Crime, justice and legal studies

Why study Crime, justice and legal studies?

The law plays a significant role in all aspects of our lives, from our relationships with each other, to the way in which our system of government operates. Our legal system is constantly changing and being challenged through activism, advocacy, crime trends and perceptions of justice.

Understanding the way that people shape law and how law shapes people is a key aim of Legal Studies. Legal Studies students critically investigate the nature, character and power of law. Legal Studies enriches debate about law and offers diverse ways to critique, reform and evaluate the role of law in a range of different contexts.

By exploring the ramifications of law on different groups within society, students gain powerful insights into the forces that shape our society – and the effectiveness of our legal system. Graduates find work in community services, criminal justice, social welfare, legal education and human rights areas, working in both government and non-government sectors. La Trobe Graduates are well suited to careers in advocacy, policy evaluation, policy development and research.

Sue Davies – Legal Studies

Career opportunities

Research and policy development, criminology, community work, advocacy, human rights, mediation and dispute resolution, criminal justice, social welfare, and community legal education.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2017

Bachelor of Arts
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 50.05
Mildura N/A
Shepparton N/A
Year
2017
About this course
This degree gives you the knowledge and practical experience you need to adapt to a changing job market. Graduates work in diverse industries including media, management, social policy, education, and community development.

As well as lectures and tutorials, your classes will include a combination of seminars, online videos and podcasts providing a balance of group study and independent learning. We limit our seminar classes to 25 people to give you personalised academic guidance.

You can major in the discipline that interests you most from electives across the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology, languages, screen arts, politics, sociology and history. You can also choose a second major or a minor from other disciplines, such as accounting, computer science, economics and psychology.

We encourage you to participate in student exchange and study abroad programs, many of which are financially supported. Overseas project work is also possible through subjects like our Service Learning in the Community (SLC) elective. SLC group projects address a community need with partners like CERES Environmental Park, Banyule Community Health and Moral Fairground.

You can also gain practical career skills through our Work Ready elective, where you look at the factors influencing job trends, meet industry professionals and have opportunities for volunteer or paid positions.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.
Career opportunities
Our graduates have gone on to roles as varied as broadcast journalist with ABC, adviser to the Parliamentary Secretary of Australia and multimedia coordinator for the Carlton Football Club.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Guaranteed Entry for Melbourne campus: Year 12 applicants only. Applicants with an ATAR of 75 or more will be made a first-round offer. Applicants whose ATAR is below 75 will be considered through normal selection processes.

Guaranteed Entry for regional campuses: Year 12 applicants only. Applicants with an ATAR of 60 or more will be offered a Commonwealth supported place. Applicants whose ATAR is below 60 will be considered through normal selection processes.

Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Drama, any Humanities, Legal Studies, Psychology or Theatre Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Mid-year entry may be available.

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.

For more information about the Work Ready Bachelor of Arts contact us on 1300 135 045.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017. Please note that you can only apply if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Health Sciences
Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne 66.8
Year
2017
About this course
Study health from a social perspective in this combined four-year degree. You'll build an understanding of health and disability alongside the humanities and social sciences.

Through your first year health sciences subjects, you'll focus on human biosciences, the role of health professionals in the community and the various factors that influence health. You can then go on to major in human physiology and anatomy, public health or rehabilitation counselling.

Our human physiology and anatomy electives include both theory and lab practice units. If you major in public health, you'll learn about environmental health issues, living with chronic health problems, global health initiatives and health care systems. If you major in rehabilitation counselling, you'll explore the psychosocial perspective of health and illness, behavioural change for rehabilitation clients, health in the workplace, and sports and exercise psychology.

Your arts electives can include anthropology, languages, sociology, drama, philosophy and politics. Arts and health combinations may include health promotion and gender studies, anthropology and public health, human biosciences and archaeology, philosophy and the experience of health and illness, and human biosciences and the philosophy of science.

