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University of New England
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.
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:
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.
In this science/law course, the subjects you may study include:
Bachelor of Laws core units:
Plus one of the following Bachelor of Science declared majors:
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:
Curious about where a career in law could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
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.
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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