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Bachelors of Humanities / Laws (Honours)

Overview

Combine your law program with a Bachelor of Humanities and graduate with the knowledge and insights to help address the big issues that societies face today.

This program combines humanities with law and you'll graduate prepared to bring about meaningful change, wherever your future career path leads.

Your humanities studies have a strong, critical focus on the key intellectual movements that have shaped Western civilisation, from antiquity to current day. You'll examine influential works of literature, art, music, politics, law and religion, and graduate equipped with knowledge and insights applicable to many of today's social issues, along with the collaborative and persuasive skills to make positive differences.

Your Bachelor of Laws program is designed to develop a high-level understanding of the law, along with personal and professional abilities that can be transferred across a wide range of careers. Courses are taught in collaborative group and seminar-style active learning environments especially created for modern day law students, which also provide the opportunity to test your knowledge with peers and teachers.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
5.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
QTAC Code
707402
Program Code
2333
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$41248 (indicative per year)
Duration
5.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
QTAC Code
707402
Program Code
2333
CRICOS Code
0100883
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Immerse yourself in a creative and diverse curriculum with courses that address important questions about human nature and the political order.
  • Encounter ideas that have shaped revolutions over human history by studying the extended major in Western Civilisation.
  • Study law in small classes and inspiring spaces designed to give you a personalised, supportive and innovative educational experience.
  • Develop strong analytical skills and a high-level understanding of the law, including traditional and modern legal research methods, legal writing, advocacy and alternative dispute resolution.

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

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

  • Western Civilisation

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • 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:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Defence force and military lawyer
  • Business analyst
  • Judge’s associate
  • Human rights advocate
  • Enforcement officer
  • Contract administrator
  • Community laws officer
  • Legal project manager

Next steps after graduation

Combining your study in law with a humanities degree opens up endless career possibilities. As well as enjoying employment in the legal profession, our graduates will be prepared for every possible future, including:

  • diplomatic and intelligence services
  • State and Federal Government policy research
  • specialist negotiation and dispute resolution
  • policing
  • advising international NGOs such as the World Bank
  • further postgraduate study such as a PhD.

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

Entry requirements

Minimum entry score

To be considered for this program, you must meet the minimum entry score for the:

Prerequisites

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

Prerequisites

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

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
29840

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.

ATAR scores: 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

Entry score range

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

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median2 / 972 / 98
Lowest3 / 962 / 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

00%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
10100%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
<5<5

International students

00%

Total

10100%

"<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 Humanities/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

Majors

Majors

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

Western Civilisation (Extended Major)

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'll develop an understanding of the dynamic interplay of social, historical and aesthetic forces that have contributed to evolving conceptions of the West.

Up to 30 scholarships valued at $30,000 per year for the full-time duration of the program are available to commencing students each year to study Western Civilisation in either the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) or Bachelor of Humanities/Bachelor of Laws (Honours). The Scholarship is open to school leavers with Australian Citizenship or Australian Permanent residency status. 

Graduates go on to careers in different fields of law, or roles in diplomatic and intelligence services, policy making, advisory positions and much more.

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Majors

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

Western Civilisation (Extended Major)

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'll develop an understanding of the dynamic interplay of social, historical and aesthetic forces that have contributed to evolving conceptions of the West.

Up to 30 scholarships valued at $30,000 per year for the full-time duration of the program are available to commencing students each year to study Western Civilisation in either the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) or Bachelor of Humanities/Bachelor of Laws (Honours). The Scholarship is open to school leavers with Australian Citizenship or Australian Permanent residency status. 

Graduates go on to careers in different fields of law, or roles in diplomatic and intelligence services, policy making, advisory positions and much more.

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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 $41,248

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Humanities/Laws (Honours) for the 2021 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

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelors of Humanities/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 $9,529

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

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

Additional costs

  • First-year student camp cost of approximately $90.

Scholarships

Scholarships

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 Humanities/Laws (Honours) is 707402.

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 Humanities/Laws (Honours) is 2333.

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 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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