Overview

Protect the rights of creators and innovators (or become a savvy creator yourself) with our Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication. Delve into the space where the media, communications and multimedia industries intersect with commercial and intellectual property (IP) law. 

Learn all about trademarks, patents and designs, copyright, misleading or deceptive conduct, and competition law.

Is your course available for Midyear entry?

Starting midyear means getting your study goals under way before the year is over. Semester 2 begins Monday 29 July, 2024.

Your major

Immersive Media

Learn how to develop content for the future of entertainment, business and advertising with a major in immersive media.

Engage in 360, VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality) and MR (Mixed Reality) interactive experiences.

Your industry experience

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Skills you’ll learn

  • Navigate the Australian legal system
  • Analyse legal issues and disputes
  • Persuasive communication
  • Collaboration
  • Content development
  • Storytelling

Your career opportunities

  • Solicitor
  • Legal counsel
  • Lawyer
  • Entertainment manager
  • Immersive content developer
  • Media analytics and sales coordinator

Key codes

CRICOS course code
092705E
VTAC Code (IFP)
3400211173
VTAC Code (CSP)
3400211171
International student visa

International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.

Professional accreditations

Why Swinburne?

Top 150 for law

#1 in Melbourne for overall experience

The median income for graduates 1 year out is $54.5K (second highest in Melbourne / Victoria)

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    I completed a placement at Ringwood Magistrates Court where I shared an office with a Magistrate and observed and discussed many cases. This expanded my practical skills and led to other volunteer positions, including one at Legal Aid.

    Melissa , Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media and Communication

Qualifications

One of the following:

  • successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including certificates IV (completed), diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees).

ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score

85

2023 lowest rank to receive an offer [before adjustment pts.]

76.2

You’ll be guaranteed a place in this course if you meet or exceed the ATAR Guaranteed Entry Score, provided you meet the course prerequisites.

If your ATAR is below the guaranteed entry score, you can still be offered a place as your ATAR may be adjusted based on subject bonuses, equity schemes or other factors. Use the above ATAR as a guide on your eligibility, and see the course handbook page for more information on entry requirements. 

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or equivalent overseas qualification.

Course prerequisites

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a minimum study score of 25 in any English (except EAL) or 30 in English as Alternate Language (EAL) or equivalent
Admission requirements

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee an offer of a place. See admission requirements for general information about the admission process.

English language requirements

Satisfactory completion of one of the following:

Need to undertake an English assessment for entry?

A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) can now be done at our Hawthorn campus.

Credit transfer

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Apply for a pathway course

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides credit (advanced standing) to the second.

Add your major

Add your major for a more personalised experience.

How credit points work

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media and Communication requires students to complete units of study to the value of 500 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

24
Core units
+
8
Major units
+
3
Placement units
+
8
Elective units
=
5 year double degree

What your course could look like

Units are listed in a proposed sequence. However this can be amended depending on unit availability, prerequisite requirements and the semester in which you commenced your course.

Units of study Unit code
Core units
Introduction to Australian Law and Statutory Interpretation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW10010
Contract Law
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW10011
Commercial Law
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW10013
Torts 1
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW10014
Criminal Law and Procedure
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW10015
Torts 2
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW10025
Legal Writing
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW10026
Evidence
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20009
Administrative Law
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20010
Trade Marks and Related Rights
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20011
Federal and State Constitutional Law
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20012
Property Law
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20013
Land Law
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20014
Legal Technology and Innovation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20040
Copyright
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW20043
Patents and Designs
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW30011
Equity and Trusts
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW30012
Company Law
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW30013
Legal Practice and Professional Conduct
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW30015
Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
LAW30029
Professional Experience in Law 1
Core unit
LAW10016
Professional Experience in Law 2
Core unit
LAW20018
Professional Experience in Law 3
Core unit
LAW30016
Units of study Unit code
Core units
Introduction to Media Studies
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MDA10001
Global Media Industries
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
MDA10008
Professional Communication Practice
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
COM10007
Media Content Creation
Core unit, 12.5 credit points
JOU10007
Major units (Immersive Media)
Experiencing Immersive Media: AR, VR and Mixed Reality
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MDA10017
Mobile Media Futures
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MDA10016
Digital Narratives
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
DIG20001
Immersive Media Design and Production
Major unit
MDA20029
Writing for Interactive Narratives
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
GAM20004
Screen Technology and Culture
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MDA30016
Media and Communications Industry Project
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
MDA30020
Production for Digital Platforms
Major unit, 12.5 credit points
FTV30006
Want to see the full range of electives?

