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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Laws

This degree addresses the increasing need for scientific expertise among lawyers.

With the Bachelor of Laws, students explore the common law and the broader Australian legal system before building specialist expertise through electives and majors. These include biomedical law, bioethics, and intellectual property law, or the Legal Futures and Technology major, which provides an intensive exploration of emerging technologies that are shaping the legal sector. With the Bachelor of Science, students study the fundamentals of science before choosing a major in either nanotechnology, medical science, biotechnology or mathematics, or using their electives to build a degree that reflects their personal interests.

This course meets the academic requirements for admission to practise law in NSW. Graduates possess an understanding of the law in the context of research and industrial and commercial enterprise, making them ready for specialist legal careers in areas such as patent, environmental or medical law.


Campus Information



  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

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 positions in the law (in areas where strong scientific backgrounds are valued, such as conservation and resource management), climate change advisory roles, defence technologies, environmental pollution regulation, finance, human health, industrial and occupational health and safety, pharmaceutical and biotechnological research and development, and scientific patents.


PSW Opportunity

  • Bachelor degree (including honours): 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 Requirement

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