Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

VU course code: LBLA | Level of study: Undergraduate
5 years full time or longer for part time
In person
City Campus, Footscray Park
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
Overview

Overview

Combine your chosen area of the arts with a qualification to practise law, for a rewarding and challenging career.

Our Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts gives you the flexibility to choose your own path. You’ll study the fundamentals of the law, then take your pick from our list of arts majors. By completing the degree you will have satisfied the academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Victoria.

Your degree will be personally satisfying and well-rounded. You’ll enhance your legal-analytical skills with critical thinking and writing. You’ll also gain a rich understanding of the role and impact of the law in society.

Our law campus is in the heart of the legal precinct, with access to private, public and community law institutes. You’ll complement your legal expertise with work experience in the arts, media or government – for a respected and useful skill set.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

Minimum ATAR: 80.55

This course has a minimum ATAR entry requirement. This means you’ll need to achieve a certain ATAR, along with other criteria, to be considered for this course.

The following table shows the ranking results of our current student intake and is an indication of the ATAR you’ll need to successfully apply.

VU course code: LBLA

VTAC course code: 4300741131

Campus: City Queen/Footscray Park

ATAR profile of people who received an offer for the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts.
 ATAR
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer91.2597.15
Median rank to receive an offer81.4087.6
Lowest rank to receive an offer70.9580.55

 

Learn more about ATAR

What is ATAR?

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) compares the results of final-year school students, with adjustments made for factors such as hardship. The ranking is expressed as a number between 0 and 99.95. ATAR minimum entry requirements are not usually essential entry criteria for applicants who have completed secondary education more than 2 years ago.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts students will be required to complete 480 credit points consisting of:

  • 96 credit points of First Year Core studies
  • 132 credit points of Law Professional Core units
  • 60 credit points of a Law Elective studies

AND

  • 96 credit points of Arts Major studies 1

PLUS


  • 96 credit points of Arts Major studies 2

OR

  • 2 X 48 credit points of Arts Minor studies


Please note: Students selecting Arts Major 2 must choose 24 credit points in place of ACX3005 Graduating Project 1 and ACX3006 Graduating Project 2 as these units will be covered in Major 1.


The units can be selected from the following minors listed below:

  • International Development
  • Professional Communication
  • Aboriginal Yulendj (Knowledge) and Community.

To be awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Honours:

Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws prior to 31 Dec 2014 may apply to undertake the unit Advanced Legal Research Dissertation in their later years in this degree based on the aggregate of points attributed to the top two thirds of units so listed shall then be calculated and a grade point average determined. Students will be further assessed on an outline of a proposed thesis topic and availability of a college based or college affiliated supervisor. Students will be awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (Class H1, H2A, H2B or H3) based on their aggregate of points and overall mark in Advanced Legal Research Dissertation.


To be awarded a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (For students enrolled post 1 January 2015): Students in any Bachelor of Laws course may apply to transfer into any Bachelor of Laws (Honours) course if the selection criteria is met.

Units

Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

Careers

Your double degree will give you the skills and qualifications to practise law in your chosen area. For example, you could work in the copyright law in the media, or community law specialising in Indigenous, Vietnamese or family issues.

Other job pathways include:

  • lawyer
  • media professional
  • creative arts administrator
  • public servant and policy worker
  • community sector professional
  • strategic communicator
  • manager
  • professional writer.

Salaries

Visit Jobs and Skills Australia to find average salaries in Australia for various arts/law professions:

You can continue your studies with honours in law, a pathway to further graduate study.