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- Be in demand – 90% of our Law graduates are in full time work within 4 months of graduation.
- Gain a valuable commercial perspective, ideal for specialist areas such as corporate law, company takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, compliance law, taxation law, insolvency practice and intellectual property law.
- Complete 2 separate degrees in 5.5 years full-time.
- Study a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
- Meets academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Australia.
|QTAC course code||419222|
|QUT course code||IX71|
|Course duration||5.5 years full-time|
|Start month||2014 February|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
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Why choose this course?
This course is one of the most popular double degrees because of the variety of options it offers to graduates. A business and law double degree offers a powerful combination of business and law skills that provides a broad base of commercial knowledge and will enhance your career in the law or business environments. Your business knowledge and skills will provide a valuable commercial perspective ideal for specialist areas such as corporate law, company takeovers, corporate governance, taxation law and intellectual property law.
Business majors include accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, management, marketing, human resource management, international business and public relations, giving a broad range of specialty areas to focus your career on. Accountancy is a popular complementary choice of major for business/law students, providing you with formal recognition from peak bodies in both professions.
You will be sought after by employers and prepared for the real world of law, as 90% of our law graduates are in full-time employment within 4 months of completing their degree.
QUT’s contemporary law degree prepares you to think ahead and allows you to take advantage of employment opportunities in growth areas or newly emerging sectors, such as mining and resources, intellectual property and technology.
As a QUT law student, you will benefit immediately and into the future from:
- a course that has been designed in consultation with industry to have a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge, understanding and experience
- meaningful connections with high profile industry employers
- practical and effective hands-on learning experiences during your studies
- classes with leading and internationally renowned law experts
- international study and placement opportunities
- our high quality Clayton Utz Law Library, expert librarians and eMoot Court facilities
- the convenience of a city-based campus.
Real world learning
As a QUT law student, you will benefit from a course that is designed for the real world, with a wide range of study choices so you can tailor the degree to your career and personal interests.
QUT's law degree will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to apply the law in an array of careers. Through your study you will understand key areas of law and develop a broad range of skills and values in areas such as legal research, problem solving, and oral and written communication. Our course will also help you understand and promote the ethical standards of the legal profession and to appreciate international and Indigenous perspectives.
As our courses are designed in consultation with industry to ensure you acquire a strong foundation of knowledge and experience, you will also gain skills needed to address legal issues in ways that reflect modern community, corporate and government practices. For example, you will learn collaboration and mutually beneficial decision-making skills from the wide variety of work placements, internships, legal clinics and volunteering opportunities we provide.
In addition, you will have unique mentoring and effective learning opportunities available to you through Crime Club, peer-to-peer mentoring and when competing in international and national mooting competitions.
This double degree offers you the ultimate in career choice. You may find employment as a legal practitioner, barrister, in-house counsel, government lawyer, policy officer or adviser or take on roles in business or industry such as an accountant or merchant banker. Your business degree will give you a broad base of commercial knowledge, making you more attractive to employers in legal environments.
QUT's law degree gives you the opportunity to choose elective units that align with your career interests.
This course is ideal for specialist areas such as corporate law, company takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, compliance law, taxation law, insolvency practice and intellectual property law.
QUT Law is also dedicated to your successful career in legal practice as we are Brisbane’s only university to offer a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course and have offered this course for over 30 years.
If you want to become a lawyer at the end of your degree, you will need to complete further practical legal training (PLT) before you can apply for admission to practice. We offer PLT in the form of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, provides the knowledge, skills, understanding and values required to become a competent entry-level legal practitioner. The course is available full-time or part-time online or full-time on campus study (International students are eligible for full-time on campus study only). The course complies with the Law Admissions Consultative Council’s Competency Standards for entry-level lawyers and is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board.
The Bachelor of Laws is also recognised for solicitor’s admission in East Malaysia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and in India and West Malaysia after completion of these countries’ qualifying examinations.
Please refer to the Bachelor of Business online course information for professional recognition details on your intended business major.
Assessment Items, Practicum
QUT's law programmes support and develop students to successfully transition from university to their legal career.
Students benefit from innovative, scholarly teaching and learning through:
- progressive assessments and open book exams
- an emphasis on independent learning and research skills
- small groups in core subjects
- practical skills and industry connections from work placements, industry projects, mock trials, mooting competitions and analysis of real cases and legislation.
Bachelor of Business (Honours) option
High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).
You will study a combination of business and law units in the first four years, with law units only in the final years. You will also have the opportunity to choose elective units relevant to your career interests.
Students are required to complete 528 credit points, comprised of 192 credit points for the Bachelor of Business program and 336 credit points for the Bachelor of Laws program.
Business students will complete 96 credit points (16 units) consisting of eight Business School core units and an eight unit major. As the content of BSB111 Business Law and Ethics overlaps with the Bachelor of Laws, it has been replaced by MGB223 Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Students must choose a major from:
- Human resource management
- International business
- Public relations.
All course structures
Guide to entry cut-offs
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Accountancy, finance, economics and marketing majors also requires 4 SA in Maths A, B or C.
Did you get an OP 1-5?
If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: CSP $5,100 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (419222) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.
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