Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Communication (Journalism)

Start studying this degree from home. Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, USC’s classes in Semester 2, 2020 are ready to be delivered online, though we’ll be teaching face-to-face again as soon as we can!

*International students who are offshore (outside of Australia) should contact USC International to discuss their study options.

QTAC applications are open now.

Where law and media intersect

Acquire the knowledge and ability for two professions in this double degree. The journalism component produces journalists with a strong sense of ethics, and practical skills in print, broadcast and digital media. At the same time, you will cover all the academic courses required for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia. From first year, you will engage in active learning experiences and gain practical legal skills.

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
CRICOS code
098467K
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
5 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$24,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$120,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ^It is recommended that students planning to study part-time apply for the Bachelor of Laws rather than a double degree.
Study location QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 018271
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 75.70 OP - 11 Rank - 77
USC program code
AR316
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
5 years full time or equivalent part time ^
Study mode
Blended Learning
Prerequisites
English (4,SA)
Total courses
40
Total units
480 units
Footnotes
  • ^It is recommended that students planning to study part-time apply for the Bachelor of Laws rather than a double degree.

In this program you will:

  • Develop cutting-edge problem-solving and communication skills to work across a range of media platforms.
  • Cover all the academic courses required for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia.
  • Research answers to legal problems, prepare advice, present legal argument, observe court proceedings, and take part in simulated court presentations in USC's Moot Court.
  • Develop your skills by working with Legal Service clients under legal supervision in law professional practice and also complete a journalism internship.
  • Have the option to complete Law Honours, usually without extending the time required to complete your degree.
Career opportunities:
  • Solicitor
  • Government legal officer
  • Journalist
  • Digital communications officer
  • Communications officer – corporate or government
  • Technical writer

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