Highlights

  • Leverage your previous study to graduate sooner.
  • Benefit from a course designed in consultation with industry to have a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge, understanding and experience.
  • Classes with leading and expert teachers.
  • Work placements and hands-on learning experiences that will prepare you for the real world of law.
  • Inner city facilities including the QUT Law Library and courtrooms.
  • A range of scholarships and support to assist you with your studies, life at uni and preparation for your career.

Highlights

  • Leverage your previous study to graduate sooner.
  • Benefit from a course designed in consultation with industry to have a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge, understanding and experience.
  • Classes with leading and expert teachers.
  • Work placements and hands-on learning experiences that will prepare you for the real world of law.
  • Inner city facilities including the QUT Law Library and courtrooms.
  • A range of scholarships and support to assist you with your studies, life at uni and preparation for your career.

Why choose this course?

QUT’s contemporary law degree will provide you with the knowledge and confidence you need to take advantage of employment opportunities in an array of legal careers, including growth areas such as intellectual property, and law and technology.

Through your study you will understand key areas of law and develop advanced knowledge in areas that interest you. Your study will also develop necessary legal skills such as legal research, problem solving, dispute resolution, 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.

Real-world learning

Our law teaching staff are award-winning academics who have worked in the industry and bring real-world experience and in-depth theoretical knowledge to the classroom. They work alongside industry partners to design our law courses and ensure content is current and up to industry standard. Graduates of this course can expect to develop the skills needed for an evolving legal career.

We also prepare our students for the real world with work-integrated learning. The School of Law offers several work-integrated learning opportunities spanning clinics, community justice projects and internships. This allows our students to engage in professional work experience while studying that counts as credit towards their degree.

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What to expect

If you have already completed a degree in another discipline this course recognises your prior learning and allows you to condense the law degree to complete it in three years full time, or six years part time.

Your law degree is made up of a combination of core (compulsory) and elective units. The core units include the units required for admission to legal practice and research units to provide you with essential skills for practice. You can pursue your interests through a wide range of elective units, for example, family law, succession law, international arbitration, commercial contracts and artificial intelligence, robots and the law. 

Our final year capstone unit includes a work placement in range of different legal workplaces or a virtual internship with a top-tier firm, providing you with the opportunity to engage with experienced lawyers and undertake authentic legal tasks. 

As this course has a condensed structure, university-wide minors and the law, technology and innovation minor are not available in this course. Units from the minor can be completed as electives within this course or if you wish to undertake the full law, technology and innovation minor as part of your studies please contact the faculty to discuss your options, phone (07)3138 2707 or law_enquiries@qut.edu.au.

Flexible delivery

We offer a flexible approach to your learning with full-time and part-time, on-campus and online learning available. Entry to the external mode of the course is available to students who reside within Australia. You may be required to be present at up to two attendance schools per year, depending on the units studied. You can accelerate your studies or reduce workloads during the year by taking full-fee summer program units. These units are often offered in intensive mode (two to three weeks of classes) to allow you to make the most of your summer holidays.

Assessment items or practicum

Designed in consultation with industry to ensure you acquire a strong foundation of knowledge and experience, our 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 group tutorials in core subjects
  • practical skills and industry connections from work placements in law firms, government departments and community organisations, industry projects, mock trials, mooting competitions, and analysis of real cases and legislation.

Peer support programs

We provide a variety of peer support programs so first-year students are encouraged to learn from students studying in their second and third year. These programs give you extra support in your transition to university. First-year students gain insight and perspective, while second-year and third-year students gain leadership experience.

Summer program

You can accelerate your studies or reduce workloads during the year by taking full-fee summer program units. We recognise the need for flexibility in your study and strive to ensure that units, both compulsory and elective, are offered during the summer holidays. These units are often offered in intensive mode (two to three weeks of classes) to allow you to make the most of your summer.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Although many of our graduates become legal practitioners, a law degree provides the perfect foundation for a range of careers in business, government, management consulting, accounting, recruitment, community sector, research, journalism and politics, among others. 

Admission to practice
If you want to become a solicitor or barrister at the end of your degree you will need to complete practical legal training (PLT) before you can apply, for admission to practice. Successful completion of PLT allows you to apply for admission as a solicitor. If you want to be a barrister, you will need to also pass the bar exams. We offer PLT through the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Professional recognition

This course is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. 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.

Read about the international professional recognition here.

Possible careers

  • Barrister
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Executive
  • Court Registrar
  • Crown Law Officer
  • Digital Economy Lawyer
  • Government Officer
  • In-house Counsel
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Academic
  • Legal Publishing
  • Legal Risk Manager
  • Legal Technology Specialist
  • Ministerial policy adviser
  • Policy Officer

Details and units

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) degree, students must complete 384 credit points of core and elective units. Students will be granted 96 credit points of advanced standing in place of general law electives.

The course is made up of:

  • 19 core units (240 credit points)
  • 2 general law electives* (24 credit points)
  • 24 credit points of advanced law electives (2 x 12 cp units or 1 x  24 cp unit)
  • Advanced standing (96 credit points)

*Students commencing from 2019 may choose an introductory law elective in place of one general law elective.

Honours Level Units

96 credit points of the following honours units will be used to determine the honours levels of the LLB (Hons):

  • Legal Research (LLH201)
  • Administrative Law (LLH206)
  • Ethics and the Legal Profession (LLH302)
  • Corporate Law (LLH305)
  • Legal Research Capstone (LLH401) (24 credit points)
  • 24 credit points of Advanced Law Electives

Year 1

Your first year provides a holistic, comprehensive and transitional learning experience, laying a solid foundation and assisting you to develop the skills and capabilities necessary to be a successful learner and legal professional.  Gaining a strong understanding of the law of torts (negligence, damages and no-fault compensation schemes), legal interviewing, legal problem solving, criminal law, legal research, the variety of contexts in which Australian law operates and developing a positive professional identity through the dispute resolution unit, is the focus of first year.  You can also select an introductory law elective unit OR a general law elective unit.

Year 2

You will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in contract law, administrative law, commercial and personal property law legal research, equity and trusts, constitutional law, administrative law and commercial and personal property law.  You can also select one general law elective unit to develop your knowledge and skills in your particular area of interest.

Year 3

In third year, you can choose two advanced law electives where you can further advance your practical legal knowledge and skills through such units as commercial contracts in practice, health law, public international law and theories of law. In addition, you will study real property law, commercial remedies, civil procedure, corporate law and undertake a legal research capstone project, which brings all of your acquired advanced legal knowledge and skills together.

NB Please note that the order of units studied will be slightly different if you enter the course mid-year.

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) degree, students must complete 384 credit points of core and elective units. Students will be granted 96 credit points of advanced standing in place of general law electives.

The course is made up of:

  • 19 core units (240 credit points)
  • 2 general law electives*  (24 credit points)
  • 24 credit points advanced law electives (2 x 12 cp units or 1 x 24 cp unit)
  • Advanced standing (96 credit points)

*Students commencing from 2019 may choose an introductory law elective in place of one general law elective.

Honours Level Units

96 credit points of the following honours units will be used to determine the honours levels of the LLB (Hons):

  • Legal Research (LLH201)
  • Administrative Law (LLH206)
  • Ethics and the Legal Profession (LLH302)
  • Corporate Law (LLH305)
  • Legal Research Capstone (LLH401) (24 credit points)
  • 24 credit points of Advanced Law Electives

Year 1

Your first year provides a holistic, comprehensive and transitional learning experience, laying a solid foundation and assisting you to develop the skills and capabilities necessary to be a successful learner and legal professional.  Gaining a strong understanding of the law of torts (negligence, damages and no-fault compensation schemes), legal interviewing, legal problem solving, criminal law, legal research, the variety of contexts in which Australian law operates and developing a positive professional identity through the dispute resolution unit, is the focus of first year.  You can also select one introductory law elective unit OR one general law elective unit.

Year 2

You will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in contract law, administrative law, commercial and personal property law legal research, equity and trusts, constitutional law, administrative law and commercial and personal property law.  You can also select one general law elective unit to develop your knowledge and skills in your particular area of interest.

Year 3

In third year, you can choose two advanced law electives where you can further advance your practical legal knowledge and skills through such units as commercial contracts in practice, health law, public international law and theories of law. In addition, you will study real property law, commercial remedies, civil procedure, corporate law and undertake a legal research capstone project, which brings all of your acquired advanced legal knowledge and skills together.

NB Please note that the order of units studied will be slightly different if you enter the course mid-year.

Requirements

ATAR/selection rank threshold
93.00
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2022.

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Course code
LW37
QTAC code
417651
CRICOS code
083020J
Delivery
  • Online
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Entry requirements

You must have a completed recognised non-law bachelor degree (or equivalent) with a minimum volume of learning of 1.00 year full-time (or equivalent).

Completed graduate diplomas, masters and/or doctorates are the accepted equivalents with a minimum volume of learning of 1.00 year full-time (or equivalent).

Selection ranks

You will be considered solely on the basis of the selection ranks from all of your prior degree studies plus any postgraduate studies you may have undertaken. Your other qualifications and experiences may be allocated selection ranks for entry to other QUT courses, but will not be considered for this course.

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Automatic Advanced Standing (credit)

If admitted to the graduate entry program you will automatically receive one year of advanced standing which will entitle you to complete the degree in three years (full-time).

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your ATAR or selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2022

417651 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) - Graduate Entry

This course is not open to current year 12 students. Selection ranks are only allocated for degree (or higher) studies. Thus, no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Prerequisite

A completed recognised non-law bachelor degree (or equivalent) with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: CSP $15,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2023 fees

2023: $30,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: CSP $14,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $30,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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International Merit Scholarship

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