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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Bachelor of Communication and Media/ Bachelor of Laws - ARSC02

Take the legal practical problem-solving nature of law and combine it with the creative, critical and professional capabilities of communications and media – and together you have a powerful double degree that will develop your legal and advocacy skills while showing you how to create your own and others’ unique brand identities from the ground up.

UC’s Bachelor of Communication and Media/Bachelor of Laws course combines the best elements of a multitude of legal and communication and media subjects and brings them together to give you the legal expertise and communication skills to inspire and influence change, regardless of audience demographic.

This highly sought-after course also comes with extremely strong links to local industry, giving UC students unrivalled access to an invaluable, lifelong network of professional contacts, practical exposure and the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in either the public or private sectors.

This course also has professional accreditation with the Supreme Court of the ACT and NSW, allowing students in their final year to qualify for admission to practice law.

Study a Bachelor of Communication and Media and Bachelor of Laws at UC and you will:

  • obtain a broad and in-depth understanding of the theoretical and practical knowledge of law
  • fine-tune your ability to present ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries
  • learn how to produce, create and track digital content designed around tailored narratives
  • acquire the ability to problem solve, analyse and evaluate information in a systematic, creative and insightful way 
  • use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment
  • learn advanced legal research and writing skills and how to implement them
  • gain eligibility to a globally recognised range of professional accreditations
  • build an enviable list of industry contacts
  • create, develop and manage yours and others’ professional brand identity.

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.

Intakes

  • 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

The UC Bachelor of Communication and Media/Bachelor of Laws double degree offers highly transferable qualifications that could easily add value across a range of industries. Career options include:

  • business owner
  • entrepreneur
  • journalist
  • marketing communications manager
  • corporate and public communications lawyer
  • sports media lawyer
  • barrister
  • solicitor
  • legal consultant/specialist
  • policy advisor.

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

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.


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