You can also participate in our international student exchange program. If you choose to focus on public health or rehabilitation counselling, we can help you find work placements.
Career opportunities
Graduates may find work in medical research, aged care, community health promotion, global health, community-based rehabilitation services or specialist occupational health and safety. You could also go on to postgraduate studies in medical research.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Drama, any Humanities, Legal Studies, any Mathematics, any Science or Theatre Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017. Please note that you can only apply if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
Duration :
4.5 years full-time (4 years in an accelerated program) or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne 70.4
Year
2017
About this course
An arts/science degree gives you a combination of knowledge and skills that apply to a range of careers in areas like environmental science, journalism, research, health and business.

Your arts and sciences studies are divided equally across this four-year double degree, giving you two distinct majors to combine in a way that reflects your interests and goals. Choose from arts subjects like anthropology, languages, archaeology, philosophy and photography and team them with areas including environmental science, zoology, genetics, chemistry, physics or microbiology to create your study path.

Through your science subjects, you'll have access to purpose-built research laboratories and will work alongside some of Australia's leading researchers. Our arts subjects also offer a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, giving you the skills you need to adapt to today's changing jobs landscape.

We offer programs to help you transition from high school to the demands of university, along with volunteer and work experience placements. You'll also have the option to study with one of our student exchange partners, gaining credit towards your degree while overseas.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program. See the listing for Hallmark Course Group B for more details.
Career opportunities
An arts/science degree gives you a combination of knowledge and skills that apply to a range of careers in areas like environmental science, journalism, research, health and business.
Professional recognition
Depending on major or subject choice, graduates of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science may apply for membership with relevant professional assocations. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Drama, any Humanities, Legal Studies, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, any Science or Theatre Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Duration :
5 years full-time (4.5 years accelerated program) or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne n/a
Year
2017
About this course
Please note: this course is currently not taking any enrolments. We will introduce a new Master of Teaching (Secondary) in 2017, and will offer this course in combination with undergraduate programs, such as Bachelor of Arts.

This course gives you the flexibility to combine your interest in the humanities with a postgraduate qualification in secondary teaching, giving you the skills and experience you need to work in the classroom.

Our range of arts subjects allows you to build a specialised degree in areas such as politics, history, language studies and English. Along with lectures and tutorials, your classes will include a combination of seminars, online videos and podcasts, providing a balance of group study and independent learning. We limit our seminar classes to 25 people to give you personalised academic guidance.

Your teaching subjects will cover education theory, cultural and Indigenous perspectives, and child and adolescent development. You'll also study both state and national curricula, curriculum theory, teaching methodologies, and classroom management.

Professional placement is a key part of this course, giving you 60 days of practical experience in the classroom under the supervision of a qualified teacher. This is your chance to understand how students learn, find out how to create a positive learning environment, and discover your own teaching methods.
Career opportunities
On graduation, you can find roles in government, Catholic or independent Victorian schools.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
If you didn't get the ATAR there are other ways to get into this course. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Drama, any Humanities, Legal Studies, Psychology or Theatre Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.


Costs
Successful applicants must apply for a Working with Children Check prior to commencing teaching placements. The cost is approximately $76.10 and is valid for five years. For further information please visit: www.justice.vic.gov.au/workingwithchildren
How to apply
Please note: this course is currently not taking any enrolments. We will introduce a new Master of Teaching (Secondary) in 2017, and will offer this course in combination with undergraduate programs, such as Bachelor of Arts, from 2018. Until then, prospective students may enrol in the Bachelor of Arts and, subject to completing this program and meeting admission requirements, can complete the new Masters of Teaching (Secondary). To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne 90
Year
2017
About this course
Combine studies in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing with the thorough knowledge of the law you need for legal practice in this double degree.

Your Bachelor of Commerce offers a choice of five majors: accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing.

Our Professional Communication and Practice in Business program provides opportunities for you to engage with business professionals through internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-led seminars. These experiences give you the chance to discuss current business issues and see how your studies apply in a professional environment.

