Overview

This double degree provides extensive opportunities to apply your knowledge in practical situations to gain real-world experience. You’ll develop skills in effective communication and learn to think critically, analytically and laterally. Your Law degree complements your humanities studies with a wide range of experiential learning opportunities that provide you with the benefits of an education in the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Creative and Performing Arts.

UNSW Law graduates have excellent analytical skills, a capacity for scholarly research, effective oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to personal and professional development, ethical practice and social responsibility.

Program Code

4782

UAC Code

426000

CRICOS Code

005947G

Total units of credit (UOC)

240

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

314

Why choose this degree?

Studying law opens the door to countless opportunities, inside and outside the legal profession. UNSW Law instils the values, skills and qualities you’ll need to become a qualified legal practitioner with a strong sense of community and social justice. Employers seek our graduates for their critical thinking and analytical skills. We teach our students to think outside the box, so when it comes to your career, there will be many options available to you.

Majors

  • Asian Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Advanced Chinese Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Criminology
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Environmental Humanities
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French Studies
  • Advanced French Studies
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Japanese Studies
  • Advanced Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Advanced Korean Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Media, Culture and Technology
  • Music Studies
  • Music Studies (Intensive)
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Spanish and Latin American Studies

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

• General legal practice

• Government and public policy

• Diplomat

• International relations

• International business and finance

Accreditation / Professional Recognition

Legal Profession Admission Board (NSW)

Assumed Knowledge

For Bachelor of Laws: None. Non-law degree: Refer to the relevant non-law degree entry

Entry requirements

2020 Lowest Selection Rank 1

ATAR + LAT

2021 Guaranteed Entry 2

N/A

2020 A levels 3

ATAR + LAT

2020 IB Diploma 4

ATAR + LAT

2020 Lowest ATAR 5

88.15

1. 2020 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2020 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020.

2. 2021 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

3. 2020 A levels

The 2020 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.

4. 2020 IB Diploma

The 2020 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2020. It is to be used as a guide only.

5. 2020 Lowest ATAR

The 2020 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

Additional selection criteria

All domestic applicants*^ who wish to study an undergraduate Law double degree at UNSW need to sit the Law Admission Test (LAT).

This includes:

  • Those enrolled in their final year of secondary schooling (Year 12 HSC or equivalent)
  • Those who have already completed their secondary schooling (e.g. those on a gap year)
  • Those who are currently studying at another university and wish to apply to transfer to Law
  • Year 11 students who wish to sit the LAT prior to their HSC year (LAT results are valid for two years)

*Domestic applicants include Australian citizens and permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens.

^Indigenous students undertaking the Pre-Law Program at UNSW are not required to sit the LAT as they are assessed under multiple criteria in the Pre-Law Program. For more information about the Pre-Law Program, visit Nura Gili or contact Jeni Engel (Director of Indigenous Legal Education at UNSW Law).

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the Apply section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Apply

Fees

2020 Indicative First Year Fee

$7,802*

Commonwealth Supported Place multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this double degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee bands.

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

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