  • Economic consultant
  • Investment analyst
  • Trade finance operations officer
  • Urban economist
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Solicitor
  • Community laws officer
  • Company secretary
  • Judge’s associate
  • Defence force and military lawyer

Graduate salary

Law & paralegal studies (undergraduate)


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.

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Economic Society of Australia
  • Market Research Society of Australia
  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Securities Institute of Australia

Program accreditation

The Bachelors of Economics/Laws (Honours) is accredited by:

  • Legal Practitioners Admissions Board

Entry requirements


Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B.

Entry score threshold


These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

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


Learn more about 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

There is no mid-year intake into the LLB.

Current 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.

A semester 2 intake is available to eligible international students.

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Economics/BLaws (Hons) for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median2 / 972 / 98
Lowest4 / 942 / 97

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

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 OP
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP 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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelors of Economics/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

Fees and Scholarships

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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,440

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Economics/Laws (Honours) for the 2020 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


Domestic places in the Bachelors of Economics/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

Indicative annual fee

AUD $11,123

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelors of Economics/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



How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

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

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

The QTAC code for the Bachelors of Economics/Laws (Honours) is 714201.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelors of Economics/Laws (Honours) is 2364.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

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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