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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (BALW)

Entry requirements
ATAR 76.35
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Ipswich
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep
Note: Only Law courses can be studied at UniSQ Ipswich. Not all Arts majors are available on-campus at Springfield.


  • A double degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws gives you an edge when applying for jobs as a community lawyer, legal officer, barrister or solicitor. When combined with a major in History, International Relations, or Social Justice, this double degree enables you to follow your passion and pursue a range of employment.
  • By completing a double degree, your opportunities for employment will expand and you will graduate sooner than if you were to complete two separate degrees.
  • The different areas of law you will explore throughout the degree include criminal law, legal conflict and resolution and legal professional practice and ethics. This is then combined with an Arts major of your choice, including Anthropology and Archaeology, Creative and Critical Writing, English Literature, Journalism, International Relations, History, and Contemporary Media.
  • When graduating with a double degree, you will receive a separate testamur (official certificate) for each degree.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Legal Practitioner Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practise law. Advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask UniSQ.

Career outcomes

  • As a graduate with a double degree, your career opportunities are extensive and vary widely depending on your chosen majors. Career opportunities through this double degree may include private practice solicitor or barrister, government departments, non-government agencies, legal organisations, journalist, public relations practitioner, media companies or as a communications consultant. 

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Recent secondary education

Adjusted Entry score including adjustment factors (additional points given in certain circumstances). Unadjusted Entry score not including adjustment factors.
ATAR The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is a percentile rank used to assess the results of high-school applicants for undergraduate entry into university. 76.35 76.50

To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

UniSQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degree's student cohort from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Please note we cannot award credit within the Bachelor of Laws on the basis of work experience due to the professional accreditation requirements. 


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 40 units.

Courses to be studied Units
4 x Arts core courses plus 19 x Law core courses 23
1 x 12-unit extended Arts major
or 1 x 8-unit Arts major plus 1 x 4-unit minor
5 approved Law courses 5
Total 40

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 16323
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25040

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Ipswich 939911
Online 909915
Springfield 929911
Toowoomba 909911

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

Apply through QTAC

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Note: Semester 3 intake is available only by distance. There is no on-campus intake in Semester 3.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to apply directly to UniSQ if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.
Note: Semester 3 intake is available only by online study.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 20 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 8 September Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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What are the benefits of a double degree such as a a Bachelor of Arts and Law?

Studying a Bachelor of Law and Arts at UniSQ gives you a competitive edge in various fields. This double degree allows you to combine your passion for Arts with a comprehensive understanding of Law. It's perfect for those who want to explore the intersection of legal studies with areas like History, International Relations, or Social Justice, opening up a range of employment opportunities for those who hold a Bachelor of Arts LLB.

The Law and Arts double degree intertwines by providing a comprehensive education in both fields. You'll explore different areas of law, including criminal law and legal ethics, while also diving into an Arts major of your choice. This combination enhances your analytical and creative skills, making you versatile in various professional settings. 

Why UniSQ?
UniSQ is the ideal choice for your Bachelor of Arts and Law due to our flexible study options, industry connections, and a supportive learning environment. We believe that creating an engaging and positive learning environment is key to academic success. That’s why at UniSQ, we’ve worked hard to develop a supportive community and teaching staff, ensuring that practicality and efficiency are at the core of your learning experience. You’ll have access to industry-leading equipment, learning facilities and staff throughout your Law and Arts degree.
Is the Bachelor of Laws professionally accredited?
Yes, the Bachelor of Laws component of the double degree is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland. This accreditation partially satisfies the requirements to practice as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland and elsewhere in Australia. 
What are the entry requirements for completing a Bachelor of Arts and Law?

To gain entry into the Bachelor of Arts and Law you must meet a minimum ATAR, pre-requisite and assumed knowledge.

For further information, please view the entry requirements section of this page. 

At UniSQ, we believe in offering multiple pathways to study. If you don’t meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree, there are options available to you. 

What are the career opportunities for graduates with a law and arts degree?

Some of the career opportunities with a Bachelor of Arts LLB (or equivalent) includes:

  • solicitor/lawyer or barrister
  • legal officer in government or corporations
  • community lawyer
  • policy advisor
  • legal journalist
  • public relations practitioner
  • professional in media companies
  • communications consultant
  • human rights advocate
  • legal researcher.
Are flexible study options available?

Yes, flexible study options are available for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degree. You can choose to study on-campus or online, and the degree is designed to accommodate part-time study, allowing you to balance your education with other life commitments.

At UniSQ, we're committed to providing a comprehensive and flexible educational experience that prepares you for a successful career in both the arts and legal fields. Our Bachelor of Arts and Laws degree is tailored to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed in today's dynamic professional landscape.