Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry)

Course summary

If you are doing or have done particularly well in your Law degree, you should consider completing an Honours degree. Your Law degree will have introduced you to a wide range of legal topics, issues, and areas requiring law reform especially with regards to social justice and an Honours project enables you to explore one of these areas in much greater depth. Honours research topics are various and negotiable if you are keen to unearth a particular area relating to law or within a legal context, you'll be encouraged and supported.

By completing Honours, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to achieve a complex goal, meet deadlines, investigate independently, use resources effectively and present your findings coherently and persuasively.

This program consists entirely of an end-on Honours year for students who have graduated from a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. The Laws Honours program enables you to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the LLB degree in the context of a major legal research project.

The Honours year has two functions at UOW; as an in-depth project at the end of undergraduate study, and as a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research.

Studying Honours gives you:

  • Training in research skills and information systems (archives, the Library, databases, electronic research networks)
  • The ability to present complex ideas verbally and in writing
  • The opportunity to work closely with a supervisor and prepare a major project to meet critical deadlines
  • Experience in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended format

Course information

Study area

Law

Campus

Wollongong, South Western Sydney

Course Code

359

Duration

1 year full-time

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

085637D

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students who have completed all requirements for their LLB degree, or their combined LLB degree, with a weighted average mark of 70% in their LLB subjects are eligible to apply for entry to this course. Entry to the degree must be approved by the Head of Students, School of Law in consultation with the LLB Honours Co-ordinator.

FEES

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students who have completed all requirements for their LLB degree, or their combined LLB degree, with a weighted average mark of 70% in their LLB subjects are eligible to apply for entry to this course. Entry to the degree must be approved by the Head of Students, School of Law in consultation with the LLB Honours Co-ordinator.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.0

6.5

7.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

98

22

25

17

17

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$14,400 (2020)

$28,800 (2020)

South Western Sydney

On Campus

$14,400 (2020)

$28,800 (2020)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 25 – 27 February 2020
Session: 2 March – 25 June 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 13 December 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 13 December 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2020 Autumn

South Western Sydney

Orientation: Check your campus details
Session: 2 March – 25 June 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 13 December 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 13 December 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) will be able to:

Independently plan and execute a research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis of areas in Law;

CLO Description
1 Independently plan and execute a research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis of areas in Law;
2 Demonstrate advanced theoretical knowledge and critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate information, problems, concepts and theories;
3 Communicate a coherent and sustained argument, explaining and disseminating research results and conclusions;
4 Apply an advanced knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to independently plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

Course Structure

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) must complete LLB4403 Legal Research Thesis (48 credit points).

The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1 in the University's Coursework Rules, i.e. based entirely on performance in 400-level subjects.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
LLB4403 Legal Research Thesis 48

Click on subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject. To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Accreditation & professional recognition

This degree does not satisfy the academic requirements necessary for admission to practice as a lawyer in New South Wales.

Why choose this course

A Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from UOW provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to pursue a multitude of career options. 

Career opportunities
  • Barrister
  • Commercial Lawyer
  • Criminal Defence Lawyer
  • Diplomat
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Government Lawyer
  • In-House Legal Adviser
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Legal Consultant
  • Magistrate
  • Media Lawyer
  • Policy Adviser
  • Politician
  • Prosecutor
  • Research Officer
  • Solicitor in Private Practice or a Community Legal Centre
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