Laws and Global Studies - L3009

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.

You will gain 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. 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. The elective component gives you flexibility to choose from a wide range of specialist units. The opportunity exists to participate in international learning experiences, through on-campus curricula and through off-campus international exchange and study abroad experiences, internships locally and internationally and a clinical legal education program to undertake work-based learning.

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. You will gain a rich understanding of the interplay of local, regional and global forces through focused studies, a broad range of multidisciplinary electives and an overseas study component.

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

As a graduate of this double degree, you will be prepared for diverse careers in and beyond the law, including work in politics and government; the environmental sector; international development; foreign affairs; international relations; trade; defence; immigration; and the non-government sector. The course also prepares you for a pathway to master's and doctoral qualifications.

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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
Semester one (February)
Course Handbook

A Monash Law 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, gaining applied legal and intercultural 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 a choice of Global Studies specialisations, including human rights and international relations. 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.

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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

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.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2022 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$14,630

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$41,000