The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts offers you a course focused on commercial law with emphasis on intellectual property law. As the only double degree in Victoria with this specialisation, you'll learn about trademarks, patents and designs, copyright, the prohibition of misleading or deceptive conduct and competition law.
The course also provides a general understanding of contemporary social and cultural developments. You can choose from a range of Arts majors, enabling specialisation in a series of study areas depending on their field of interest.
The combination of degrees equips you with the skills to work in commercial and general legal practice, in government, and in arts- and humanities-based organisations.
Work Integrated Learning is a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees. In this double degree, you'll complete law-related professional experience placements at organisations in Australia or overseas. You'll also be introduced to the practical aspects of legal practice through moot court scenarios and advocacy exercises. And in Grand Challenges: Making a Difference (ART30001), you’ll work in teams and develop valuable collaborative skills as you research innovative solutions to contemporary issues facing society.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 75% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
- Semester 1 - 1 March 2021
- Semester 2 - 2 August 2021
- 3400210431 (CSP)
- 3400210433 (IFP)
Faculty of Business and Law
A$34000 (annual for 2021)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search 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. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
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.
I am a proud Jaara, Wemba Wemba and Yorta Yorta woman. I chose Swinburne law as I wanted to involve myself in the discourse that surrounds Indigenous people, to empower community and make positive changes. Currently, I am an Associate to Judge Purcell at the County Court. I plan to write a dissertation on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.
Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Politics and International Relations, minoring in Philosophy)
At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students.