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Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws (LLBP)

Entry requirements
ATAR 76.35
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 3 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: The November intake (Semester 3) is only available via online study.

Bachelor of Laws overview

  • Graduate sooner with our Bachelor of Laws. You have the option to fast-track your study and complete this degree in 2 years full-time over 6 consecutive semesters.
  • Study online or on-campus at either Ipswich or Toowoomba and engage with expert lecturers and fellow students who are as passionate about law as you are.
  • Prepare yourself to practice as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. This degree is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board as an academic qualification for admission as a lawyer in Queensland.
  • Explore a range of law specialisations by undertaking electives in your areas of interest. 
  • Have confidence that you are gaining a quality, industry relevant law degree. An Advisory Committee of senior judges and lawyers have given this degree their professional endorsement. 
  • Learn from lecturers who have a wealth of experience in a diverse range of backgrounds, including criminal law, human rights, international and comparative law, family law, environmental law, property law and commercial law.
  • Hone your skills in simulated court hearings with USQ’s Wonderley & Hall Moot Court. Fully equipped with audio-visual and video conferencing capabilities, you’ll have access to this purpose built facility regardless of whether you study on-campus or online.
  • Become involved and expand your legal knowledge by attending our research seminars and public lectures, engaging in networking events, or becoming a member of the USQ Law Society.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Legal Practitioner Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld).

It has also been approved by the Australian Law Schools Standards Committee under the Standards for Australian Law Schools adopted by the Council of Australian Law Deans. This degree will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a lawyer in Queensland or elsewhere in Australia. Intending lawyers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practise law. Advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask USQ.

Career outcomes

  • Graduates are qualified to perform roles such as barrister, solicitor, public prosecutor, community lawyer, legal officer, or in-house counsel for large companies.
  • Bachelor of Laws also opens up a wide range of career paths within the public service sector, government, politics, as well as non-government organisations and businesses.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 76.35 67.85

Pre-requisites

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this degrees' student cohort for Semester 1 from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet USQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet USQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 24 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 19
5 x approved law courses 5
Total 24

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Double degrees

You may like to study the Bachelor of Laws as part of a double degree to give you the flexibility tailor your degree to your ambition.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 14630
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 29120

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with USQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to USQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
External 904115
Ipswich 934111
Toowoomba 904111

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to USQ

You may be able to apply directly to USQ if you:

  • are a current or previous USQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 2, 2022 - applications close Monday 11 July, with Semester 2 commencing on Monday 11 July, 2022.
  • Semester 3, 2022 - application closing date to be advised. Semester 3 commences on Monday 14 November, 2022.
  • Semester 1, 2023 - application closing date to be advised. Semester 1 commences in February, 2023.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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How to get into Bachelor of Laws?

To study a Bachelor of Laws you need a minimum ATAR of 76.35 as well as assumed knowledge in English (Units 3 & 4, C). ‘Assumed knowledge’ is the term we use to explain the minimum level of knowledge we presume you have in some subjects before you start your degree. 

You can also transfer to the Bachelor of Laws after successfully completing the Legal Studies major within the Bachelor of Arts.

What ATAR score is needed for law at USQ?

You need an ATAR of 76.35 to get into USQ’s Bachelor of Laws.

If you haven't got an ATAR, we can derive a selection rank score based on your prior study, work experience or professional qualifications.

What can you do with a Bachelor of Laws?

A LLB degree can lead you down many career avenues within law and criminology, such as lawyer, solicitor, barrister, management consultant, judge's associate, investment banker, police officer, or corporate legal practitioner working in law firms, legal aid, community legal centres, law reform, the police force, legal recruitment and human resources, public interest advocacy, government, youth justice agencies, or politics.

Does a Bachelor of Laws make you a lawyer?

Gaining a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is only the first step in the process of becoming a practising lawyer. In addition to your law degree, you will also need to complete further training, gain admission into practice, and apply for a Practising Certificate. Specifics will vary depending on the state or territory you wish to practise in.
 
Find out more about practising law in Queensland.

How long does a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree take?

It usually takes 3 years to complete a Bachelor of Laws.

You have the option of graduating sooner with USQ by completing your degree in 2 years over 6 consecutive semesters (when studying full-time).

Why study a Bachelor of Laws with USQ?

Get a strong start to your career in law.

  • Learn from lecturers with experience across a diverse range of law specialisation areas. 
  • Benefit from access to our Moot Court
  • Gain valuable practical experience with the opportunity to undertake Work Integrated Learning courses in various law settings. 
  • Become a member of the USQ Law Society, which provides its members with access to networking events, career advice, study support and professional development opportunities. 

Can you complete a Bachelor of Laws online?

You can study a law degree online at the University of Southern Queensland with the same level of work-integrated learning, access to expert lecturers, and support as an on-campus student.

How much does a Bachelor of Laws cost in Australia?

The cost of a Bachelor of Laws degree will vary depending on the education provider you choose When you study with us, the first year of your studies will cost approximately AUD 15 000 (Commonwealth supported place), not including:

  • textbook and resources costs
  • services and amenities fees

Please view the fees and scholarships section of this page for details.

How to become a lawyer in Australia?

There are a number of steps you need to take to become a practising lawyer in Australia.

  1. Gain a recognised Bachelor of Laws (LLB) undergraduate qualification or a Juris Doctor (JD) postgraduate degree.
  2. Successfully complete an approved practical legal training course.
  3. Apply to gain admission to your relevant state or territory.
  4. Apply for a Practising Certificate.