Law + Science (Combined)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) + Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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Get ready for a fascinating career as you add a scientific specialisation such as Forensic Biology and Toxicology, Environmental Science or Environmental Management and Sustainability to your Law degree.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

    • 90
  • Course Code

    • B1324
    • H1250
  • 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

    • 010222C
  • Course Code

    • B1324
    • H1250
  • 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

By adding a science degree to your law degree, you’ll develop the kind of observation, analysis and reasoning skills that will give you a competitive edge in your career.

You can combine a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with a range of science degrees and choose to major in Forensic Biology and Toxicology, Environmental Science or Environmental Management and Sustainability

As an example, if you combined the Bachelor of Laws with the Bachelor of Science in Forensic Biology and Toxicology, you would learn the most up-to-date techniques to gather, analyse and present scientific evidence, such as DNA profiling and drug metabolism, in a court of law.

If you’re more interested in environmental science and sustainability, you could combine the Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science or Environmental Management and Sustainability. You would explore how to create a better environment for people while sustaining biodiversity and world resources and examine the relationships between air, land, water, plants, animals and people to address the challenges arising from our interactions with our environment.

9 reasons to study a combined degree in Law and Science at Murdoch

  • Get valuable work experience through our Work Integrated Learning program, which allows you to intern at real law firms, organisations and clinics in your law degree.
  • Work with international and local organisations on real projects as part of our work integrated learning program. In 2018, a group of our students travelled to Malaysia to take part in an elite forensic science program, where they learnt from forensic investigators who worked on the MH17 case.
  • Get hands-on experience as you apply DNA sequencing and other forensic techniques from the lab to simulated crime scenes on and off-campus through your forensic science degree.
  • Work with turtles, quendas, endangered Carnaby’s and other black cockatoos on campus, living in a sustainable ‘green development’ landscape as part of your environmental Science degree.
  • Travel while you earn credit towards your law degree, with opportunities to study in Italy, Switzerland, India or take on an internship in Germany.
  • 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, a unique skillset and even more career opportunities.
  • Gain an understanding of how both legal and policy frameworks are integral to environmental management.
  • Volunteer with external organisations or get involved in restoration projects and research on campus.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • the legal protection of international human rights
  • water and earth science
  • forensic DNA analysis
  • environmental restoration
  • global and regional sustainability.

Customise your course

A combined degree enhances your career prospects and allows you to specialise in two areas of study. Here are some other combined degrees you might enjoy:

Your future career

A combination of law and science degrees will give you the skills, knowledge and ways of thinking you need to purse a wide range of rewarding careers across many industries.

Careers could include:

  • Defence Lawyer
  • Restoration Ecologist
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Crime Scene Officer
  • Atmospheric or Climate Change Scientist.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree meets the educational requirements of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia for admission as a practicing 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.

Our Murdoch Law 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.

 

  • Location

    • Perth Campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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  • 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!

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

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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)