Undergraduate

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science

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

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1324

Study mode

Full Time or Part Time

Duration (years)

5

Selection rank

90

CRICOS code

010222C
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Globally accredited law degree

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Overview

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, Environmental Management and Sustainability or Information Technology. 

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.

If you want a future at the cutting edge of Law, combining your Bachelor of Laws with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology will allow you to remain at the forefront of the industry and ahead of demands. You will gain an understanding for people and the impacts that technology has made to our lives and our culture, allowing you to future-proof your career.

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

  • 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.

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.

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:

  • 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, and has specific pre-requisites for registration that you must meet to qualify for admission.
 
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.

 

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Structure

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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