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Bachelors of Economics / Laws (Honours)

Overview

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

Location
St Lucia
Duration
5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022)
QTAC Code
714201
Program Code
2469
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$44512 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
QTAC Code
714201
Program Code
2469
CRICOS Code
103165M
AQF
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.

1 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for law

QS World University Rankings 2021

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Economics and Public Policy
  • Economics of Strategy and Behaviour
  • International and Financial Economics
  • Quantitative Analysis

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
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Workshops

What you'll study

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, 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)

$61K–$64K

compared.edu.au

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

Prerequisites

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

Prerequisites

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

Entry score threshold

ATAR / RankIB
97.0039

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, 165.72 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

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.

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

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, 2021

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest99.899.95
Median97.9399.95
Lowest92.597.4

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

1548.39%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

<5<5
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
1238.71%
  • Admitted where ATAR and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
<5<5

International students

<5<5

Total

31100%

"<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.

Majors

Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

This is an economics-centred major for anyone interested in how governments can affect economies in a globalised world.

The major focuses on the analytical tools you'll need to design and evaluate public policies. Core courses examine public finance and regulatory economics, while electives include advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and a range of policy courses.

Graduates usually work in public policy, government bodies, not-for-profit organisations, private enterprise and politics.

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This major will equip you to work as a consultant and leader in the private sector.

You will acquire the ability to apply advanced and cutting-edge economic insights to analyse problems and create solutions. You will learn how to interpret, advise and lead in situations involving strategic competition between individuals, teams, businesses and nations. You will understand new ways of collecting and interpreting data.

The major will also provide an opportunity to learn behavioural economics insights about how people behave in the real world, and why this matters. You will gain a deep and cutting-edge knowledge of strategy and behaviour from an economic perspective. This will position you exceptionally well to play a leading part in the future direction of business, government and society.

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This major focuses on the economic aspects of financial systems in a globalised world.

You'll study banking and international trade theories, and gain an understanding of financial systems and the role they play in economies. You'll also get to choose from advanced-level electives in areas including macroeconomics, econometrics and financial management.

Graduates usually work in financial institutions, government agencies, consulting firms, and private enterprise.

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This major will help you make better decisions. You'll learn about the methods economists use to measure, analyse, predict and model a broad range of economic scenarios.

With its strong mathematical and modelling focus, this major will show you how to analyse problems clearly and based on evidence.

Advanced courses cover areas including statistics, econometric theory and productivity and efficiency analysis.

Graduates usually work in research consultancies, management organisations, private business, and government enterprise.

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Majors

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

This is an economics-centred major for anyone interested in how governments can affect economies in a globalised world.

The major focuses on the analytical tools you'll need to design and evaluate public policies. Core courses examine public finance and regulatory economics, while electives include advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and a range of policy courses.

Graduates usually work in public policy, government bodies, not-for-profit organisations, private enterprise and politics.

View

This major will equip you to work as a consultant and leader in the private sector.

You will acquire the ability to apply advanced and cutting-edge economic insights to analyse problems and create solutions. You will learn how to interpret, advise and lead in situations involving strategic competition between individuals, teams, businesses and nations. You will understand new ways of collecting and interpreting data.

The major will also provide an opportunity to learn behavioural economics insights about how people behave in the real world, and why this matters. You will gain a deep and cutting-edge knowledge of strategy and behaviour from an economic perspective. This will position you exceptionally well to play a leading part in the future direction of business, government and society.

View

This major focuses on the economic aspects of financial systems in a globalised world.

You'll study banking and international trade theories, and gain an understanding of financial systems and the role they play in economies. You'll also get to choose from advanced-level electives in areas including macroeconomics, econometrics and financial management.

Graduates usually work in financial institutions, government agencies, consulting firms, and private enterprise.

View

This major will help you make better decisions. You'll learn about the methods economists use to measure, analyse, predict and model a broad range of economic scenarios.

With its strong mathematical and modelling focus, this major will show you how to analyse problems clearly and based on evidence.

Advanced courses cover areas including statistics, econometric theory and productivity and efficiency analysis.

Graduates usually work in research consultancies, management organisations, private business, and government enterprise.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

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 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

AUD $44,512

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Economics / 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

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

HECS-HELP

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

Scholarships

Scholarships

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 Bachelors of Economics / Laws (Honours) is 2469.

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 Bachelors of Economics / Laws (Honours) is 714201.

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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