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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelors of Arts / Laws (Honours)

Discover your passion through arts disciplines that provide the skills to succeed in ever changing international work environments, while developing advanced legal knowledge, transferable skills and professional networks so you can shape and create new ways of practising law.

This dual degree allows you to learn from a wide range of disciplines across the arts, while studying at UQ Law School, renowned as a leader in teaching and research.

Flexibility and choice are at the heart of our arts program, allowing you to match your interests and study with career ambitions to create a degree that's unique to you. The transferable skills and knowledge you'll learn – problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and communication – will make you a highly desirable job candidate upon graduation, wherever your career path leads.

In your law studies, you'll gain a high-level understanding of the law, along with personal and professional skills that can be applied across a wide range of careers. You'll also develop your abilities in critical, rational and analytical thinking, and learn how to craft clear and persuasive arguments. When you graduate, you'll have an internationally respected honours qualification, and meet the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia.

Program highlights

  • Tailor your arts studies to suit your passions with a choice of over 45 study options in humanities, social sciences and languages, world cultures, politics, and much more.
  • Immerse yourself in one of the most comprehensive arts faculties in Australia as you harness the knowledge to engage in a globalised world and contribute to solving its challenges.
  • Study law in small classes and inspiring spaces designed to give you a personalised, supportive and innovative legal educational experience, complemented by opportunities to improve access to justice in our community.
  • Join a long tradition of legal scholarship and learn how you can shape and create new ways of practising law in an era of digital disruption and global transformation.

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Ancient History/History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Translation and Interpreting
  • Classical Languages
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as an International Language
  • English Literature
  • Film and Television Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International Relations
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Korean
  • Legal Education Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Digital Cultures
  • Music
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Popular Music and Technology
  • Professional Writing and Communication
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports Studies
  • Studies in Religion
  • Writing

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Gender Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Music Psychology
  • Professional Pathways: Humanity and Society
  • Studies in Australian Culture

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.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


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. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Negotiation and dispute resolution specialist
  • Community laws officer
  • Company secretary

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.

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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