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- Be in demand - the majority of our Law graduates are in full-time work or further study within 4 months of graduation.
- When completed in a minimum of three calendar years, it meets the academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Australia.
- Flexible learning options such as downloadable lectures, 24 hour computer labs, electronic moot court.
- External education available for Australian students outside Brisbane.
- Recognised for solicitor’s admission in East Malaysia, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea (also in India and West Malaysia after completion of qualifying exams).
|QTAC course code||417651 internal; 417655 external|
|QUT course code||LW35|
|Course duration||3 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February|
QUT offers a graduate entry course open to graduates of non-law degrees. The course recognises the prior learnings and experiences that have been acquired by graduates from their first degree, and allows students to complete the law course in three years full-time or five years part-time or external.
Entry requirements to the graduate course are the same as those for the standard Bachelor of Laws (LLB) course, with the additional requirement that a three-year bachelor degree from an approved university be held in a non-law discipline.
As you progress through your degree you will complete the 18 compulsory units required for admission as a legal practitioner. You will also choose elective units that align with your career interests. The law course provides many opportunities for study in elective areas. Although many of our graduates become practising lawyers, we recognise that a law degree may also provide the foundation for a career in government, a community organisation or business.
We offer elective study relevant to the following career paths:
- general legal practice – work as a lawyer across a wide range of different legal areas
- specialist legal practice – work as a lawyer specialising in a particular area of the law, such as property, family or media law
- advocacy and dispute resolution – act for clients in court or resolve disputes through negotiation and mediation processes
- public sector – work in policy, research or administration in a government department
- private enterprise – work in management or administration in a business.
QUT law graduates have an excellent track record of securing exciting positions. Over the past five years more than 90 per cent of graduates have been in full-time work or further full-time study within four months of their graduation.
Real world learning
At the end of your law degree you will have completed the necessary units for admission to legal practice in Australia. If you want to become a practising lawyer you will need to complete further practical legal training(PLT) and then apply for admission.
QUT’s PLT, 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 in full-time, internal mode and part-time, online mode. 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.
Minimum academic requirements
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Guide to entry cut-offs
Note: Admission to course is based on prior study in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements. Applicants for external studies must also satisfy the External Studies prerequisite. Please refer to Entry Requirements.
Minimum English language requirements
Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System)|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)|
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You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.
Additional entry requirements
Applicants must have completed a non-law bachelor degree (or equivalent).
Students who are admitted to the graduate entry program will automatically received one year of advanced standing which will entitle the student to complete the degree in three years (full-time).
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: $11,600 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: $11,000 (indicative) per Semester (subject to annual review)
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
How to apply for Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
You're ready to apply if you have:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
- Checked important dates
- Semester 1
201318 January Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 3, 4 and 5 applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.8 February Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 1 and 2 applicants and onshore applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.
- Semester 2
20137 June Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 3, 4 and 5 applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.5 July Final date for accepting applications (degree programs only) from offshore Assessment Level 1 and 2 applicants and onshore applicants. Student visa assessment levels are available.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements
- Checked costs and scholarships
- Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
- Gathered supporting documents
All done? Then you're ready to apply.