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Laws, Arts

Bachelor Double Degree

BB-LAWART

Course
Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 90
CRICOS
077965K
Duration
4 years, 6 months full-time
Credit
1000
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

This double degree is designed to provide you with a professional qualification which prepares you for legal practice, but also gives you a strong background in either International Relations or Journalism.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Global education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

This double degree is designed to provide you with a professional qualification which prepares you for legal practice, but also gives you a strong background in either International Relations or Journalism, which may particularly suit you if you're interested in human rights and international law.

Curtin’s Bachelor of Laws offers a rich and professionally relevant coverage of foundational areas of legal knowledge as well as developing the core skills essential to effective legal practice. It will give you a professional legal qualification allowing you admission to practise as a lawyer, including the giving of legal advice and appearing in court. It will also give you a strong commercial awareness and the opportunity to focus on industry.

This course is strongly commercially focused and has an emphasis on industry connectedness and innovative teaching,  with students being exposed from early in their studies to the culture, community and ethics of legal practice. In their second and third years of study, students will study in trimesters, enabling them to complete 300 credits in each year. Overall, students can complete the equivalent of 4 years of academic study in three calendar years.

Students will gain practical legal experience at our state of the art city campus at 57 Murray Street, complete with digital moot court and John Curtin Law Clinic, near the District Court and in the heart of Perth’s legal precinct. The course can only be completed internally.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

At Curtin Business School, working practitioners bring degree programs to life. You'll be motivated by the real-life stories and industry exposure. In this new LLB degree, high-quality teaching staff aim to give you first-hand insight and knowledge of the legal profession.

The Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) degree is forward thinking and practical, and offers a comprehensive grounding in theory and the opportunity to gain a range of skills. Integrated professional practice units enhance the course's relevance and give opportunities for professional work experience, networking and community engagement.

How this course will make you industry ready

Curtin designs courses with careers in mind. You’ll get to work closely with business and industry during your degree. You can really get involved in your chosen field through classes, mentoring programs, voluntary work and industry placements. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills that are relevant to industry needs and be ready to make a difference from day one.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

What you'll learn

  • apply knowledge of the Australian legal system, statutory rules and case law principles in both the fundamental areas of legal knowledge and a range of elective fields to the resolution of legal problems; apply broad discipline knowledge in a range of theoretical and practical situations through research and practical application
  • critically and creatively analyse legal problems to articulate the issues involved and apply legal reasoning to make a considered choice between competing solutions; think creatively and critically to generate innovative solutions to complex social, political and artistic problems
  • identify, access, assess and synthesise relevant information from primary legal sources such as cases and legislation and secondary sources such as journal articles and commentaries (including electronic versions of these sources) and gather relevant oral and documentary evidence; access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from a range of sources
  • communicate the outcomes of legal research and analysis effectively, appropriately and persuasively to colleagues, to clients and to other professionals and the broader community; communicate effectively in professional and public contexts
  • use appropriate electronic legal databases for research purposes and be able to communicate effectively in electronic forms; apply technologies appropriately
  • maintain intellectual curiosity as to justice and its practical application in the legal system, be able to identify areas where their legal knowledge and skills require further development, and to critically reflect on their own performance as legal professionals, making use of feedback as appropriate; demonstrate responsibility and lifelong learning skills by applying critical reflection and being proactive
  • articulate the similarities and differences between local and other jurisdictions, including interstate and overseas ones, and be aware of the principles of public and private international law; describe global and cultural issues and their impact
  • articulate distinct concepts of law, justice and human rights, with an awareness of different legal traditions and cultures, particularly indigenous cultures; identify how and where indigenous persons and other identifiable social groups are differentially impacted by the legal system; demonstrate respect for human rights, cultural diversity and the particular rights of Indigenous Australians
  • work independently, as well as collaboratively, with a developing sense of the ethical issues that arise in legal practice and how these may be resolved; work ethically and professionally, both within a team and independently

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 12
HKDSE 23
IB 33
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 80
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 90
WAUFP (CPS) 70
India (CBSE) 82.5%
India (HSC) 85%
Sri Lanka 12

Please select a country above.

Other requirements and notes for this course


In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $30*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,800*
Total indicative course fee $148,500*
Indicative year 1 fee $29,700*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: BB-LAWART
  • CRICOS code: 077965K
  • Last updated on: June 4, 2020