Study at VU

Law & Justice courses

Looking to enter a career in law and justice? We provide a range of courses for legal practice, legal administration, management or specialist roles. Get the knowledge, skills and professional recognition you'll need. Study at short course, TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • legal administrator
  • lawyer
  • business/corporate
  • immigration
  • immigration law officer.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 15 courses

Duration: 3 years

Prepare for a fascinating career in the justice system or community welfare, with VU's Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Psychological Studies.

Duration: 3 years
Gain in-depth knowledge of our justice systems and a holistic approach to community justice with the Bachelor of Criminal Justice.
Duration: 3 years

Develop the legal and social understanding to solve real problems in the community with VU's Bachelor of Criminology.

Duration: 4 years
Launch an exciting career in law and make a name for yourself in corporate, community or government legal sectors.
Duration: 4.5 years

Launch a career investigating and prosecuting crime, or defending the accused, with a law and criminology degree from VU.

Duration: 3 years
Build on your existing academic experience to move into the field of law with a Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) at Victoria University.
Duration: 4 years
This Honours law degree prepares you for a range of careers in the legal community, corporate and community sectors, government and non-government organisations.
Duration: 3 years
Improve your career prospects with a respected and flexible legal qualification. If you already have a degree, you can complete a bachelor of laws with honours in just three years.
Duration: 5 years

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts will equip you with knowledge and skills across two disciplines, allowing you to determine your own individual career path.

Duration: 5 years

Demonstrate your academic and professional excellence with a double degree in law (honours) and business. This program prepares you for a career in the legal community, business or government.

Duration: 6 years
This double degree provides students with the opportunity to combine studies in psychology with a qualification in law.
Duration: 5 years
Develop your skill, knowledge and professional acumen across a range of law and arts majors.
Duration: 5 years

This double degree prepares you for a challenging and exciting career in law, business or government.

Duration: 5 years
This double degree combines studies in psychology with a qualification in law.
Duration: 3 years
Develop core knowledge of the principles and practices of legal services industry supported by studies in legal writing, interviewing, and legal research and compliance.

Postgraduate 1 course

Duration: 1 year

Gain advanced knowledge in migration law with our practical and engaging Graduate Diploma in Migration Law.

Postgraduate research 6 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 2 years

Gain a solid foundation in research methods before undertaking a thesis related to 'sustainable and liveable cities'. This masters allows bachelor-degree graduates in any discipline to undertake a research degree.

Duration: 2 years
Our Master of Laws (by Research) allows in-depth study of a legal topic under the guidance of expert supervisors.
Duration: 4 years

Complete your PhD in a research community dedicated to improving our cities and communities through scientific, technological and social innovation.

Duration: 4 years

Victoria University's integrated program offers research training, creating an alternative path to a PhD in the areas of sustainability and liveable communities.

Duration: 1.5 years

Complete a Master of Research in 18 months, in the areas of industry, community or urban development. This degree is tailored to graduates with a related bachelor degree, or an honours degree in a different discipline.

Duration: 1 year

The Master of Research Practice recognises honours qualifications, accelerating your study in the areas of industry, community or the built environment.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 2 courses

Duration: 1.5 years
Gain essential skills for work as a legal paraprofessional and learn to provide advice on legal services.
Duration: 0.5 years
Gain the skills to assist lawyers representing clients on a variety of legal matters.

Short courses 3 courses

Duration: 13 weeks
Foundations at VU is a fully funded 13-week course providing Australian citizens and permanent residents with an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to studying a higher education course.
Duration: 32 hours

VU's Professional Course in Australian Migration Law allows people working in related areas, for example law clerks, to gain knowledge in migration law. It is a pathway to the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law.

Duration: 17 weeks

Gain the pre-eminent qualification for notaries in Australia and New Zealand with Victoria University's Professional Course in Notarial Practice.

Studying law at the City Queen campus, right in the middle of the legal precinct, gives me unique exposure to a constant stream of opportunities. VU is open, accepting, growing, embracing, and overall a really positive environment. The sense of community here is something that friends from other universities are truly envious of.
Meghann Clark

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