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Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws for 2014

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Why study Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws?

There is a high demand for legal professionals with a qualification in science - and scientists who are qualified in law. Think of the law-makers dealing with legislation relating to climate change, genetically modified crops and stem cell research. And think of the scientists needing to navigate complex legal and political approvals processes to further their research.

Monash Law School is ranked in the world's top 15 law schools by QS World University Rankings for Law. You will be mentored by some of the most respected legal academics in the world. Our associate professors' credentials range from providing senior legal advice to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to advising the Commonwealth Attorney General on cyber crime.

Our world-class Bachelor of Laws degree is a recognised tertiary preparation for entry to the legal profession. You will learn to use the principles, rules and methods required for legal argument and legal research. Importantly, you will be encouraged to promote the concept of justice and have an appreciation of your professional responsibilities.

We help you harness legal experience. You can work under expert supervision with real clients on real cases at one of two community legal centres which partner with Monash Law School and undertake internships through the Castan Centre for Human Rights. For an international perspective, you can study a semester at the Monash Prato Centre in Italy or Monash University Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, or investigate our range of international internships and exchange opportunities to partner universities.

In the science faculty, you will have the flexibility to choose from 21 specialist majors on offer. You can focus on areas as diverse as astronomy, genetics, chemistry, statistics and zoology. And if you're uncertain about whether your passion lies behind a microscope, in front of a computer, through a telescope or in the field, you can always take a broad range of units in your first year, then decide on a specific area of interest in your second year.

You will be immersed in an environment of excellence, drawing on the knowledge and experience of more than 300 staff working across the broadest range of research disciplines offered by any Australian university. Our researchers are currently leading the way in fields including mental health law, green chemistry, stem cell research, and climate change and weather.

Professional recognitions

Australian

The Law component of this degree is recognised by the Council of Legal Education.

International

Check with your home admitting authority for degree recognition.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • 97.85 (Clayton)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

5 years full-time
10 years part-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 8,850 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Law

Course code: 0086

CRICOS code: 017109C

Find out more

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Contact

1800 MONASH
(1800 666 274)
Faculty of Law
www.law.monash.edu

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

5 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 32,600 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Law

Course code: 0086

CRICOS code: 017109C

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Single degree options

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE

The Faculty of Law does not accept TAFE qualifications as grounds for admission.

University

The Faculty of Law does not accept single unit enrolments for undergraduate studies. However, those students with international qualifications who are required by the Council of Legal Education to complete units for admission to practice in Australia may enrol in certain units.

External applicants

Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year's equivalent full-time study in an undergraduate or higher degree and achieved a distinction average or better (75%+) across all university units for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), (averages are calculated across all tertiary studies, irrespective of discipline) are eligible to be considered.

Postgraduate pathways

Non-law graduates considering a career in the law should contact the faculty to inquire about the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor), an accelerated program leading to admission to practice. This alternative program for non-law graduates is run from the Monash University Law Chambers.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

One of biology (any), chemistry (any), geography (any), mathematics SL, further mathematics SL, mathematics HL, physics (any) or psychology (any), and

A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL

Extra requirements

Non-year 12 (eg. transfer, mature age, TAFE) applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Information (Pi) form.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Clayton
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP 97.85

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash.

If you need more information, contact the faculty.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Equivalent Australian Year 12 OR to be eligible for an external transfer OR internal transfer, students must have:

(1) completed one or more years of a recognised tertiary degree (ie. a minimum of 48 credit points) and

(2) or achieved a credit average or better (75%+) across all university units for an international full-fee place.

Note: The above average is the minimum entry criteria to be eligible for admission. Entry to law courses via transfer is a competitive process and the actual average required depends on the number and standard of applications received each year.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

TAFE

The Faculty of Law does not accept TAFE qualifications as grounds for admission.

University

The Faculty of Law does not accept single unit enrolments for undergraduate studies. However, those students with international qualifications who are required by the Council of Legal Education to complete units for admission to practice in Australia may enrol in certain units.

External applicants

Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year's equivalent full-time study in an undergraduate or higher degree and achieved a distinction average or better (75%+) across all university units for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), (averages are calculated across all tertiary studies, irrespective of discipline) are eligible to be considered.

Postgraduate pathways

Non-law graduates considering a career in the law should contact the faculty to inquire about the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor), an accelerated program leading to admission to practice. This alternative program for non-law graduates is run from the Monash University Law Chambers.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 25 in one of Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS), Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

One of biology (any), chemistry (any), geography (any), mathematics SL, further mathematics SL, mathematics HL, physics (any) or psychology (any), and

A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL

English requirements for international students

IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5.

TOEFL minimum test score of 587 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of at least 5.0, or a minimum overall internet-based TOEFL test score of at least 94 with at least 24 in the written section and no less than 20 in any other section.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Clayton
International Baccalaureate 36
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 14

Applications

Semester one (March)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

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    In an age of increasing technological advancements, the link between science and the law will only become stronger. This means graduates with a double degree in science and law will have the power to choose which career they follow.

    As both degrees are internationally recognised, you will have no problem applying for work abroad. Depending on your area of specialisation, you may work in the space industry, biotechnology, intellectual property, mining or forensic law to name just some career paths.

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