Laws and Arts - L3003

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 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

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), Second Semester (July).
Course Handbook

A Monash Law/Arts double degree offers the idealistic person a realistic way to make a difference in the world. Whether you aspire to work in a top-tier law firm, commercial or international law, a community legal centre or as an advocate for justice, a Monash Law degree lets you take the first step. You will be building a solid foundation for a legal career, with your training beginning on day one. In this practical double Bachelor degree course, you'll also have the option of studying overseas, taking one of many different double degrees and gaining applied legal experience.

In your first year, you'll begin mastering the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system. Alongside this rigorous training in the basics, throughout your degree you'll also be able to pursue the areas of the law that interest you.You'll benefit from a range of specialist law electives as diverse as 'Negotiation and Conflict Resolution,' 'Media Law' or 'Animal Law.'

This freedom to craft a course that perfectly matches your interests and aspirations extends to an expansive choice of Arts electives across the University. You'll have a double degree that is recognised by the Council of Legal Education and includes the prerequisite studies to prepare you for admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Factor in significant opportunities for hands-on practical experience (including our clinical legal education program); international study (including at the Prato Centre in Italy); a supportive and industry-focused community (including a dynamic Law Students' Society); and the prestige that comes with a degree from a leading law school and you'll have the ideal foundation for a lifelong career.

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

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

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

The course structure can be viewed in the Handbook. You can also view the course map.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

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

Apply through VTAC

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L3003

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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.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

A$14,500

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$42,600

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.