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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Bachelor of Laws - SCB101

If you’ve aspired to a career in legal practice, then UC's Bachelor of Laws will help get you there in no time. Our highly practical approach is a marked strength, and continues to set our law degree apart from the rest.

With small class sizes, a purpose-built eMoot Court and highly qualified and experienced staff, you’ll be encouraged to develop your advocacy abilities and legal skills while understanding their connection to legal history and law in context.

You can tailor your individual study program by selecting a variety of electives across many areas of law, and even choose to accelerate your studies with winter term subjects. The course will ground your education in the latest legal innovations, develop your communication and interpersonal skills and allow you to become an agile, ethical and effective legal professional.

Graduate Entry
Experience counts at UC.

If you’ve already completed an Australian Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, you’ll be able to complete our Bachelor of Laws in 3 years instead of 4. Credit is simply applied towards your open electives, which means you can complete your studies sooner.   

Study a Bachelor of Laws at UC and you will:

  • Undertake in-depth study of key areas of law that give you the required academic knowledge for admission to Australian legal practice
  • Choose from an array of specialist electives that include environmental law, government law, gender, commercial law, technology, legal innovation and more
  • Participate in a program of study with a proven track record of excellence in graduate employment outcomes and work-integrated learning
  • Have the option of completing Honours in your final year of study. This allows you to graduate with a deeper understanding of the various technical and theoretical aspects of the law and can help prepare you for a variety of roles within and outside the justice sector


Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
10 Days
Provisional/ unconditional offer
20 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

  • Solicitor*
  • Barrister*
  • Associate*
  • Judge*
  • Judge’s associate
  • Magistrate*
  • Registrar
  • Policy adviser
  • Legal researcher
  • Community lawyer*
  • Justice policy officer
  • Parliamentary counsel
  • Legislative drafter
  • Law reform officer
  • Finance sector
  • Governance
  • Management
  • Licensing
  • Building and Construction
  • Business

*Subject to satisfactory completion of an undergraduate law degree and successful completion of a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, which qualifies you for admission to practice as a lawyer.

PSW Opportunity

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates

Cities and major regional centres

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an 
additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)

Regional centres and other regional areas

All other locations 
(list of cities)

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa 
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

Applicants who have completed a Diploma of Legal Services plus have a minimum of two years of documented full-time work experience as a paralegal or its equivalent will also be considered for admission.

For More Information Please Connect to Our PSA Counselor.