Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies

Course summary for international students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of International Studies
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$30,000 AUD
CRICOS course code075600M
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 7 (with no band score less than 6.5) or equivalent

VTAC Codes1400415333 - Waterfront (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400515333 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Deakin course code D323
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Students enrolled in this combined course will be required to undertake units of study at both Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and the Waterfront (Geelong).

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email au for more information about 2016 fees.

Course rules

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Studies course comprises 40 credit points of study. Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Faculty of Arts and Education and 24 credit points in the Faculty of Business and Law. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of International Studies (A326) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied.

Within the 24 credit points required in the Bachelor of Laws, 21 credit points are core and 3 credit points are studied as elective Law units. In addition, students are required to complete the prescribed Professional Experience in order to be eligible to graduate.

Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of International Studies:

Students who commenced from 2014:
•    must complete 6 credit points of core units, an 8-credit-point major sequence and an approved international experience (2 credit points minimum). It is envisaged that students would complete the international experience in the third or fourth year of their course.  

Students who commenced between 2012 and 2013:
•    must complete 4 credit points of core units, an 8-credit-point major sequence and an approved international experience (2 to 4 credit points). It is envisaged that students would complete the international experience in the third or fourth year of their course. 

See course entry Bachelor of Laws (M312) or Bachelor of International Studies (A326).

Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact