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Summary
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLBH)

Study Mode
  • On-campus
  • External

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 8 units

Duration
  • 1 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

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Program Information Set

Complete research in the area of law you are most passionate about

If you would like to enhance your employment opportunities, advance your knowledge and skills in a specialist area of Law and build valuable research skills, USQ’s Bachelor of Law (Honours) is the only graduate Honours program for a law degree in Australia.

Under the guidance of our lectures you will study legal research methods, complete two major research projects in areas of law you are passionate about and make a difference to society in a meaningful way. Collectively, our lecturers have a wealth of experience in a diverse range of backgrounds, including, criminal law, human rights, international and comparative law, ethics, family and succession law, environmental and natural resources law, commercial and taxation law, and public law and policy.

Professional relevance

Our Law degrees have been developed with an Advisory Committee of senior judges and lawyers who have all given it their enthusiastic endorsement. Our lecturers have strong connections with legal practice and understand the contemporary needs of the legal profession.

Already completed your practical legal training?

If you’ve already completed your Practical Legal Training (PLT) program (at another institution), we will give you credit from that PLT program to halve your Honours degree (namely the Honours electives half). You will complete an Honours degree in law in 4 years, including your Practical Legal Training – a great thing to have on your CV.

Career opportunities

Explore a career in the public service, government, politics, non-government organisations and private enterprise with your skills gained at USQ.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) articulates from the Bachelor of Laws. The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practice.. USQ does not offer practical legal training, but advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask USQ.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Law Honours approved courses 4
Total 8
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 10592
Domestic full fee paying AUD 18800

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Southern Queensland or other recognised bachelor's degree in law from a recognised university with a pass at either:

  • a credit level (grade point average of 5.0/7, that is 71.4 per cent) in the entire program and permission of the relevant Program Coordinator
  • a grade point average of 5.2/7 (75 per cent) in the third level of the Bachelor of Laws program, including an 'A' or better level pass in at least one course.
For a candidate with equivalent qualifications, special permission of the Executive Dean on the advice of the relevant Program Coordinator is required.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Apply with QTAC
If you're new to USQ
OR
Apply with USQ
If you're a current or previous USQ student (Not Head Start students)

QTAC codes

Mode Codes
External 904225
Springfield 924221
Toowoomba 904221

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.

Credit for previous study or work experience

You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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