Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws|
Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool (first three years of course only), Cloud (online)
|Duration||5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||015206G|
|Deakin course code||D312|
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Professional recognition
- Alternative exits
- Fees and charges
- Course rules
- Course structure
Combining an Arts degree with a Law degree enhances students' understanding of the context in which the law operates. In this combined Arts/Law course students can choose to study areas such as history, sociology, philosophy, politics or literature in addition to studies in Law. The Faculty of Arts and Education and the Faculty of Business and Law are responsible for this combined course, which leads to the awards of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws.
Indicative student workload
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become an Australian Lawyer set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking entry is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course.
|Bachelor of Arts (A300)|
|Bachelor of Laws (M312)|
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
To complete the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, students must attain a total of 40 credit points, consisting of 16 credit points from the Faculty of Arts and Education and 24 credit points from the Faculty of Business and Law. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts (A300) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
The 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws include:-
- 21 credit points of core units
- 3 credit points of elective units
- prescribed Professional Experience
The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Arts include:-
- Level 3 - at least 4 credit points
- either two major sequences, or a major sequence and a minor sequence
To assist you in following the course rules: