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Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BSc/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2743.12

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 044703E


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


This version applies to students whose commencement year for this program is 2022 or later. Please use the link to the new Handbook for details.

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

Commencement Year 2020 - 2743.11 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2018-2019 - 2743.10 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2017 - 2743.9 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2016 - 2743.8 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2015 - 2743.7 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2014 - 2743.5 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws

Subjects may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new program version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your program.

The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws double degree program allows graduates to span both the legal and scientific worlds in a way that single degree graduates cannot. It provides students with the capacity for critical analysis and independent thinking. The double degrees permit students to undertake multi-skilling, and offer diverse career paths providing high marketability in multiple areas of expertise. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) provides students with professional legal skills including the ability to analyse legal material and understand fundamental legal principles; an understanding of the relationship between law and society; the skills to analyse and solve legal and non-legal problems and specialised study into the Australian legal system. The science component gives students the skills necessary for quantification, and scientific problem solving.

Study Mode
Five years full-time or ten years part-time. Students may be required to travel between campuses in order to complete their subjects

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Sarah Hookcourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Campbelltown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Hawkesbury CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Hawkesbury CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
Graduates from the Bachelor of Laws are eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in NSW after undertaking prescribed practical legal training.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws is based on the following requirements:

Assumed Knowledge: Students should have at least two unit English, and two unit Science (any science) and two unit Mathematics at year 12 equivalent.

Recommended studies: HSC English standard or equivalent.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students enrolling in these subjects may need to have a National Police Certificate and consent or prohibited employment declarations as they may be conducting their placement in circumstances where they work with minors. 200699 Clinical Legal Placement, 201028 Judicial Internship, 201080 Legal Internship, 201098 First Nations Peoples’ Access to Justice Clinic, 201097 Street Clinic, 200701 Issues in the Criminal Justice System (corrective services field trip requirement)- Also records and identity check. The following subjects require a visa for the relevant country and the ability to travel at a specified time: • 200759 Foundations of Chinese Law • 200983 Foundations of Indian Law • 201089 Legal, Economic and Social Transformation in Taiwan

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is an optional work component available in this program. Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the program but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation. For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 400 credit points as specified in the structure below. Students who complete this award will graduate with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Laws.

Note: At least 120 credit points must be at Level 3 or above.

Bachelor of Science Subjects

Years 1 to 3

Students who wish to exit this double degree after their third year and graduate with a Bachelor of Science must have completed 240 credit points and completed the subjects as listed below in Years 1, 2 and 3 with at least 60 credit points at Level 3 or above

Students completing the Bachelor of Science portion of this double degree must complete one of the Science testamur majors listed, in the first three years of study.

Students should note that core subjects will be allocated based on the Testamur Major chosen and as indicated in the relevant Testamur Major sequence. In some cases, students may choose between one or more options.

Bachelor of Science core subjects

Students are required to complete the following two subjects

300808Introductory Chemistry
300811Scientific Literacy

Foundation

(depending on testamur major selected):

Students are allocated core subjects from the following areas depending on the specialisation chosen. Students should consult the sequence of subjects identified for each specialisation.

Two of

300816Cell Biology
300802Biodiversity
301451Essential Chemistry

Mathematics

(depending on testamur major selected):

One of

300831Quantitative Thinking
300672Mathematics 1A
200263Biometry

Analytical Science

(depending on testamur major selected):

One of

200028Advanced Calculus
301460Biochemistry
300843Forensic and Environmental Analysis
301445Science Research Methods
300832Analytical Chemistry
300872Epidemiology

Work Integrated Learning

(depending on testamur major selected):

One of

301261Complex Case Studies in Science
301259Work Internship for Science Professionals
300911Complex Forensic Studies

Core Capstone

(depending on testamur major selected)

One of

300883Laboratory Quality Management
300913Field Project 1
300855Conservation Biology
300893Topics in Medical Science

Bachelor of Science Testamur Majors

Students are required to complete eight specialisation subjects from one of the following testamur majors.

Students may only select one testamur major:

MT3045AgriFood
MT3015Animal Science
MT3047Applied Physics
MT3042Biology
MT3027Chemistry
MT3022Forensic Science
MT3046Innovative Foods
MT3043Sustainable Environmental Futures
MT3014Zoology

Please note that not all Testamur Majors are available at all campuses.

Students may exit with the Diploma in General Science on completion of 80 credit points, comprising 30 credit points of specified core subjects and 40 credit points of Science core and/or any focus subjects from a Science or Medical Science testamur major and 10 credit points of any other subject offered by Western Sydney University including from the specified core or Science or Medical Science testamur majors.

Bachelor of Laws Subjects

Students enrolled in the 2743 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws will only be eligible to graduate from their Bachelor of Laws degree upon completion of the entire 400 credit point program. Students enrolled in this program who wish to graduate with a standalone law degree prior to completion of the entire Bachelor of Science component must transfer to program 2502 Bachelor of Laws (Non Graduate Entry) which requires the completion of 320 credit points (inclusive of 80 credit points of non-LLB study).

