The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication combines studies in commercial law, emphasising intellectual property law, with the knowledge to specialise in the media, communications and multimedia industries.
You'll learn about trademarks, patents and designs, copyright, the prohibition of misleading or deceptive conduct and competition law, and gain the skills to protect the rights of those who innovate or create.
You'll also develop professional communication skills and learn how the media is evolving through an examination of issues such as ownership, control of the media and the impact of new media technologies on society.
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 a Media and Communications Project relevant to your major study area, you'll have the opportunity to apply your learning in a professionally focused, industry-linked project.
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
- 3400211171 (CSP)
- 3400211173 (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 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.
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Communication and Media
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