Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Science

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 science intertwine.

Combine law with science in this double degree, making yourself valuable to legal teams when it comes to cases that involve scientific evidence such as crime scenes or patent issues. This diverse double degree is designed to nurture your problem-solving and analytical skills and rewards attention to detail. You’ll spend plenty of time in the laboratory as part of the science degree, with the rest of the time spent learning from qualified lawyers working in the legal field. Law Honours is available, usually without extending the time required to complete your degree

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
CRICOS code
094767G
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
5 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$26,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$130,000
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 018281
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 75.70 OP - 11 Rank - 77
USC program code
SA308
Commence
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
5 years full time or equivalent part time ^
Study mode
Blended Learning
Prerequisites
English (4,SA)
Recommended prior study
Maths B or C; at least one of the sciences (preferably Chemistry)
Total courses
40
Total units
480
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:

  • Research answers to legal problems, prepare advice, present legal argument, observe court proceedings, and take part in simulated court presentations in our new Moot Court venue
  • Develop your skills by working with legal service clients under legal supervision in law practice
  • Major in a science area such as biology, biotechnology, chemistry, ecology or mathematics
  • Work in laboratories to run tests and conduct experiments

Majors

Science majors: Biology; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Ecology; Mathematics.

Career opportunities

This double degree program develops skills applicable to many areas of employment including as a solicitor, barrister, patent attorney, government legal officer, scientist or others depending on the science major studied.

Registration

The degree is an approved academic qualification for admission to the legal profession. Graduates must undertake a further period of practical legal training before being admitted as a legal practitioner.

What will I study?

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The study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this study sequence to guide enrolment.

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