Your law studies will include all the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for legal practice. We focus on developing your skills in critical thinking, analysis, advocacy, mediation and negotiation, and allow you to build a specialised degree through your elective choices. You'll also get the chance to work with judges and magistrates, and undertake placements in real legal workplaces.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with an understanding of how business and law intersect in areas such as banking and finance law, income taxation law and global business law. As well as going on to legal practice, you could work in corporate and not-for-profit organisations, business consultancies, investment banking, government or public policy.
Professional recognition
The Marketing major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018. The Accounting major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Humanities equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017. Please note that you can only apply if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Criminology
Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne 75.95
Year
2017
About this course
The Bachelor of Criminology is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice and associated fields such as policing, corrections, juvenile justice, crime prevention and advocacy, crime and justice related research and policy, intelligence, forensics and customs.

It aims to give you the knowledge and skills needed to understand the complex causes of crime, and contribute to the development of innovative responses to it. By combining subjects in Law and Criminology with electives drawn from other disciplines, this course fosters a unique interdisciplinary perspective that is of value in a range of vocational settings.

First year core subjects will introduce you to key issues in relation to crime and criminal justice and the connection between the criminal justice system and human rights. You'll also examine the sustainability of our present system in terms of its social and economic cost, environmental impact and access to justice. Later year subjects on topics such as policing, sentencing and corrections, forensics, victimisation, and research and policy development allow you to develop a deeper understanding of key areas of practice and employment. At third year, you'll have an opportunity to hone your skills and build confidence by undertaking a work placement.

Career opportunities
Advocacy for ex-prisoners and youth at risk, research, public policy development and review, crime prevention in the community sector, corrections, police (with additional qualifications), courts system, government departments including justice, border protection and customs.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Additional information
Some electives may be available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017. Please note that you can only apply if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Criminology
Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne 90.35
Year
2017
About this course
Combining a professional qualification in law with a criminology degree, this program offers an innovative, high-quality legal education with a strong global and social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. The program includes all the compulsory law subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board for admission to the legal profession in Victoria and a wide range of law electives.

The criminology component is designed for students interested in the significant challenges crime and criminal justice pose for practitioners and policy makers. Combining subjects in criminology with electives drawn from other disciplines to complement the law program, this degree fosters a unique interdisciplinary perspective and will equip students with the skills and knowledge required to meet the changing needs of the employment market, and make a difference in communities through advocacy and policy development.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Victoria.

Graduates may also work specifically in criminal law, advocacy for ex-prisoners and youth at risk, research, public policy development and review, crime prevention in the community sector, corrections, police (with additional qualifications), the courts system, and in government departments including justice, border protection and customs.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to qualify for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer. Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training either by a 12-month period of Supervised Legal Training or by completing an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practise must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practise.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Additional information
Some electives may be available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017. Please note that you can only apply if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Laws
Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Bendigo 80.25
Melbourne 90.4
Year
2017
About this course
This FOUR-year accredited graduate degree gives you the chance to build knowledge of the law from a global and social justice perspective.

Explore the law from an international perspective with a focus on current justice issues in this course. Through your subjects, you'll gain practical experience in areas like advocacy, mediation and negotiation, have opportunities to work with judges and magistrates, and undertake placements in real legal workplaces.

The La Trobe Law School moot court gives you the chance to apply skills like client interviewing, witness examination and negotiation. Our mooting team participates in international competitions, so you can demonstrate your knowledge while building connections with lawyers, judges and academics from around the world.

You'll also have an opportunity to attend our winter school in Shanghai, held in partnership with Shanghai University Law School. There, you'll be introduced to the basic concepts and structure of Chinese law.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.

Note for Bendigo students:
Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, we recommend transferring to the Melbourne Campus to complete your degree with a wider selection of subjects. Law electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter schools.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. For more information on admission to practise, see Australian practise requirements and International practise requirements. Graduates work as lawyers, strategic advisers, workplace relations analysts, government staff, law librarians, policy advisors and intelligence analysts.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to qualify for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer. Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training either by a 12-month period of Supervised Legal Training or by completing an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practise must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practise.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Humanities or Legal Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017. Please note that you can only apply if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR*:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2017
About this course
This five-year double degree prepares you to take advantage of today's rapidly evolving work environment, giving you a legal education with a global social justice perspective. You'll learn to challenge the way you think about yourself, your community and our world.

