The Law degree structure and Law unit offerings have been approved by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board and the Legal Profession Admission Board (NSW).Students in Sydney undertake their Theology units at the Strathfield campus and their Law units at the North Sydney campus.


Credit points


Minimum duration

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations


    North Sydney, NSW - Law units

    Strathfield, NSW - Philosophy units

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

    Admission requirements

    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:


    English (Standard) (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4)


    English (4, SA) at year 12 level


    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.

    Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

    Completion requirements

    To qualify for the double degrees, a student must complete 400 cp that meet all of the following requirements:

    1. 130 cp selected in accordance with the requirements for the Bachelor of Philosophy, consisting of:
    2. 70 cp from Specified Philosophy Units (Part A);
    3. 60 cp from Philosophy Elective Units (Part B);
    4. 20 cp Core Curriculum Units (Part C).
    5. 250 cp selected in accordance with the requirements for the Bachelor of Laws, consisting of:
    6. 180 cp from Law Specified units (Part D);
    7. 50 cp from Law Elective Units (Part E);
    8. 10 cp from General Elective Units (Part F);
    9. 10 cp from Community Legal Engagement: Pro Bono Unit (Part G).

    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

    Students normally complete units at an introductory level (100-level) before undertaking second year units, and again must complete designated second year units before progressing to third and fourth year (300, 400 level) units.

    Part A : Specified Philosophy Units

    Complete exactly 70 credit points from the following:

    CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
    PHIL100Philosophy: the Big Questions10
    PHIL102Theories of Human Nature10
    PHIL104Introduction to Ethics10
    PHIL107Philosophy of World Religions10
    PHIL200Contemporary Moral Problems10
    PHIL202Justice, Authority and Human Rights10
    CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
    PHIL321History of Philosophy Seminar10
    PHIL322Metaphysics and Epistemology Seminar10

    Part B : Philosophy Elective Units

    Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

    CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
    PHIL201Issues in Bioethics10
    PHIL204Knowledge, Rationality and Scepticism10
    PHIL205Mind, Body and Consciousness10
    PHIL208God, Religion and Evil10
    PHIL210Language, Meaning and Truth10
    PHIL213Postmodern European Philosophy10
    PHIL214Medieval Philosophy10
    PHIL215Early Modern Philosophy10
    PHIL219Basic Symbolic Logic10
    PHIL220Special Study in Philosophy10
    PHIL224Ancient Greek Philosophy10

    Part C : Core Curriculum Units

    Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

    CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
    UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10
    PHCC102Being Human10
    PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10
    CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
    UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10
    PHCC320The Just Society10

    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 : General Elective Units

    Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

    Any other undergraduate units (including Law Elective Units not already taken as a Law Elective Unit) approved by the Course Coordinator.

    Part G : 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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