Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts

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.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1370

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

5 years

Selection rank

90

CRICOS code

008281K
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Murdoch law students can work with real clients in a real legal practice setting.

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Overview

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.

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

  1. Join WA’s largest and most successful mooting program, competing across Australia and the world.
  2. Graduate with two qualifications, enhancing your career prospects and learning to work across different industries.
  3. 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.

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

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:

  • Lawyer
  • Solicitor or Barrister
  • Roles in federal, state or local government
  • 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 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.

This degree is accredited by the Malaysian Bar Council and the Indian Bar Council.

For further admission information about this course, please visit Murdoch Admission Information - Laws (Combined).

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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

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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