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Bachelor of Arts (Law, Business and Society)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Always wanted to discover how the legal system applies to our lives? Learn how the law shapes society at every level, from individuals and communities to organisations and governments, with this Bachelor of Arts (Law, Business and Society) degree.

You'll develop your research skills and use them to examine legal concepts, legal language and the role of legislation in shaping the society we live in. You'll also explore key issues such as restorative justice, social welfare and mediation.

Delivered on campus as a full- or part-time course at Murdoch University, this course allows you to get the most out of your studies and graduate with a well-rounded skillset.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed Australian senior secondary studies with an ATAR equal to or above this year's admission cut-off; OR
  • Achieved a multiple choice score of 135 or above in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT); OR
  • Completed a recognised post-secondary course; OR
  • Completed approved university preparation (foundation) studies; OR
  • Completed at least one year of study at a recognised tertiary or higher education institution; OR
  • Completed 2 units at an Australian university or through Open Universities Australia

If you don't meet any of these academic entry requirements, Murdoch University offers several pathways, including the FlexiTrack university preparation program, to help you qualify for this course.

All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

Areas of study

In this arts course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Academic learning skills
  • Ideas and identity
  • Foundations of business law
  • Law, justice and social policy
  • Psychology: measurement, design and analysis
  • Developing research skills and methods
  • Indigenous peoples, law and society
  • International and transnational crimes
  • Workplace law
  • Marketing and advertising law
  • Tourism and hospitality law
  • Law and society (A medieval case study)
  • Advanced quantitative research methods
  • Advanced research in the arts
  • Social and welfare law
  • Culture, diversity and crime
  • Alternative dispute resolution

Plus your choice of general elective units.

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

One of the top 500 universities in the world (2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), Murdoch University has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Across its campuses in Australia, Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning a broad range of disciplines, including veterinary science, Information Technology, law, business, psychology and counterterrorism. Murdoch University is part of the Innovative Research Universities network, a group of universities that advises the Australian government on higher education policy.
Murdoch University is committed to providing tailored support to all its students in order to help them meet their educational objectives. It provides a wide range of dedicated services, including career and employment assistance, counselling, disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and study advice. In addition, students have access to a wide range of services including mentoring for first-year students and bespoke programs to support learners who are elite athletes, international students, LGBTIQ students or reservists in the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Arts (Law, Business and Society) from Murdoch University.

This qualification provides you with avenues for employment in a range of environments, including the police force, the justice system, government agencies or private organisations such as non-government organisations and advocacy groups.

Curious about where a career in arts could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Community Worker
  • Statistician
  • Criminologist
  • Law Clerk

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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