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University of Newcastle

Newcastle , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Within this combined degree program, students study a combination of Arts and Law courses over a period of five years full-time. On completion of the first three years students will have completed all the courses required for the Bachelor of Arts degree. In the final two years of the combined degree program students complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and may enrol in these two years on a less than full time basis.

Students completing this combined degree meet the requirements to practise law in NSW, and acquire skills and knowledge through the Arts studies they have chosen. You can choose majors/minors in the following course areas (subject to change):

  • Ancient History & Classical Languages
  • Chinese (Minor only)
  • Creative & Performing Arts
  • Education
  • English & Writing
  • Film, Media & Cultural Studies
  • French Studies (Beginner Sequence)
  • French Studies (Intermediate Sequence)
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies (Minor only)
  • German
  • Global Indigenous Studies
  • History
  • Human Geography & the Environment
  • Information Technology (Minor only)
  • Japanese Studies (Beginner Sequence)
  • Japanese Studies (Intermediate Sequence)
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Politics & International Relations
  • Psychology Studies
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • Violence Studies (Minor only)
  • Writing Studies (Minor only)

Students wishing to practise law must also complete postgraduate professional training approved by the Legal Profession Admission Board. Alternatively, students completing this degree may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Diploma of Legal Practice Program - see separate handbook entry - which allows immediate admission to legal practice on graduation.

Commencement in this program is only available in Semester 1.

Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Skills to provide professional advice, based on specialised knowledge of law and its application in diverse contexts, to employers, government and individual clients.

Campus Information

Newcastle City campus

The University of Newcastle plays an important part in the renewed sense of vibrancy in the Newcastle CBD and our Newcastle City campus is very much at the centre of the city's burgeoning arts scene. NUspace is a $95 million landmark education building developed in 2017 by the University of Newcastle in the heart of Newcastle's CBD. NUspace harnesses the latest in technology and innovation in teaching and learning to deliver a world-class student experience by engaging students in new and exciting ways.

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 21

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

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

There are a number of ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. Students may be considered for admission on the basis of:

1.1.1. NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification;

1.1.2. Completed or partly completed higher education studies;

1.1.3. TAFE qualifications;

1.1.4. Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);

1.1.5 A University approved special admission adjustment factor scheme:

        i. Educational Access Scheme (EAS); and

       ii. Regional and Rural Adjustment Scheme.

1.1.6. A University approved special admission scheme:

      i. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme;

     ii. Elite Athletes Admission Scheme;

    iii. Special Circumstances Admission Scheme; and

    iv. Guaranteed Entry Admission Scheme.

Students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements.

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