Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media and Communication

Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning

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Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication, students must complete 500 credit points comprising:

  • 19 Core Law Units (237.5 credit points)
  • 5 Law Elective (62.5 credit points)
  • 3 Professional Experiences in law (0 credit points)*
    Please note:
    - If students complete LAW20025 Professional Experience in Law (Law Review), they are not required to complete LAW20018.
    - If students complete LAW30023 Professional Experience in Law (Innocence and Law Reform Project), they are not required to    complete LAW30016.
  • 4 Core Media and Communication units (50 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from a Media and Communication discipline major in one of the following: Advertising, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Digital Advertising Technology, Games and Interactivity, Journalism, Media Industries, Public Relations, Professional Writing and Editing, Social Media (100 credit points)
  • 4 other studies comprising of a minor, advanced minor or electives (50 credit points)

Domestic students also have an opportunity to undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Professional Placement. Please note that due to government regulation international students holding a student visa are not able to undertake Professional Placements in this course. 

Students complete no more than 200 credit points (16 units) at Introductory Level (i.e. Stage 1 - eg: LAW1XXXX). A unit of study can only be counted once. Where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternative unit.

Professional Placements

Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process. International students may be required to change courses in order to complete a placement and should consider the visa and extended study duration requirements prior to applying.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 575 credit points comprising:

  • 19 Core Law Units (237.5 credit points)
  • 5 Law Elective (62.5 credit points)
  • 3 Professional Experiences in law (0 credit points)* (see note below)
    Please note: 
    - If students complete LAW20025 Professional Experience in Law (Law Review), they are not required to complete LAW20018.
    - If students complete LAW30023 Professional Experience in Law (Innocence and Law Reform Project), they are not required to  complete LAW30016.
  • 4 Core Media and Communication units (50 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from a Media and Communication discipline major in one of the following: Advertising, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Digital Advertising Technology, Games and Interactivity, Journalism, Media Industries, Public Relations, Professional Writing and Editing, Social Media (100 credit points)
  • 2 other studies elective units (25 credit points)
  • 4 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (100 credit points)

Students who elect to undertake a 6-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 525 credit points comprising:

  • 19 Core Law Units (237.5 credit points)
  • 5 Law Elective (62.5 credit points)
  • 3 Professional Experiences in law (0 credit points) *(see note below)
    Please note:
    - If students complete LAW20025 Professional Experience in Law (Law Review), they are not required to complete LAW20018.
    - If students complete LAW30023 Professional Experience in Law (Innocence and Law Reform Project), they are not required to       complete LAW30016.
  • 4 Core Media and Communication units (50 credit points)
  • 8 units of study from a Media and Communication discipline major in one of the following: Advertising, Cinema and Screen Studies, Creative Writing and Literature, Digital Advertising Technology, Games and Interactivity, Journalism, Media Industries, Public Relations, Professional Writing and Editing, Social Media (100 credit points)
  • 2 other studies elective units (25 credit points)
  • 2 units of study from the Professional Placement Co-Major (50 credit points)

* Please note if a student selects the Media & Communication Professional Placement units, the Professional Experience in Law units are required to be completed. If student selects the Law Professional Placement units, the Professional Experience in Law units are waived.

Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication is 250 credit points (normally 20 units), 150 credit points maximum from Law discipline and 100 credit points from Media and Communication discipline