You'll have the opportunity to build expertise in areas like politics, languages, sociology, and media studies. By combining studies in law and arts, you can build a career in areas like entertainment law, publishing, public relations, international business, diplomacy, management or government.

To build your practical skills, we also offer hands-on experience through internships, work experience programs, and our study abroad program. A number of students participate in United Nations events and conferences, where they join discussions on global issues such as climate change.

You can choose to match your law electives to your arts major if you wish. If you major in politics, for example, you can do related elective law subjects like public international law, human rights law or justice rights and the law. If you study languages, philosophy or drama, you could choose elective law subjects in areas like Chinese law or intellectual property law.

Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, we recommend transferring to the Melbourne Campus to complete your degree with a wider selection of subjects. Law electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter schools.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. It will prepare you for a career in private legal practice, government, the media, politics and the not for profit sector. You may also combine a Diploma of Languages with your degree to improve your ability to work overseas.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to qualify for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer. Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training either by a 12-month period of Supervised Legal Training or by completing an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practise must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practise.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Drama, any Humanities, Legal Studies, Psychology or Theatre Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Please note that you cannot complete a major in psychology or mathematics within this double degree, even though students in the three year single arts degree may do so.
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017. Please note that you can only apply if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2017

Bachelor of Arts (002080A)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 500
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Shepparton, Mildura
Year
2017
About this course
This degree gives you the knowledge and practical experience you need to adapt to a changing job market. Graduates work in diverse industries including media, management, social policy, education, and community development.

As well as lectures and tutorials, your classes will include a combination of seminars, online videos and podcasts providing a balance of group study and independent learning. We limit our seminar classes to 25 people to give you personalised academic guidance.

You can major in the discipline that interests you most from electives across the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology, languages, screen arts, politics, sociology and history. You can also choose a second major or a minor from other disciplines, such as accounting, computer science, economics and psychology.

We encourage you to participate in student exchange and study abroad programs, many of which are financially supported. Overseas project work is also possible through subjects like our Service Learning in the Community (SLC) elective. SLC group projects address a community need with partners like CERES Environmental Park, Banyule Community Health and Moral Fairground.

You can also gain practical career skills through our Work Ready elective, where you look at the factors influencing job trends, meet industry professionals and have opportunities for volunteer or paid positions.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne;
for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 50, Bendigo: 50.15, Albury-Wodonga: N/A, Mildura: N/A, Shepparton: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see our website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
Career opportunities
This course doesn't just prepare you for one career - it teaches you how to create new opportunities and adapt to a changing job landscape.

Your ability to think critically, coupled with strong communication skills, means you'll be ready to take on roles in administration, community development, education, human services, journalism, management, social policy and planning and social research.

If you choose to do postgraduate study you can also obtain professional recognition in areas including teaching, management, marketing, counselling, publishing and media.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If youre a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Health Sciences (025959E)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
30 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Study health from a social perspective in this combined four-year degree. You'll build an understanding of health and disability alongside the humanities and social sciences.

Through your first year health sciences subjects, you'll focus on human biosciences, the role of health professionals in the community and the various factors that influence health. You can then go on to major in human physiology and anatomy, public health or rehabilitation counselling.

Our human physiology and anatomy electives include both theory and lab practice units. If you major in public health, you'll learn about environmental health issues, living with chronic health problems, global health initiatives and health care systems. If you major in rehabilitation counselling, you'll explore the psychosocial perspective of health and illness, behavioural change for rehabilitation clients, health in the workplace, and sports and exercise psychology.

Your arts electives can include anthropology, languages, sociology, drama, philosophy and politics. Arts and health combinations may include health promotion and gender studies, anthropology and public health, human biosciences and archaeology, philosophy and the experience of health and illness, and human biosciences and the philosophy of science.

