Start your career in law sooner
If you are seeking a career in law, USQ’s 3-year Bachelor of Laws degree will get you there sooner. Accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board as an academic qualification for admission as a lawyer in Queensland, USQ’s Bachelor of Laws is one of only a few degrees which can be completed in 3 years.
Your studies will prepare you for practice as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland or a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia, but a law degree also prepares you for many other careers in business, commerce, and government.
You can study on-campus at either Springfield or Toowoomba or via distance education and be surrounded by experienced and approachable lecturers and fellow students who are as passionate about law as you are.
Our Law degrees have been developed with an Advisory Committee of senior judges and lawyers who have all given it their enthusiastic endorsement. Our lecturers 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.
Real world experience
You will hone your skills in USQ’s Wonderley & Hall Moot Court and can take advantage of our Work Integrated Learning courses with professional experience in law practices and advocacy and support centers, making you a highly employable graduate.
Enhance your employment opportunities and complete a research project within law. USQ offers the only graduate Honours program for a law degree in Australia - Bachelor of Laws (Honours).
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 (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practice as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practice law. Advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask USQ.
The Bachelor of Laws also opens up a wide range of career paths within the public service, government, politics, non-government organizations, and businesses, as well as providing you with the skills to be a highly effective legal practitioner.
Courses to be studied
- Core courses (19 units)
- plus 5 x law approved courses (5 units)
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
Study Mode/ Cost
- Commonwealth supported: AUD 10944
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allow you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4, SA) or equivalent
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is a result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.
Credit for previous study or work experience
You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.