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Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies

Australian Catholic University
Program overview
5 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
Melbourne (Australia)
Contact university for dates and tuition fees  (English)
North Sydney
Contact university for dates and tuition fees  (English)

Program description

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies

This unique degree is designed to develop an awareness of the broader context in which legal issues arise including the political, historical, philosophical and economic dimensions.

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies also offers an international education, and you will be required to study abroad (ACU has over 60 partner institutions around the world) and/or do an internship that provides international work experience in your third year.

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Global Studies produces well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. As a graduate you can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • careers in the public sector both local and international
  • government service including the diplomatic service, the United Nations system, other international organizations and NGOs
  • social entrepreneurship and companies with global outreach
  • international relations
  • journalism including travel journalism and tourism.

Career paths

This double degree is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a wide range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment.

Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including: private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organizations such as universities or public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide range of organizations from corporations to trade unions; public interest legal work in community legal centers; and legal research.

Completing this double degree is also excellent preparation for a career in areas as diverse as the public sector, both local and international; government service, including diplomatic service, both local and international; the United Nations system and other international organizations; social entrepreneurship and companies with a global outreach; international relations; journalism, including travel journalism; and travel and tourism.

Admission requirements

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants whose first language is not English must have either:

  1. Successfully completed at least two full–time years of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English; or
  2. Demonstrated their English proficiency, as set out below:
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall Score 7.0, Individual Score of 6.5 in all tests.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL): from an Internet–based total of 100 – minimum of 25 in writing, speaking, reading and listening.

English language requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Overall score of 7.0, Individual score of 6.5 for all tests.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic): from an Internet based total of 100 – minimum of 25 in writing, speaking, reading and listening.


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Pathways to further study

The degree provides a pathway to specializations in a variety of legal, arts and social sciences related disciplines.

Professional recognition

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognized for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia.

About this institute

Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a public university in Australia which aims to empower students to think critically and ethically, and to gain the skills to bring about change in their communities, industries, and professions. ACU is funded by the...


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Contact info

Australian Catholic University

115 Victoria Parade
3065 Fitzroy
Australia


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