Students may early exit with the Diploma in Laws on completion of 80 credit points, comprising 20 credit points of specified Law core subjects and 60 credit points of Law core or alternate subjects, as provided in the program structure. Please refer to the links below for details.

2827- Diploma in Laws

Recommended Sequence

Note: students choosing MT3047 Applied Physics should consult the Academic Course Advisor for advice regarding subject sequences.

Year 1

Autumn session

200977Fundamentals of Australian Law
200010Criminal Law
300808Introductory Chemistry

One core Science Foundation subject (depending on testamur major selected)

300816Cell Biology

or

301451Essential Chemistry

or

300802Biodiversity

Spring session

200978Legal Analysis and Critique
200008Torts Law

One core Science Mathematics subject (depending on testamur major selected)

300831Quantitative Thinking

or

300672Mathematics 1A

or

200263Biometry

And

One core Science Foundation subject (depending on testamur major selected)

300816Cell Biology

or

301451Essential Chemistry

or

300802Biodiversity

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts

Two core Science subjects comprising:

One Analytical Science subject (depending on testamur major selected):

200028Advanced Calculus

or

301460Biochemistry

or

300843Forensic and Environmental Analysis

or

301445Science Research Methods

or

300832Analytical Chemistry

or

300872Epidemiology

And

300811Scientific Literacy

And

One testamur major subject (see sequence provided with each testamur major)

Spring session

200811Alternative Dispute Resolution

One core Science Work Integrated learning subject.

301261Complex Case Studies in Science

or

301259Work Internship for Science Professionals

or

300911Complex Forensic Studies

And

Two Science testamur major subjects (see sequence provided with each testamur major).

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

One Science capstone subject (depending on testamur major chosen):

300883Laboratory Quality Management

or

300913Field Project 1

or

300855Conservation Biology

or

300893Topics in Medical Science

And

Two Science testamur major subjects (see sequence provided with each testamur major).

Spring session

200984Government and Public Law

Three Science testamur major subjects (see the sequence provided with each testamur major).

Year 4

Autumn session

200757Equity & Trusts
200012Property Law

And two LLB alternate subjects

Spring session

200013Administrative Law
200018Law of Associations

And two LLB alternate subjects

Year 5

Autumn session

200009Constitutional Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB alternate subjects

Spring session

200756Remedies
200813Civil Procedure and Arbitration

And two LLB alternate subjects

LLB Alternate Subjects

Students must complete 80 credit points of subjects from the list of Bachelor of Laws alternate subjects below.

200019Revenue Law
200186Advanced Taxation Law
200220International Criminal Law
200271Financial Services Law
200294Mediation
201044Bioethics
200297Law of Employment
200298Immigration and Refugee Law
200529Comparative Law: Legal Systems of the World
200629Advanced Family Law
200632Elder Law
200633Family Law
200635Human Rights Law
200637Intellectual Property
200638International Business Transactions Law
200639International Trade Law
200641Wills and Succession
200646Advocacy
200647Planning and Environment Law
200649Jurisprudence
200650Advanced Torts and Civil Wrongs
200652Space Law - Commercial Aspects
200653Public International Law
200654Anti-Discrimination Law
200656Conflict of Laws
200657Corporate Governance
200659Insolvency Law and Policy
200661Media Law
200697Banking and Securities Law
200699Clinical Legal Placement
200701Issues in the Criminal Justice System
200702Public Health Law
200704Independent Study (Law)
200759Foundations of Chinese Law
200772Family Dispute Resolution
200773Moot Court
200799Work Health and Safety Law
200800International Climate Law
200801International Environmental Law
200802Law and Public Policy (Development and Implementation)
200803Law of International Organisations
200804Law of the Sea
200856Medical Law
200858Australian Consumer Law
200900Self-Managed Superannuation and Trusts
200905Australian Competition Law
200908Human Rights and the Asia Pacific
200943Practising in the Public Interest
200944First Peoples and the Australian Legal System
200955Information and Data Governance Law and Regulation
200956Islam, International Law and Human Rights
200982Mental Health Law
200983Foundations of Indian Law
201018Cyber Law and Justice
201027Law's Self-Understanding
201028Judicial Internship
201039Technology, Innovation and the Law
201040Designing Law Apps for Access to Justice
201080Legal Internship
201089Legal, Economic and Social Transformation in Taiwan
201097Street Law Clinic
201098First Nations Peoples' Access to Justice Clinic
201101Law, Economics, Ethics and Change

LAWS 4016 Legal Research and Methodology

Please note that the availability of Bachelor of Laws Alternate Subjects may vary from year to year. New subjects may become available and some others discontinued. The most recent version of course 2501 indicates which subjects are offered in the program. The School will publish information on which subejcts are available in a session.



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