Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award grantedBachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws
Campus

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool (first three years of course only), Cloud (online)

Cloud CampusYes
Duration5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code015206G
Deakin course codeD312

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Professional recognition

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.

Alternative exits

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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course rules

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
  • MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)

The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Arts include:-

  • Level 3 - at least 4 credit points

Course structure

Units

To assist you in following the course rules:

Please see course entry for Bachelor of Arts (A300) and Bachelor of Laws (M312) to view the units to be completed.