Gain a competitive edge in your law career by combining your Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Arts, which will allow you to specialise in areas such as politics.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
At Murdoch University you can combine a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with a Bachelor of Arts.
Adding an arts degree to your law qualification will help you hone your communication and problem-solving skills to give you a competitive edge in your career.
The combination of a Law and Arts degree means you'll gain valuable additional skills to use in your future career, including presentation skills, media liaison, language skills or knowledge of polices and international relations.
8 reasons to study a combined degree in Law and Arts at Murdoch
- Get work experience through our Work Integrated Learning program which allows you to intern at local and international organisations.
- Join WA’s largest and most successful mooting program, competing across Australia and the world.
- Make new friends, enjoy some fun social events and build your network as a member of the Murdoch Student Law Society (MSLS).
- Travel while you earn credit towards your degree, with opportunities to study in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan and more.
- Graduate with two qualifications, enhancing your career prospects and learning to work across different industries.
- Follow in the footsteps of other Murdoch thinkers who have been involved in High Court cases, even influencing a decision from the UN Human Rights Committee which resulted in state and federal parliamentary enquiries.
- Create an e-portfolio of your work to showcase to employers when you graduate.
- Work with real organisations on real projects, and complete internships through our work integrated learning program. Some of our students have worked with the Blue Room, WA Fringe Festival and the Heath Ledger Theatre.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. As part of your law degree, you'll learn:
- criminal law and procedure
- legal protection of international human rights
- refugee and family law
- introduction to mooting
- introduction to legal practice.
Depending on your chosen arts major, you may also learn:
- professional writing and editing
- acting and producing for the stage
- events, policy and evaluation
- overseas aid and international development
- global and regional sustainability
- how society, culture and the people around us influence our behaviour
- advanced communication skills
- Japanese language: speaking, listening, writing, and reading
- international aid and development in practice
- the international political economy
- public policy.
Customise your course
A combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. In addition to law, you can major in the following arts degrees:
- Theatre and Drama
- Community Development
- Global Politics and Policy
- International Aid and Development
- Sustainable Development
- Tourism and Events
- English and Creative Writing
- Theatre and Drama.
Here are some other combined degrees you might enjoy:
- Law + Business
- Law + Commerce
- Law + Communication
- Law + Criminology
- Law + Global Security
- Law + Psychology
- Law + Science.
Your future career
Studying law in combination with arts can lead to a career in any area or industry, from navigating human rights to exploring emerging fields such as artificial intelligence.
You could work in the public or private sector, fighting for the rights of those who are disadvantaged or unfairly treated, and creating a better society.
Careers could include:
- Solicitor or Barrister
- roles in federal, state or local government
The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree meets the educational requirements of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia for admission as a practising lawyer. If you would like to become a practising lawyer, you can complete your practical legal training (known as PLT) on campus thanks to our partnerships with Leo Cussen and College of Law.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
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.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
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