Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

The University of Queensland

This dual degree program allows students to combine studies in law with a wide range of majors in the arts. The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons)) degree is a passport to exceptional success in the employment market: as a barrister or solicitor in private practice, as a prosecutor of crime, as a community lawyer, as a legal officer in the public service, as in-house counsel for a large corporation, or, when combined with another degree in any one of a wide range of positions in areas such as foreign affairs, industrial relations, management, or politics. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the concepts, principles, policies and values of the law both in Australia and other jurisdictions. It will also see students develop outstanding skills in critical analysis, thought and argument, skills which will be valuable in whatever career is eventually chosen. BA studies will provide students with highly developed skills in written communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and interpersonal understanding.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: St Lucia
Institution CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Subjects

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander studies
  • Ancient history
  • Ancient history/history
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art history
  • Chinese
  • Chinese translation & interpreting
  • Classical languages
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • English literature
  • Film & television studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism & mass communication
  • Korean
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Media & digital cultures
  • Music
  • Peace & conflict studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Popular music & technology
  • Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society
  • Professional writing and communication
  • Psychology
  • Public policy
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports studies
  • Studies in religion
  • Writing
  • Laws

Ranked in the top 51 universities in the world as measured by the QS World University Rankings*, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's leading higher education institutions with:

  • more awards for teaching excellence than any other Australian university
  • exceptional program choice across a wide range of study areas at undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degree levels
  • opportunities for students to gain practical experience and make valuable connections with prospective employers through internships and work placements
  • the chance for students to study part of their degree overseas at one of the university's many highly ranked partner institutions.

With campuses based in and around the city of Brisbane, you will enjoy a diverse community of more than 50,000 students, including over 12,600 international students from 140 different countries across the globe.

Just seven kilometres from Brisbane's city centre, UQ St Lucia - UQ's largest campus - is renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses. UQ St Lucia's beautiful sandstone architecture, parklands and lakes encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland's largest research library and fully equipped laboratories and lecture theatres.

UQ provides a comprehensive range of support services and orientation programs to help international students settle into Australia and enjoy the best possible study experience. These include:

  • in-country and online pre-departure sessions
  • airport pick-up for new international students
  • accommodation services
  • study skills workshops
  • free English language support
  • international student advisors
  • counselling
  • careers support
  • health and disability services
  • multi-faith chaplaincy service.

Student Services also coordinates Mates@UQ - a free program for all UQ students that encourages social and academic networks between Australian and international students at social events such as live music, barbecues, movies and dinners.

UQ students can benefit from a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies, including access to more than 200 affiliated clubs and societies - from the Debating Society to the Yoga and Meditation Club - as well as sports and cultural facilities.

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