You can also participate in our international student exchange program. If you choose to focus on public health or rehabilitation counselling, we can help you find work placements.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (70%) PG1) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 75
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 70.3
International Baccalaureate - 26
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels- BCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website


If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry,, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
Career opportunities
Work opportunities exist in community development, education, health administration, health promotion, human services, journalism, management, non-clinical aspects of client management including community-based rehabilitation and case management, occupational health and safety and social policy.

You can also find work in government departments and agencies dealing with healthcare, community health centres and hospitals, rehabilitation centres, geriatric care and private healthcare organisations.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If youre a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (019481M)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
30 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
An arts/science degree gives you a combination of knowledge and skills that apply to a range of careers in areas like environmental science, journalism, research, health and business.

Your arts and sciences studies are divided equally across this four-year double degree, giving you two distinct majors to combine in a way that reflects your interests and goals. Choose from arts subjects like anthropology, languages, archaeology, philosophy and photography and team them with areas including environmental science, zoology, genetics, chemistry, physics or microbiology to create your study path.

Through your science subjects, you'll have access to purpose-built research laboratories and will work alongside some of Australia's leading researchers. Our arts subjects also offer a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, giving you the skills you need to adapt to today's changing jobs landscape.

We offer programs to help you transition from high school to the demands of university, along with volunteer and work experience placements. You'll also have the option to study with one of our student exchange partners, gaining credit towards your degree while overseas.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program. See the listing for Hallmark Course Group B for more details.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 70
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 70.1
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 75
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
Additional costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Professional recognition
Depending on major or subject choice, graduates of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science may apply for membership with relevant professional assocations. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
Graduates are likely to find work in areas such as science communication and editing, or policy and regulation, as well as a wide range of other career possibilities in line with chosen subjects/majors.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Bachelor of Criminology (089314B)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
The Bachelor of Criminology is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice and associated fields such as policing, corrections, juvenile justice, crime prevention and advocacy, crime and justice related research and policy, intelligence, forensics and customs.

It aims to give you the knowledge and skills needed to understand the complex causes of crime, and contribute to the development of innovative responses to it. By combining subjects in Law and Criminology with electives drawn from other disciplines, this course fosters a unique interdisciplinary perspective that is of value in a range of vocational settings.

First year core subjects will introduce you to key issues in relation to crime and criminal justice and the connection between the criminal justice system and human rights. You'll also examine the sustainability of our present system in terms of its social and economic cost, environmental impact and access to justice. Later year subjects on topics such as policing, sentencing and corrections, forensics, victimisation, and research and policy development allow you to develop a deeper understanding of key areas of practice and employment. At third year, you'll have an opportunity to hone your skills and build confidence by undertaking a work placement.

English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne;
for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 70
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 75, Bendigo N/A, Albury-Wodonga: N/A, Mildura: N/A, Shepparton: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 26
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 15
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 2.6
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - E
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Career opportunities
The Bachelor of Criminology is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in criminal justice and associated fields such as policing, corrections, juvenile justice, crime prevention and advocacy, intelligence, forensics and customs.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If youre a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Criminology (089316M)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Combining a professional qualification in law with a criminology degree, this program offers an innovative, high-quality legal education with a strong global and social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. The program includes all the compulsory law subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board for admission to the legal profession in Victoria and a wide range of law electives.

