Law + Communication

Bachelor of Communication (BCommun) + Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

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Perfect your communication and presentation skills by adding a communication degree to your law studies and gain a competitive edge in your career.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

    • 90
  • Course Code

    • B1353
    • H1274
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 096884J
  • Course Code

    • B1353
    • H1274
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

At Murdoch University you can combine a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with a Bachelor of Communication.

Adding a communication degree to your law qualification will help you hone your communication and problem-solving skills to give you a competitive edge in your career. Whether you’re presenting evidence in a court of law or meeting with your clients, you’ll learn the skills to make you a great communicator. You can choose to specialise in JournalismStrategic Communication or Global Media and Communication.

The combination of a Law and Communication degree means you will gain valuable, additional skills to use in your future career, including presentation skills, media liaison, broadcasting, writing, news media, public affairs, advocacy and more.

8 reasons to study a combined degree in Law and Communication at Murdoch

  • Get work experience through our Work Integrated Learning program which allows you to intern at local and international organisations. Some of our students have interned with Lifeline, RAC Arena and The Salvation Army.
  • 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, and more.
  • Earn credit towards your degree with hands on legal training in our award-winning clinic working with real clients in areas such as human rights, family law and indigenous issues.
  • Graduate with two qualifications, enhancing your career prospects and learning to work across different industries.
  • Get more real-world experience in our on-campus student creative consultancy MESH and work on real projects with real companies.
  • You’ll get the chance to follow in the footsteps of some of our students who have interned at the ABC, the West, Channel Seven, The Fremantle Herald and other Perth newsrooms.

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
  • refugee and family law
  • how to communicate global issues
  • media audiences, governance and globalisation
  • digital media skills.

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 communication degrees:

Here are some other combined degrees you might enjoy:

Your future career 

Studying law in combination with communication can lead to a career in any area or industry, from navigating human rights to pursuing a career in politics.

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:

  • Lawyer
  • Solicitor or Barrister
  • Corporate Communicator
  • Ambassador
  • Politician.

Professional recognition

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.

This degree is accredited by the Ministry of Law in Singapore, the Malaysian Bar Council and the Indian Bar Council.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

Course Structure

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.

See Course Structure

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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.

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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.

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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. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

Find a scholarship

 

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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.

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.

 

Your Application Checklist

  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • ATAR results

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)