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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) Bachelor of Laws

This combined degree equips students with a legal foundation for their creative practice or a creative foundation for a legal career. Students are immersed in the theory and practice of writing, exploring key genres and forms, including narrative writing, creative non-fiction, poetry and poetics, and screenwriting. The simultaneous study of a range of legal subjects, from the fundamentals of the law to specialist skills in niche legal disciplines, ensures that students meet the academic requirements for admission to practise law in NSW.

Elective choices include cross-disciplinary studies in history, communication, media and country studies; specialist legal subjects, such as contracts, entertainment and intellectual property law; and the Legal Futures and Technology major, which provides first-hand experience of the technologies shaping the future of the legal profession.

Graduates emerge with the high-level creative, analytical and communication skills required to manage the legal aspects of a writing career, or for a legal career in which creative writing skills can add eloquence and character to their work.v

Campus Information

City Campus

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Intakes

  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
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

Career options include media lawyer, intellectual property lawyer, solicitor, barrister, editor, publisher, scriptwriter, literary agent, communication coordinator, copywriter, novelist, feature writer, publications officer, freelance writer.

 

 

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
    or
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
    or
  • AE5: Pass;
    or
  • PTE: 58-64;
    or
  • CAE: 176-184

 


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