Learn about all the electives you can take in the course handbook.

Units of study Unit code
Option 1
Integrated Professional Placement A – Law
Practical unit, 25.0 credit points
LAW20021
Work Experience In Industry A
Academic unit, 25.0 credit points
WEI20001
Integrated Professional Placement B – Law
Practical unit, 25.0 credit points
LAW20022
Work Experience in Industry B
Academic unit, 25.0 credit points
WEI20002
or
Option 2
Integrated Professional Placement A - Media and Communication
Practical unit, 25.0 credit points
MDA20016
Work Experience In Industry A
Academic unit, 25.0 credit points
WEI20001
Integrated Professional Placement B - Media and Communication
Practical unit, 25.0 credit points
MDA20017
Work Experience in Industry B
Academic unit, 25.0 credit points
WEI20002

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$16,323

Total fee* ($AUD)

$81,615

2024 fees

Yearly fee* ($AUD)

$41,240.00

Fees are estimates only

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply to 2024 unit enrolments for HE Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and Undergraduate Full Fee Paying (FFP) only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester.

Fees are estimates only

The indicative course fees shown apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. International tuition fees are generally inclusive of Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to you if you are eligible and enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of your contribution amount. You can also choose to pay your fees up front. 

International students need to pay tuition fees up-front by the relevant due date. You can find the due dates on your Statement of Account.

To pay your fees:

  • log in to My Financials
  • check your Australian bank account details are correct 
  • check your Statement of Account to see how much you owe 
  • pay using your preferred payment method.

Eligibility for HECS-HELP

You are eligible for a HECS-HELP loan if you have been offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for an undergraduate degree at Swinburne or a UniLink course, and you:

  • are an Australian citizen and doing at least one unit of your course in Australia; or
  • hold a permanent humanitarian visa and will be living in Australia for the duration of your course; or
  • hold a New Zealand Special Category visa and meet the special eligibility requirements for New Zealand citizens.

Student services and amenities fee

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

This funding serves to improve the student experience at Swinburne. You may use many or just some of the services and amenities that the fee provides.

This amenities fee is included within your annual tuition fee listed above. The fee shown in the capped amount for 2024.

Please refer to the Student Services Amenities Fee page for more information.

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

SSAF fee* ($AUD)

$351.00

Scholarships

Scholarship applications for 2024 are open. Scholarships at Swinburne are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. 

Our handy guide will assist you to gather documents for your application.

When you apply for a Swinburne course, we automatically consider you for an international scholarship of up to 20 per cent off your course fees – no separate application required! Just apply for your Swinburne course of choice and when we review your course application, we will also assess you for an international scholarship.

Professional placement fees

Students who participate in a six- or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

Apply through an agent

Most international students use an education agent to help them through the application process. Swinburne has agents all over the world that can help you with your application to study. Search for a Swinburne representative in your country. If your country is not listed, please contact us.

Representatives and agents
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Apply directly

Ready to take on a new challenge and reach your academic goals? If you already know which course you want to study and understand the entry requirements, what are you waiting for? Apply online! Remember, you cannot apply direct if you have an active VTAC application.

Course code
BB-LAWMCM
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Course code
BB-LAWMCM
CRICOS code
092705E
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Apply through VTAC

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia must apply through VTAC. VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria. 

VTAC is the central office that administers the application processes for places in tertiary courses, scholarships and the Special Entry Access Scheme at universities, TAFEs and independent tertiary colleges in Victoria.

VTAC Code (CSP)
3400211171
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VTAC Code (IFP)
3400211173
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Last date to apply
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Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
24-July-2024
Start dates
29-July-2024
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Last date to apply
26-February-2025
Start dates
03-March-2025
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Location
Start dates
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
29-July-2024
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start dates
03-March-2025
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