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Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    5 years full-time; up to 12 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    University of New England

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What you'll learn

About this course

Stand out from other graduates with the interdisciplinary weight of a double degree behind you with the online or on-campus Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New England (UNE).

As one of the country's largest law schools outside a capital city, UNE will ensure that you emerge as a competitive graduate with the technical skills and current knowledge necessary to succeed - and with a Bachelor of Science, you'll also have the potential to take an interdisciplinary approach with future work or study.

In particular, you might choose to study the legal frameworks, processes and technical factors that apply to areas such as genetics, zoology and physiology, including ethics and commercialising research, using your legal knowledge to shape and manage scientific processes.

You might also be eligible to undertake an Honours year as part of the Bachelor of Science in order to specialise further. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board of NSW.

Flexible exit options

If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws, you could still be eligible to receive a qualification. Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with the Advanced Diploma in Legal Studies.


You must meet the following entry criteria to apply for this course:

  • Have completed Australian senior secondary studies with an ATAR equal to or above this year's admission cut-off; OR
  • Have completed an overseas secondary or tertiary qualification/s deemed equivalent; OR
  • Have completed, or part-completed, an approved Australian post-secondary or tertiary qualification; OR
  • Have completed an approved admission scheme or pathway; OR
  • Satisfied the requirements of an approved inter-institution agreement; OR
  • Obtained other equivalent qualifications and/or vocational experience; OR
  • Satisfied the requirements for non-standard admission.

Assumed knowledge is any two units of English and mathematics; recommended studies include biology and/or chemistry and/or physics, depending on your choice of major.

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

Areas of study

In this science/law course, the subjects you may study include:

Bachelor of Laws core units:

  • Introduction to legal systems and methods
  • Law in context
  • Criminal law
  • Law of contract I
  • Constitutional law
  • Law of torts I
  • Law of torts II
  • Corporation law
  • Law of contract II
  • Property law I
  • Property law II
  • Criminal and civil procedure
  • Evidence and proof
  • Professional conduct
  • Equity and trusts
  • Administrative law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Advanced research, writing and advocacy

Plus one of the following Bachelor of Science declared majors:

  • Applied physics
  • Biochemistry/biotechnology
  • Biodiversity
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computational science
  • Forensic science
  • Genetics
  • Geoscience
  • Mathematics
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology
  • Zoology
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Science and a nationally recognised Bachelor of Laws from the University of New England.

Upon completing the LLB, graduates can choose to complete a period of practical legal training and be qualified to apply for admission as an Australian lawyer. Graduates will have a broad skill base in terms of understanding, applying and communicating science, and can seek employment in a wide range of industries.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem-solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

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

  • Psychologist
  • Chemist
  • Physicist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Life Scientist
  • Lawyer
  • Economist
  • Judge
  • Solicitor
  • Science Field Officer

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

The University of New England 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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