The criminology component is designed for students interested in the significant challenges crime and criminal justice pose for practitioners and policy makers. Combining subjects in criminology with electives drawn from other disciplines to complement the law program, this degree fosters a unique interdisciplinary perspective and will equip students with the skills and knowledge required to meet the changing needs of the employment market, and make a difference in communities through advocacy and policy development.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 92
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 90.1, Bendigo: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 33
GCE A Levels - 12
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 10
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - N/A
Indonesia (SMA) - N/A
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.3

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.
Additional information
N/A
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to qualify for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer. Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training either by a 12-month period of Supervised Legal Training or by completing an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practise must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practise.
Career opportunities
The Bachelor of Laws/Criminology aims to give you an opportunity for a career as a lawyer (see professional recognition for more details), or work in the criminal justice system in various areas. These areas include state and federal policing, courts, customs, security, corrections, various forms of detention (immigration detention, juvenile detention, etc.), forensic professions such as forensic psychology and forensic science. Graduates with an understanding of crime and causation and institutional responses to it are also increasingly sought by not-for-profit organisations and government departments.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Bachelor of Laws (075236D)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
January, June, December
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
29 500
Campus
Melbourne, Bendigo
Year
2017
About this course
This FOUR-year accredited graduate degree gives you the chance to build knowledge of the law from a global and social justice perspective.

Explore the law from an international perspective with a focus on current justice issues in this course. Through your subjects, you'll gain practical experience in areas like advocacy, mediation and negotiation, have opportunities to work with judges and magistrates, and undertake placements in real legal workplaces.

The La Trobe Law School moot court gives you the chance to apply skills like client interviewing, witness examination and negotiation. Our mooting team participates in international competitions, so you can demonstrate your knowledge while building connections with lawyers, judges and academics from around the world.

You'll also have an opportunity to attend our winter school in Shanghai, held in partnership with Shanghai University Law School. There, you'll be introduced to the basic concepts and structure of Chinese law.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.

Note for Bendigo students:
Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, we recommend transferring to the Melbourne Campus to complete your degree with a wider selection of subjects. Law electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter schools.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 92
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 90.4, Bendigo: 80.25
International Baccalaureate - 33
GCE A Levels - 12
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 10
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - N/A
Indonesia (SMA) - N/A
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4, and a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
International applicants are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice. International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. Graduates work as lawyers, strategic advisers, workplace relations analysts, government staff, law librarians, policy advisors and intelligence analysts.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (075232G)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
30 500
Campus
Melbourne, Bendigo
Year
2017
About this course
This five-year double degree prepares you to take advantage of today's rapidly evolving work environment, giving you a legal education with a global social justice perspective. You'll learn to challenge the way you think about yourself, your community and our world.

You'll have the opportunity to build expertise in areas like politics, languages, sociology, and media studies. By combining studies in law and arts, you can build a career in areas like entertainment law, publishing, public relations, international business, diplomacy, management or government.

To build your practical skills, we also offer hands-on experience through internships, work experience programs, and our study abroad program. A number of students participate in United Nations events and conferences, where they join discussions on global issues such as climate change.

You can choose to match your law electives to your arts major if you wish. If you major in politics, for example, you can do related elective law subjects like public international law, human rights law or justice rights and the law. If you study languages, philosophy or drama, you could choose elective law subjects in areas like Chinese law or intellectual property law.

Only the first two years of this course are offered in Bendigo. While it is possible to arrange long-distance learning, we recommend transferring to the Melbourne Campus to complete your degree with a wider selection of subjects. Law electives are also available in intensive delivery at Melbourne in summer and winter schools.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 per cent final result in a course.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 92
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 90.1, Bendigo: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 33
GCE A Levels - 12
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 10
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - N/A
Indonesia (SMA) - N/A
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English.
Additional information
Please note that you cannot complete a major in psychology or mathematics within this double degree, even though students in the three year single arts degree may do so.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). The relevant visa is required to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. Graduates should seek assurance or recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. It will prepare you for a career in private legal practice, government, the media, politics and the not for profit sector.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Other ways into undergraduate study

Learn how you can plan a pathway into your preferred degree, including single subject entry. See also La Trobe University Access and Equity programs which support a variety of ways into undergraduate study for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage.

Overseas study opportunities

There are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Students from overseas can come to La Trobe and do a short term Study Abroad program. Some short courses are also available to international students.  Short courses are also available to international students. Visit International Students for more information.

Student and graduate profiles

Students of the College talk about their experience at La Trobe.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences or focus on staff in Crime, justice and legal studies.