Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Global Security

Learn how to address some of the world’s biggest security challenges. In this combined degree, you’ll explore the role of the law and how it overlaps with terrorism and counterterrorism.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1365

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

5

Selection rank

90

CRICOS code

097991J
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SCALES Legal Clinic

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

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Before you graduate through the Murdoch University Cold Case Review initiative. 

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Overview

Terrorism isn’t just about religious violence. It can come in many forms such as political violence and transnational crime like money laundering.

In this course, you’ll explore the complex causes of terrorism, how it is shaping the world, and what can be done about it.

As part of your Bachelor of Global Security, you’ll get a deep understanding of the security challenges of the Indo-Pacific region (including Australia) and potential solutions in the form of counterterrorism.

Combining your studies in Global Security with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) will give you new perspectives on a range of domestic and global issues, and how the law and policies change in response to these issues.

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

  1. This combined degree is not offered anywhere else in Australia.
  2. Graduate with two qualifications, giving you a unique skillset and even more career opportunities.
  3. Work on real cases in collaboration with our SCALES Community Legal Clinic, simulate court proceedings through our mooting program, and apply for internships to get practical experience.

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:

  • Trial advocacy
  • Legal protection of international human rights
  • Refugee law
  • Terrorism in a globalised world
  • Middle East politics and security

Your future career

Across the world, organisations are facing more dangerous and varied security threats than ever before. When you graduate with a combined degree in Law and Global Security, you could pursue a wide range of career opportunities in the intelligence services, the legal sector, and in state and national government departments. Careers could include:

  • Intelligence Services (private or public)
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Practitioner
  • Security Analyst
  • Customs and Protections Officer
  • Defence Force or Border Force Officer
  • State and Federal Law Enforcement Officer

You could work in a range of industries including security and cybersecurity, law enforcement, foreign affairs and aid, the court and legal system, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or other areas.

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 more details about this course, please visit Murdoch Admission Information - Laws (Combined). 

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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.

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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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