Laws and Music - L3006

Laws and Music

Bachelor degree (honours)/Bachelor degree

The entertainment industry creates unique legal and management challenges that require specialised knowledge.

This double degree offers two very distinct areas of study that enable you to combine the expertise, skills and knowledge of a law degree with training in the entertainment and music industries.

You can have it all - nourish your creative side, while also testing your capacity for clear thinking by combining music with the study of law. You might focus on one profession above the other, finding work as a professional musician or practising law as a barrister or solicitor, or combine the two in your future choices.

This course leads to two separate degrees:

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


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


You can specialise in music performance (which you cannot do in the Bachelor of Arts), composition, creative music technology or ethnomusicology and musicology. And you can choose from a wide range of law electives to focus your law expertise as you wish.


This unique degree combination will let you lead the way in the entertainment industry. You will be able to direct your skills towards production, artist management, entertainment law or arts administration. A law degree is an excellent preparation for diverse law-related careers within the judiciary, government, media, business, industry and politics.

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At a glance

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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

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Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

English
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
N/A

IB subjects

English
At least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL

Maths
N/A

Sciences/Other
N/A

Applicants will not be admitted to this course solely on the basis of a VET qualification.

This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

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.

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

Entire academic record
This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Multiple pathways to this course

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course.

Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

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.

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

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.

English requirements

  • IELTS 7.0 (no band lower than 6.5); or
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 with a TWE of 4; or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 94 overall with Writing: 24, Listening: 20, Reading: 19, Speaking: 20; or
  • 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 domestic applicants:

Extra requirements for Laws:

Not applicable.

Extra requirements for Music:

All applicants must complete an audition/composition submission. For information on the audition/composition submission process please refer to Music Auditions.

For further information please call 1800 MONASH(666 274).

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

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.

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process.

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.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$9100

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

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

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$36,400

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. 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 Music is a specialist course that develops through the themes of Music specialist study, Music theory and ear training, and Music context study:

A. Music specialist study

This sequence of units will provide you with specialist skills to undertake a final examination either through performance with your chief instrument or voice, or through a folio of compositions, creative music technology media or written work. Performance and other applied electives are also available.

B. Music theory and ear training

This will integrate the development of aural skills with the theoretical understanding of music through listening, analysis, performance, notation and composition.

C. Music context studies

These studies will expose you to the study of music and music making in various cultural, historical, social and professional settings through introductory units and a capstone experience.