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The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle , Fremantle ,Australia

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism)

Whether you are a budding politician looking to change Australian law or a passionate journalist who wants to report on our country’s latest legal developments, understanding the law is a crucial skill. Our Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism) will provide you with a thorough understanding of the current legal landscape as well as practical insights into journalism, communication and the media.

Backed by leading members of the Western Australian legal profession and judiciary, the Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism) is a five-year degree that provides a gateway to a range of rewarding careers in law, politics or journalism.
Designed in conjunction with some of Australia’s leading solicitors, barristers and judges, the Bachelor of Laws program is a practical degree designed to combine political theory with real-life skills and workplace practices. As a member of the School of Law, all of your classes will be delivered by experienced legal professionals. As a result you will gain a thorough knowledge of the law, coupled with the practical skills necessary for the workforce, such as problem solving, letter writing, public speaking, advocacy and research skills.

The Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism) program focuses on combining a thorough understanding of politics with practical knowledge about journalism, communication and the media. This unique degree gives students the grounding to begin a career in government, public affairs, journalism, media, policy development, and of course, politics. This program is designed to combine political theory with real-life skills and workplace practices.
The politics component of this degree focuses on giving students a unique experience of how the big decisions are really made and on what basis they are made. In the journalism component, a specific perspective on the nature of traditional and new forms of journalism is offered, how it is created and how it impacts on our public consciousness. These areas fit together naturally and lend themselves to opportunities in journalism and public relations. Notre Dame also has a well-structured Politics & Journalism internship program which gives students crucial experience in the workplace, sending them down a new and exciting career path.

There has never been a better time to study law, politics and journalism as there are many opportunities emerging in the public, private and non-government sectors for graduates who are committed and trained in this area.


  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
GTE/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