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|Award granted||Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$9,536 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|CRICOS course code||015203K|
|VTAC Codes||1400414001 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400514001 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||D331|
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Combining another degree with a Bachelor of Laws is an excellent way to enhance understanding of the context in which the law operates. In the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws combined course, students can combine studies in law with studies in science, such as Environmental Science, Natural History, Chemistry and Materials Science, Animal Biology, Plant Biology, Cell Biology, Human Biology and Mathematical Modelling. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment and the Faculty of Business and Law are responsible for this combined course, which leads to the awards of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become a barrister and solicitor in Victoria set by the Council of Legal Education (COLE). 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 course.
This combined course consists of 40 credit points of study. Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Bachelor of Science and 24 credit points in the Bachelor of Laws. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Science (S320) 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 Law elective units. In addition, students are required to complete the prescribed Professional Experience in order to be eligible to graduate.
See course entry for Bachelor of Science (S320) or Bachelor of Laws (M312).
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English; entry for non-school leavers will be based on ALSET results, GPA from Bachelor level or postgraduate studies from courses undertaken during or after 2003. For information on the ALSET please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/law/undergrad/alset.php
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.