Bachelor of - / Juris Doctor - Flexible Vertical Double Degree

Australian National University (ANU)

In a Flexible Vertical Double Degree program, students can combine a Bachelor degree and a Master degree from related disciplines for depth of knowledge and specialist skills; or combine degrees from different disciplines for breadth and transferrable skills. In this option students can combine a selection of ANU bachelor degrees (see with the Juris Doctor, the graduate law degree. If students have just fallen short of the marks they needed to study undergraduate Law at ANU, a Flexible Vertical Double Degree gives them another pathway to realising their dream.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: Canberra
Institution CRICOS: 00120C


  • Students must take one of the following Bachelor degrees: Archaeological Practice
  • Art History & Curatorship
  • Arts
  • Asian Studies
  • Classical Studies
  • Criminology
  • Development Studies
  • European Studies
  • Health Science
  • International Relations
  • International Security Studies
  • Music
  • Policy Studies
  • Political Science
  • Politics, Philosophy & Economics
  • Visual Arts, and then opt-in to a Juris Doctor

ANU is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. 

Our ranking and reputation draws students and staff from across Australia and around the globe, creating a vibrant and diverse community where everyone can feel at home. 

Around 5,000 students live on campus in catered or self-catered residential halls and lodges; a much greater proportion than at any other Australian university. 

Both live-in and day students take full advantage of our cafes and bistros for socialising, sport and recreational facilities for healthy timeout, and of course our state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.

We continue to future-proof our facilities through renewal and investment. For example, in partnership with the Australian Government, we’ll soon add a National Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Precinct to our $220M Science Precinct which opened in 2014.

Our academic staff are world leaders in their fields. They don’t teach from textbooks, they write them. They lead scientific discoveries, make technological advances and unearth our secret histories.  

ANU is known for its high staff-to-student ratio, so you will get to know your teachers and they will get to know you too.

At ANU, our award-winning and innovative degree programs put you in the driver’s seat and prepare you for jobs of the future. We are ranked #1 in Australia and #20 in the world for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2017-18). When you graduate, your education, experiences and achievements at ANU will help you stand out in a global jobs market.

You can choose from single degrees, Flexible Double Degrees, Flexible Vertical Double Degrees and research-intensive degrees; all designed so you can tailor your studies to suit your strengths, passions, and career aspirations. 

As Australia’s only national university, we have unique relationships with government, business and other leading institutions around the globe. This gives you opportunities to gain real-world experience through internships in Australia and overseas, such as the Washington internship in the US Congress for political science students. 

ANU is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities with our partners Cambridge, Oxford, Yale, Peking, Tokyo, Cape Town and Copenhagen universities, ETH Zurich, the National University of Singapore, and Berkeley, California.    

Adding an international dimension to your studies is easy with exchange and study abroad opportunities available through over 170 ANU partners worldwide. 

ANU offers services to support all aspects of student life – academic, social and personal – so you can get the most out of university and beyond.

ANU Academic Skills & Learning Centre
Develop the academic, critical thinking and communication skills you need to succeed at university. ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre gives you free and confidential help with your studies through one-on-one tutorials, workshops, podcasts and handouts.      

ANU Access & Inclusion
No matter your background or circumstances, ANU Access make sure you have the same access to opportunities as everyone else.

ANU Counselling Centre
Every now and then life can get tough. ANU Counselling Centre is a free, professional and confidential service for students facing difficulties. They also run group and seminar programs to support ongoing student health and wellbeing. 

ANU Health Service
A fully accredited primary health care provider for ANU students and staff right on campus. International students are billed through their Overseas Student Health Cover.

ANU Careers Centre
Need career guidance? ANU Careers Centre provides career planning and development tools, advice and job seeker services for current students and recent graduates.

ANU Students’ Association (ANUSA)
If you run into issues with accommodation, budgeting, study, or need legal advice or advocacy, ANUSA can help. They also oversee the many student-run clubs and societies on campus. 

ANU Sport
Make friends, keep fit and achieve through healthy competition. ANU Sport provide an exciting and professional range of sport and physical recreational activities.

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