Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts - CB94
The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts double degree at CQUniversity enables you to complete both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws in five years of full-time study. This degree provides you with dual qualifications and skills that are well regarded in the private and public sectors.
5 years full-time, 10 years part-time
English (4, SA)
No recommended study required
The Bachelor of Arts component provides you with a multidisciplinary education that encourages you to gain knowledge in a range of humanities and social science disciplines. You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid you in developing a contemporary understanding of both the human condition and how society operates.
The Bachelor of Laws component satisfies the academic requirement for admission as a legal practitioner. As a law graduate, you are required to undergo a period of practical legal training before admission as a legal practitioner and being able to practise law in Australia. The double degree ensures a depth of understanding of the cultures within which law is situated and offers opportunities to enhance the literacy skills of laws graduates.
Discover more about studying law at CQUni and the range of support available to students.
|Core Units||24||Major Units||6|
Course structureYou are required to complete 40 units, including:
- 16 arts units consisting of four core arts units, and one arts major and one arts minor; and
- 24 law units consisting of 16 core law units and eight units from either liberal law or legal practice, or four units from two of the following law areas; liberal law, legal practice or commercial law.
Unit informationFor information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer informationIf you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Your choicesAs a student within the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (CB94) double degree, you will have the flexibility to tailor your studies to your interests and career aspirations. You will complement your law studies and select one arts major and one arts minor from a wide variety of options. There are endless possibilities when it comes to customising and combining these majors and minors giving you the flexibility to connect your interests to your studies.
The law units that you will study cover all the areas of law required to satisfy professional accreditation through the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board.
Combine this with the arts majors and minors you choose to study, and you will gain extensive discipline knowledge along with transferrable skills like problem-solving, critical thinking and communication, ensuring you are prepared for your future career and the modern workforce.
Real-world experienceYour studies are strongly focussed on developing your professional profile and relevant professional experience with a range of experiential learning opportunities included in your course.
Within the law units, these experiential opportunities include simulations such as moots, branching simulations, and role-plays; drafting legal documents; client interviewing exercises; developing legal apps and pro bono community service opportunities. You will also complete a legal practicum unit which gives you the opportunity to complete an international study tour, work placement, social innovation project, or workplace simulation.
Within the arts units you study, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship, study tour or innovation project where you will gain practical and relevant experience tailored to your career aspirations.
Career focussedThe Bachelor of Laws prepares you for a rewarding and in-demand career in the legal profession. Upon graduation, and after completing the required professional legal training, you will be able to proceed to practise as a legal practitioner.
The arts majors and minors help you build your professional profile and enhance your career opportunities.
- Creative writing, public relations, journalism and English and cultural studies provide you with well-rounded and relevant professional communication skills that are valuable and transferrable to any industry.
- Environmental management and geography provide knowledge in contemporary environmental issues and approaches to managing these challenges.
- Visual arts and theatre studies allow you to develop skills, knowledge and experience in creative arts.
- History gives you skills in analysing, contextualising and synthesising information. This provides a robust foundation for understanding the past and how it influences the future.
Industry connectionsYou will benefit from our strong connections with industry that see your course material taught by practising lawyers in different fields of practice allowing you to take advantage of the knowledge and insight that only real practitioners can provide. CQUniversity has an agreement with the Central Queensland Community Legal Centre Inc (CQCLC) connecting you to real-life work experience.
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|English and Cultural Studies||8|
|History and Politics||8|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies||4|
|Digital Storytelling||4||The Digital Storytelling minor needs to be studied over two successive years.|
MMST11009 Digital Video and Audio (no prereq)
MMST11003 Visual Design Fundamentals (no prereq)
DGTL12014 Documentary Filmmaking (prereq MMST11009)
DGTL13008 Visual Storytelling (prereq MMST11009)
|Discovering Theatre||4||You cannot take this minor if you are taking the Theatre Studies major.|
|Essential Geography||4||You cannot take this minor if you are taking the Geography major.|
|Literary Studies||4||You cannot take this minor if you are taking the English and Cultural Studies major.|
|Strategic Communication||4||You cannot take this minor if you are taking the Public Relations major.|
|Visual Art Practices||4||You cannot take this minor if you are taking the Visual Arts major.|
|Working with the Media||4||You cannot take this minor if you are taking the Journalism major.|
|World History||4||You cannot take this minor if you are taking the History and Politics major.|
|Writing Stories||4||You cannot take this minor if you are taking the Creative Writing major.|
|Legal Practicum||LAWS12073||Students will be able to undertake at their option an overseas or domestic practicum placement or engagement with a complex work simulation.|
The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.
The rank threshold for this course is: SR 74 | ATAR 74.0
Student profileIf you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary experience and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2022.
Institute profileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 view our Institute Profile.
Prerequisites: English (4,SA) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
- Tertiary diploma level qualification, or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following
scores as below.
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) ‐ Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) ‐ Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub‐score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) ‐ Score of 180 or above; or
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English ‐ Score of 200 or above.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
The capstone unit LAWS12073 Legal Practicum may have security requirements if students choose an overseas placement. Legal Practicum students will be given orientation with regards to applied ethics in the workplace; professional obligations.
Immunisation may be required for overseas excursions.
Completion of the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:
- private and government legal practice
- research and academia
- government administration and planning
- in-house counsel
- environmental planning and management
- nature and heritage conservation
Legal Practitioners Admissions Board of Queensland
The degree is an approved academic qualification for admission to the legal profession. Graduates are also required to undertake a further period of practical legal training before being admitted as a legal practitioner.
This degree is certified under the Australian Law School Standards.
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$14,624.00|
The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The units within this course fall across a combination of Band 1, 2 and 4.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
|New South Wales||ONL: 160121|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150121|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.
If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.
Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.
What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
- Option 3: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQUni.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centreView the table below for the best application option based on where you live.
|If you live in||Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*|
|Queensland||Apply via QTAC|
|New South Wales; Australian Capital Territory||Apply via UAC|
|Victoria; Tasmania||Apply via VTAC|
|South Australia; Northern Territory; Western Australia||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.
Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUniBenefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.
|If you are studying with:||Study Support|
|Murray River Study Hub||Access to local study facilities.|
Option 3: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:
- CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
- A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.