CH75 - Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Overview

Course Overview

Law Honours is a prestigious award recognising students who have achieved a high level of performance in their undergraduate law degree. This course comprises two dissertation units (designed to produce publishable journal articles), two advanced research units and two work integrated learning units. The two work integrated learning units act as capstones to the law landmarks (core undergraduate course themes). This enhanced training and experience is designed to signal to employers the calibre of graduates with an honours award.

Career Information

As a law graduate you will be prepared to pursue a career in roles such as a Solicitor, Barrister and In-House Counsel. A law degree may also be suitable if you are seeking a career as an academic, or in business, the public service or politics.

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) LLB(Hons)
AQF Level Level 8: Bachelor Honours Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Laws degree from CQUniversity or other recognised bachelor's degree in law from a recognised university with a grade point average of 5/7 (75 per cent) in the third level of the Bachelor of Laws course, including a '6' or better level pass in at least one unit.

For a candidate with equivalent qualifications, special permission of the Head of Course for Law on the advice of the relevant Course advisor is required.

Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) course.

English Language Requirements

Domestic students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This course 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 course.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students have studied a Bachelor of Law at an accredited Australian Law School.

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
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 (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). The Bachelor of Laws partially satisfies 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 practice. CQUniversity does not offer practical legal training, but advice on practical legal training programs. The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is an additional one year full-time or two year part-time advanced research training, applied research and work integrated learning award offering students further development of their legal skills.

Learned Society Accreditiation

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 (Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is an additional one year full-time or two year part-time advanced research training, applied research and work integrated learning award, offering students further development of their legal skills.

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

LAWS14006 - This is a work-based learning unit that functions as a capstone for critical professional skills acquired in the Bachelor of Laws course. Supported by academic mentors, students design and complete a practical project in the workplace or in the community and reflect on the skills acquired and future professional development opportunities. Hours Expected: 30 Location: Online
LAWS14005 - This is a work-based learning unit that functions as a capstone for critical professional skills acquired in the Bachelor of Laws course. Supported by academic mentors, students design and complete a practical project in the workplace or in the community and reflect on the skills acquired and future professional development opportunities. Hours Expected: 30 Location: Online

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 4
2017 6
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse complex legal problems by proposing and implementing appropriate legal research methodologies
  • 2. Synthesise information on advanced legal research topics through a critical review of authorities, literature analysis and the management of this information in a research database
  • 3. Critically analyse the potential and impact of different forms of risk associated with legal problems
  • 4. Evaluate the legal and regulatory aspects of social change, social innovation or inequality and resistance to that change in the context of a specific application.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4
10. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
1. KNOWLEDGE Have coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
5. SKILLS Have technical skills to design and use research in a project
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
More Details
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