Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of International Studies|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Duration||5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||075600M|
|Deakin course code||D323|
Please note: Students enrolled in this combined course will be required to undertake units of study at both Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Waterfront (Geelong).
There has been a pronounced internationalisation of the practice of law in the last decade, so this course is designed for students seeking a broader education and an international edge for their future career. The study is based on an international orientation, and students will have a commitment to studying at an overseas university or taking up an internship with an overseas organisation. This course will enable students to: develop their understanding of the international forces shaping government, business and community life in contemporary Australia; analyse and interpret these forces; develop cross-cultural competencies through an internationally oriented curriculum; participate in an international study experience; and learn the principles of 'the internationalisation of the law'.
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
To complete the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies, students must attain a total of 40 credit points consisting of 24 credit points from the Faculty of Business and Law and 16 credit points from the Faculty of Arts. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Laws (M312) and the Bachelor of International Studies (A326) 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)
For students who commenced from 2014 onwards, the 16 credit points from the Bachelor of International Studies include:-
- 6 credit points of core units
- an 8 credit point major sequence
- an approved international experience (2 credit points minimum) to be completed in the third or fourth year of the course
For students who commenced between 2012 and 2013, the 16 credit points from the Bachelor of International Studies include:-
- 4 credit points of core units
- an 8 credit point major sequence
- an approved international experience (2 to 4 credit points) to be completed in the third or fourth year of the course
To assist you in following the course rules: