Explore the legal system and the way it shapes our society through a range of issues such as welfare law and human trafficking.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
In our Legal Studies course, you will explore the legal system and how it shapes our society. You’ll broaden your understanding of the role and operation of law, the structure of the Australian legal system and case law and legislation and the interaction of law with other disciplines and social groupings.
You’ll explore a range of issues, including human trafficking, crimes against humanity and social and welfare law.
You will learn about dispute resolution and have the opportunity to develop your own dispute resolution skills.
This course offers a range of elective choices so you can tailor your major to suit your areas of interest.
When you graduate you will have employment opportunities within the court and corrections facilities, police services, youth work, community groups and government departments.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth campus and external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Law
- Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) in Legal Studies
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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