Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Laws



Domestic applications for this course for Semester 1, 2017 have closed. Please revisit this page in August 2017 for 2018 availability.

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
Location:
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
Duration:

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

ATAR/OP (2017):
  • Melbourne (78.00)
  • North Sydney (78.00)
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ACU offers a flexible, work-friendly model of day and evening classes to suit your busy lifestyle.  You can study via part-time evening classes or full-time weekdays, or mix this up to fit your study and work schedule.

This unique double degree provides a legal education informed by Christian values and an education in theology that is orientated to the professional values and practice of law. The degree focuses on ethical behaviour, social justice, the common good and the law’s interaction with theology.

In addition to the wide range of careers open to graduates of the Bachelor of Laws, completion of this double degree is excellent preparation for careers in:

  • teaching
  • work in church agencies and ministries
  • chaplaincy
  • social inclusion
  • pastoral work
  • social work
  • research
  • journalism and media
  • administration and public relations

As part of this degree you complete up to 160 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Melbourne (Attendance) - (Application not available)
  • North Sydney (Attendance) - (Application not available)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Sydney students will be required to take Theology units at the Strathfield campus.

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information

Credit Points

400

Majors and Minors

Theology Major/Minors
Major

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Thought
  • Christian Practice

Minor 1

  • Christian Thought
  • Biblical Studies
  • Biblical Studies

Minor 2

  • Christian Practice; or Philosophy; or Study of Religions
  • Christian Practice; or Philosophy; or Study of Religions
  • Christian Thought

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • Average first year fee: $8468 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:

New South Wales

  • Prerequisites: English (Advanced)

Victoria

  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.



Domestic applications for this course for Semester 1, 2017 have closed. Please revisit this page in August 2017 for 2018 availability.

This dual degree is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a wide range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment.

Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including: private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations such as universities or public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions; public interest legal work in community legal centres; and legal research.

Completing this dual degree is also excellent preparation for a career in areas as diverse as teaching, work in church agencies and ministries, chaplaincy, social inclusion, pastoral work, and social work, research, journalism and media, administration and public relations.

You will complete up to 160 hours pro bono experience (after your first year) which will count as credit for a compulsory community engagement unit (10cp).

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales.

The pro bono program provides practical work place based experience in a community context.

The degree provides a pathway to specialisations in a variety of legal, arts, theology and social sciences related disciplines.

Law Induction Week

ACU law students are required to attend a Law Induction Week (LIW) prior to the University’s Orientation Week. The LIW is an introduction to the study of law at ACU. It is designed to assist students to acquire the skills and knowledge essential to their studies and the future practice of law.

The LIW will consist of a combination of lectures and information sessions, moot court and a range of activities for both students and faculty staff.

Domestic Students

ACU offers a flexible, work-friendly model of day and evening classes to suit your busy lifestyle.  You can study via part-time evening classes or full-time weekdays, or mix this up to fit your study and work schedule.

This unique double degree provides a legal education informed by Christian values and an education in theology that is orientated to the professional values and practice of law. The degree focuses on ethical behaviour, social justice, the common good and the law’s interaction with theology.

In addition to the wide range of careers open to graduates of the Bachelor of Laws, completion of this double degree is excellent preparation for careers in:

  • teaching
  • work in church agencies and ministries
  • chaplaincy
  • social inclusion
  • pastoral work
  • social work
  • research
  • journalism and media
  • administration and public relations

As part of this degree you complete up to 160 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Melbourne
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019
North Sydney
  • 12-Feb-2018 , 11-Feb-2019

Sydney students will be required to take Theology units at the Strathfield campus.

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

400

Majors and Minors

Theology Major/Minors
Major

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Thought
  • Christian Practice

Minor 1

  • Christian Thought
  • Biblical Studies
  • Biblical Studies

Minor 2

  • Christian Practice; or Philosophy; or Study of Religions
  • Christian Practice; or Philosophy; or Study of Religions
  • Christian Thought

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $3518.00 (2018)
  • Average first year fee: $28144.00 (2018)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $140720.00 (2018)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Applicants whose first language is not English must have either:

  1. Successfully completed at least two full-time years of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English; or
  2. Demonstrated their English proficiency, as set out below:
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Overall Score 7.0, Individual Score of 6.5 in all tests.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL) from an Internet-based total of 100, achieve a minimum of 25 in writing, speaking, reading and listening.

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.
International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
(not offered)
Victoria
Apply through VTAC
(not offered)

This dual degree is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a wide range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment.

Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including: private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations such as universities or public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions; public interest legal work in community legal centres; and legal research.

Completing this dual degree is also excellent preparation for a career in areas as diverse as teaching, work in church agencies and ministries, chaplaincy, social inclusion, pastoral work, and social work, research, journalism and media, administration and public relations.

You will complete up to 160 hours pro bono experience (after your first year) which will count as credit for a compulsory community engagement unit (10cp).

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales.

The pro bono program provides practical work place based experience in a community context.

The degree provides a pathway to specialisations in a variety of legal, arts, theology and social sciences related disciplines.

Law Induction Week

ACU law students are required to attend a Law Induction Week (LIW) prior to the University’s Orientation Week. The LIW is an introduction to the study of law at ACU. It is designed to assist students to acquire the skills and knowledge essential to their studies and the future practice of law.

The LIW will consist of a combination of lectures and information sessions, moot court and a range of activities for both students and faculty staff.

Phone: +61 3 8676 7040
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