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Bachelors of Science / Laws (Honours)

Overview

With this dual program, you'll develop the skills and knowledge to make a difference in today's science and technology driven economy, and prepare yourself for jobs of the future with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of the law.

Under this dual program, you'll develop highly sought after technical expertise, combining the study of your chosen science discipline with a practical grounding in legal theory.

As a Bachelor of Science student, you'll be able to make flexible choices from a broad set of courses that will give you the foundation to focus on a specialised major by your third year. You'll get to choose from an array of disciplines across all contemporary fields of scientific endeavour.

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is designed to develop your high-level understanding of the law, along with personal and professional skills you can transfer across a wide range of careers. You'll be taught in small group settings and seminar-style learning spaces, specifically refurbished for law students.

The laws program includes a core of prescribed courses and a range of electives. Compulsory areas include contracts, torts, criminal law, equity and property.

When you graduate, you'll have an internationally respected honours qualification in laws, and advanced knowledge and skills in your chosen science discipline – setting you apart in a competitive job market while also providing a pathway to future research or learning.

Location
Herston, St Lucia
Duration
5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022)
QTAC Code
731401
Program Code
2472
AQF
Level 8
Location
Herston, St Lucia
Fees
A$44768 (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
731401
Program Code
2472
CRICOS Code
103167J
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Access innovative teaching and research spaces in facilities that are among the best in the world.
  • Learn in a top-tier laws program that blends active learning and engagement with theoretical knowledge and real-world skills.
  • Study at an internationally renowned school, known for excellence and impact in teaching and research.
  • Fulfil the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner throughout Australia.

1 in Queensland for law

QS World University Rankings 2021

Majors

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

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeological Science
  • Archaeological Science

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
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars

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
  • Community laws officer
  • Compliance coordinator

Graduate salary

Law & paralegal studies (undergraduate)

$61K–$64K

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Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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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 Bachelors of Science / 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); and one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science or Physics (Units 3 & 4, C).

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science or Physics (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, 165.47 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

There is no mid-year intake into the LLB.

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 Science / 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 Science/BLaws (Hons) for Semester 1, 2021

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest99.9599.95
Median97.9599.95
Lowest94.0597.05

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

1229.27%

(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
2663.41%
  • Admitted where ATAR and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
00%

International students

<5<5

Total

41100%

"<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 and minors

Majors

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

Minors

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

Majors

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

Minors

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

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $44,768

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelors of Science / 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 $10,785

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 Science / 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

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelors of Science / 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 Science / Laws (Honours) is 2472.

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 Science / Laws (Honours) is 731401.

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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