Credit points


Minimum duration

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • North Sydney

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a credit point (cp) value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

Applicants must comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation)/Bachelor of Laws an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:


New South Wales

English (Advanced) (Band 2) or English (EAL) (Band 4)

Entry into this course is based on a combination of a written submission (personal statement essay), an interview and academic performance.

Applicants are assessed on a combination of:

  • written submission of a personal statement,
  • ATAR-Selection Rank including adjustment factors, International Baccalaureate (IB), or equivalent, and
  • interview.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the double degree, a student must complete 400cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a.  160 cp selected in accordance with the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation), consisting of:

  1. 140 cp from Western Civilisation Specified Units (Part A);
  2. 10 cp from Community Engagement Unit (Part B);
  3. 10 cp from Western Civilisation Elective Units (Part C);


b.  240 cp selected in accordance with the requirements for the Bachelor of Laws, consisting of:

  1. 180 cp from Law Specified Units (Part D);
  2. 50 cp from Law Elective Units (Part E);
  3. 10 cp Pro Bono/Community Legal Engagement Unit (Part F)

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Progression requirements

Unless otherwise specified, students must complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200 or 300-level) in that sequence. Any additional prerequisites for individual units are shown in brackets after the unit in the Schedule of Unit Offerings.

Part A : Western Civilisation Specified Units

Complete exactly 140 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
WCIV100The Desire to Understand: Introducing the Western Intellectual Tradition10
WCIV101Form and Beauty: Origins of Western Art and Architecture10
WCIV200Doctrine, Myth and History: Religion and the West10
WCIV301Scientific Revolutions and the Western World10
WPOL100The Birth of Politics: Origins of Western Political Thought10
WPOL200The Rise of Liberalism: Authority, Society and Freedom10
WPOL300Politics and People in British, American and Australian Democracies10
WLIT100Greek and Roman Classics: Origins of Western Literature10
WLIT200Medieval and Renaissance Masterpieces: the Rise of the English Literary Tradition10
WLIT201The Age of the Novel: 1600-190010
WLIT300Romanticism to Postmodernism: Movements Toward the Literary Present10
WPHI101Thinking the Real: Western Metaphysics10
WPHI201Truth and Knowledge in Western Philosophy10
WPHI301The Good, the Right and the Beautiful: Western Ethic and Aesthetics10

Part B : Community Engagement Unit

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
WCIV300Making a Difference: Community Engagement in Local, National and International Contexts10

Part C : Western Civilisation Elective Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
WCIV210Grand Narratives: Western Art and Architecture From Renaissance to Baroque10
HIST251Human Rights in History10
HUMA253The Art of France From Empire to Modernity10
HUMA318The Literature and Drama of New York City10
HUMA319Rome Field School: Landscapes Past and Present10

Part D : Law Specified Units

Complete exactly 180 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
LAWS104Foundations of Law and Legal Research10
LAWS105Contract Law10
LAWS106Criminal Law and Procedure10
LAWS107Introduction to Australian Public Law10
LAWS108Commercial Law10
LAWS200Business Organisations10
LAWS201Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution10
LAWS204Land Law10
LAWS314Statutory Interpretation10
LAWS403Legal Theory10
LAWS404International Law10
LAWS418Administrative Law10
LAWS419Constitutional Law10
LAWS420Equity and Trusts10
LAWS421Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility10

Part E : Law Elective Units

Complete exactly 50 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
LAWS202Comparative Legal Systems10
LAWS203False or Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts10
LAWS207Contemporary Legal Issues10
LAWS208Family Law10
LAWS209Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States10
LAWS210Lawyers, Problem-Solving and Professional Identity10
LAWS211Psychology and the Law10
LAWS212Employment Law10
LAWS301Competition Law10
LAWS306Taxation Law10
LAWS307Advanced Criminal Law10
LAWS308Human Rights in Contemporary Australia10
LAWS309Communications Law10
LAWS310Discrimination and the Law10
LAWS311Environmental Law10
LAWS312International Study Tour10
LAWS313Mooting and Advocacy10
LAWS315Welfare Law10
LAWS401Consumer Protection Law10
LAWS402International Trade Law10
LAWS406Intellectual Property Law10
LAWS407International Human Rights Law10
LAWS408Alternative Dispute Resolution10
LAWS409Law of the European Union10
LAWS410Banking and Finance Law10
LAWS411The Phillip C Jessup Moot Seminar10
LAWS412Migration Law10
LAWS413Wills and Succession10
LAWS415Animal Law10
LAWS416International Criminal Law10
LAWS417Sports Law10
LAWS458Childrens Rights10
LAWS459Law and Innovation10
LAWS460Mental Health Law10
LCRM101Introduction to Criminology10
LCRM104Juvenile Justice10

Part F : Pro Bono/Community Legal Engagement Unit

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
LAWS213Community Legal Engagement Pro Bono10

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