Laws and Global Studies - L3009

Laws and Global Studies

Bachelor degree (honours)/Bachelor degree

This exciting double degree course is for students who aspire to be leaders in social change and wishing to fulfil the academic requirements for admission to practice as a lawyer in Australia. Combining the study of challenges confronting global communities, such as peace and conflict; the rich-poor gap; and crime and justice with studies in Law you will gain the skills to understand the complex challenges facing cultures and communities around the world and the opportunity to apply your knowledge to affect change.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

  • the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and
  • the Bachelor of Global Studies.

Youwill gain the benefits of each degree course and be fully equipped to pursue acareer in either field, separately, or to combine the two in your chosen work.

You will acquire a solid foundation in theconcepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system andthe research, analytical and communication skills of the legal profession. The elective component gives youflexibility to choose from a wide range of specialist units. The opportunityexists to participate in international learning experiences, through on-campuscurricula and through off-campus international exchange and study abroadexperiences, internships locally and internationally and a clinical legal education program to undertake work-based learning.

Withthree global studies specialisations (International studies, Internationalrelations or Global cultural literacies — including a language) you have theopportunity to develop your capabilities and apply them in practical andprofessional real life contexts. You will gain a rich understanding of theinterplay of local, regional and global forces through focused studies, a broadrange of multidisciplinary electives and an overseas study component.

A key component of the Bachelor of Global Studies is therequired period of study overseas that can be completed intensively, at aMonash international campus, or at a prestigious partner university. This combination enables you to not onlythink globally, but to also study in an international environment.

As agraduate of this double degree, you will be prepared for diverse careersin and beyond the law, including work in politicsand government; the environmental sector; international development; foreignaffairs; international relations; trade; defence; immigration; and thenon-government sector. The course also prepares you for apathway to master's and doctoral qualifications.

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At a glance

ATAR

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

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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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

This course is designed for students who aspire to be leaders in creating social change. Combining global studies with studies in Law will give you the skill set to understand the complex challenges facing cultures and communities around the world and the opportunity to apply your knowledge to affect change.

You will acquire 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.  With three global studies specialisations (International studies, International relations or Global cultural literacies — including a language) you have the opportunity to develop your capabilities and apply them in practical and  professional real life contexts.

Through this combination, you will not only think globallybut study globally as well with overseas travel a requirement of the course.

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Please select a specialisation for more details:

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 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 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 must have:

  • completed the equivalent of a minimum of one year (48 credit points) and a maximum of two years (96 credit points) of a recognised undergraduate degree and
  • achieved a distinction average or better across all university units

Entry to law courses is a competitive process and the actual average required depends on the number and standard of applications received each year.

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.

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.

International Students:

If you don't meet the entrance requirements above, you'll be able to gain entry to this course by completing the pathway Monash College Foundation Year. The other pathway options available are 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: L3009

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 specialised 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 Global Studies is a specialist course that develops through two themes, which will provide you with interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the key challenges facing the global community and in-depth expertise in your specialised area of study to enable you to effect change.

A.Leadership, culture and globalisation

You will compare and contrast a range of solutions in different historical, linguistic, cultural, and geographical settings, focussing especially on developing an understanding of effective leadership across a range of contexts to formulate practical and innovative approaches to global challenges.

B.Global studies specialist knowledge

These units will provide in-depth knowledge of the specific facet of global studies that comprises your specialisation, providing you with the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge needed to critically analyse, communicate and apply your disciplinary knowledge.