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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Journalism / Laws (Honours)

Develop practical legal and communications skills that will help you stand out from the field, kick-starting your career in the media or legal professions.

Under this dual program, you'll build a solid understanding of the legal and journalism professions, preparing yourself for a diverse range of career options across media, communications and legal industries.

The Journalism component of this dual degree will teach you to tell great stories in innovative and engaging ways, and to shape the future using creativity and imagination. It'll develop your understanding of journalism and its media and communication contexts, and the skills and reflection necessary to be a professional journalist. You'll learn the principles and practices of new digital media production giving you the ability to undertake internships, fieldwork studies and independent project work.

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is designed to provide you with a broad introduction to the legal system as a whole and a thorough and critical understanding of core areas of law and legal theory. You'll develop useful professional, clinical and legal analysis skills including traditional and modern legal research methods, legal writing, advocacy and alternative dispute resolution. The program emphasises interactive learning, internationally relevant content and the promotion of ethical values.

Program highlights

  • Graduate with an internationally respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market.
  • Attain the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia
  • Learn from award-winning journalists, editors, visual communicators, digital media experts, television broadcasters, radio reporters and media executives.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

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 possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Human rights advocate
  • Insolvency practitioner
  • Insurance professional
  • Intelligence officer
  • Judge’s associate
  • Community laws officer
  • Legal project manager
  • Court reporter

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Prerequisites
Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C).

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