Laws and Arts - L3003

Laws and Arts

Bachelor degree (honours)/Bachelor degree

While either Law or Arts can be a fine start to your career, you can enhance your options and professional expertise by combining them in this sought-after double degree course.

Tailored to your interests and career aspirations, a feature of our Law course is the large number of specialist units available. Coupled with some 40 Arts majors and minors, you can blend your study of Law with subjects such as bioethics, criminology, international relations, holocaust or genocide studies, or indulge your passion for the performing arts, language, music or theatre. The choice is yours.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and
  • the Bachelor of Arts.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.

Graduates with these two degrees will have a solid foundation in the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system and the research, analytical and communication skills of the legal profession. In Arts, they will have been challenged to think critically and creatively, to resist easy answers or simplistic solutions and to develop an ethical and intellectual framework within which to understand what it means to be human, and how this changes over time. Taken together with the opportunities to study overseas and undertake work-based projects, it's a dynamic combination.

The course offers opportunities for law graduates to focus on issues of policy and governance in addition to direct legal services. Graduates will be highly sought-after across a broad range of areas including diplomacy and trade, human rights and international law, intellectual property and publishing, advertising, marketing, entertainment law and international business.

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At a glance

ATAR

98 Note 2017 clearly in ATAR
92.8 Note 2017 lowest ATAR offer

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
Tick N/A N/A

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
Duration This course is equivalent to 5.25 years of full-time study and offered only in accelerated mode to complete in 5 years.

Part-time study is also available.
Start date First Semester (February)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

English Maths Sciences/Other
Australian VCE subjects Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL N/A N/A
IB At least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL N/A N/A

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course based on your prior studies, use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

Non-School leaver requirements

Non- school leavers

Applicants who have partially completed an undergraduate degree must have completed the equivalent of one year (48 credit points) and a maximum of two years (96 credit points) of a recognised university degree; and achieved a distinction average or better across all the university units, irrespective of discipline.  The distinction average is a minimum entry criteria to be eligible for admission, and the average will then be the basis for ranking candidates.

Graduate entry requirements

Non-law graduates considering a career in the law are only eligible to apply for the Master of Laws (Juris Doctor).

The Faculty of Law does not accept single unit enrolments for undergraduate studies, except for cross institutional enrolments or for law graduate returning to complete units in order to practise in Victoria.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra requirements for Laws:

Not applicable

Extra requirements for Arts:

Not applicable

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

Domestic Students:

We recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course, provided you meet the course prerequisites above. More about special admissions schemes...

If you don't meet the initial entrance requirements, you'll be able to gain entry to this course by transferring to Monash Law from a recognized undergraduate course at Monash or from another university. Please refer to the requirements for non-school leavers above.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

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

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: L3003

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2017 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$8600

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

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

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) course is a specialist course that develops through themes: legal methodology and legal practice; public law; and private law. The specialised knowledge and advanced skills are imparted in later year elective units, including a final year project involving intensive research and writing.

A. Legal methodology and legal practice

B. Public law

Public law includes constitutional law, administrative law and criminal law. It concerns the powers and procedures of the legislative, executive and judicial organs of government, and how they are regulated and controlled by "the rule of law". It also concerns the legal relationship between government and individuals, including the protection of the individual rights.

C. Private law

Private law deals with legal relationships between legal persons, including corporations as well as individuals. It includes the study of property rights, contractual rights and obligations, wrongs (called "torts") such as trespass and the negligent infliction of injury, and the law of equity and trusts.

D. Extending specialized knowledge and advanced skills: Law electives

In later years of the course, you will be able to choose from a broad range of elective law units. High achieving students may also include one or two Master's units in their final year of study. Elective law units enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your own interests, skills and career goals. In addition to public and private law, these include international law, commercial law and human rights law. You will have opportunities to study overseas, and to undertake work-based learning, for example, in our clinical legal education program and in local and international internships.

The Bachelor of Arts is a comprehensive course, structured in three equal parts. In the double degree course you complete:

A. Arts specified study

This will expose you to several Arts disciplines areas of study contributing breadth to your knowledge of the arts, humanities and social sciences. It will also give you the opportunity to learn about several areas of study before finalising your choice of major and minor.

B. Arts listed major

This will provide you with a focused program of study that will develop your practical and theoretical skills and knowledge in one Faculty of Arts listed major area of study. You will learn to critically analyse, apply and communicate an advanced level of understanding of the concepts and theoretical frameworks that constitute the knowledge base of the area of study.