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Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLBH)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • -
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • If you would like to enhance your employment opportunities, advance your knowledge and skills in a specialist area of Law and build valuable research skills, UniSQ’s Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is one of the few graduate Honours program for a law degree in Australia.
  • Under the guidance of our lecturers you will study legal research methods, complete two major research projects in areas of law you are passionate about and make a difference to society in a meaningful way. Collectively, our lecturers have a wealth of experience in a diverse range of backgrounds, including criminal law, human rights, international and comparative law, ethics, family and succession law, environmental and natural resources law, commercial and taxation law, and public law and policy.
  • Our Law degrees have been developed with an Advisory Committee of senior judges and lawyers who have all given it their enthusiastic endorsement. Our lecturers have strong connections with legal practice and understand the contemporary needs of the legal profession.
  • If you’ve already completed your Practical Legal Training (PLT) program (at another institution), we will give you credit from that PLT program to halve your Honours degree (namely the Honours electives half). You will complete an Honours degree in law in one additional year (or part-time equivalent), including your Practical Legal Training – a great thing to have on your CV.

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) articulates from The Bachelor of Laws. 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).

UniSQ law programs have also been approved by the Australian Law Schools Standards Committee under the Standards for Australian Law Schools adopted by the Council of Australian Law Deans. The Bachelor of Laws will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a lawyer in Queensland or elsewhere in Australia. Intending lawyers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practise law. There is an option in the Honours year of gaining a credit for four units of law approved courses by the completion of an approved practical legal training program. Advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through Ask UniSQ.

Career outcomes

  • Explore a career in the public service, government, politics, non-government organisations and private enterprise with your skills gained at UniSQ.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Completion of the Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Southern Queensland, or other recognised bachelor's degree in law from a recognised university with a pass at either:

  • a credit level (grade point average of 5.0/7, that is 71.4 per cent) in the entire program and permission of the relevant Program Coordinator
  • a grade point average of 5.2/7 (75 per cent) in the third level of the Bachelor of Laws program, including an 'A' or better level pass in at least one course.

For a candidate with equivalent qualifications, special permission of the Executive Dean on the advice of the relevant Program Coordinator is required.

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.


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

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Law Honours approved courses 4
Total 8

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for 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 25920

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. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for 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

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.


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

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Why study a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)?
  • UniSQ’s Bachelor of Laws Honours degree (also known as a LLB honours) is one of the few graduate Honours programs for a Law degree in Australia.
  • Our law degree has been developed and endorsed by an advisory committee of senior judges and lawyers.
  • The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) has been accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board, Queensland, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland. 
What differentiates a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from a standard Bachelor of Law degree?

This will vary depending on where you choose to study a Bachelor of Laws with Honours qualification.

Our one-year Bachelor of Law Honours degree articulates from the Bachelor of Laws, giving you the opportunity to advance your law knowledge by building valuable research skills.

You will study legal research methods and use your law areas of interest to complete two major research projects. 

What are the career opportunities for graduates who hold a Bachelor of Laws with Honours?

Graduates who hold a Bachelor of Law Honours (also known as a LLB honours) can look forward to a career in a variety of different setting, including:

  • public service
  • government
  • politics
  • non-government
  • private enterprise.
Are flexible study options available?

Yes! At UniSQ, you can study our Bachelor of Laws with Honours online. You can choose to study full-time or part-time, allowing you to balance studying with your work and life commitments.

Work towards your undergraduate qualification at your own pace with our flexible online study learning options.