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Open opportunities in both journalism and law

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.

Employers continue to seek graduates with flexible skills and knowledge in multiple disciplines. A Bachelor of Journalism/ Bachelor of Laws, allows graduates to pursue a career in both journalism and the legal profession. At Bond University, students can learn first-hand the intricacies of the journalism industry and understand Australian Law.

Learn from industry professionals

At Bond, our academics have a wealth of knowledge and industry experience. Our academics ensure students are equipped with a dynamic skill set and are committed to advancing their knowledge. By undertaking the combined Bachelor of Journalism/ Bachelor of Laws program, students will be exposed to legal research, legal writing, oral communication and advocacy, ethics, and an array of areas in communication.

Key features

  • Combined studies in Journalism and Law
  • Small class sizes and personalised approach to learning
  • Graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees

About the program

The Bachelor of Journalism is driven by a digital-first ethos and grounded in core journalistic traditions and values of truth, fairness and accuracy. This approach empowers students to harness and exploit established and emerging technologies to create career opportunities and new pathways. Students learn to conceptualise and create original and compelling content across platforms and are encouraged to use digital storytelling to engage with social issues and advocate for change. Show more

The Bachelor of Journalism is driven by a digital-first ethos and grounded in core journalistic traditions and values of truth, fairness and accuracy. This approach empowers students to harness and exploit established and emerging technologies to create career opportunities and new pathways. Students learn to conceptualise and create original and compelling content across platforms and are encouraged to use digital storytelling to engage with social issues and advocate for change. Throughout their degree, students build a substantial portfolio of practical work aligned with industry standards, in the process defining themselves as specialised professionals via a choice of real-world majors and minors. Students have access to world-class facilities and opportunities to report for local, national and international media outlets. We offer journalism and digital media internships in Australia and abroad, including New York, Washington, Beijing and London. 

The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. It provides students with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialisation. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Bachelor of Laws provides an engaging learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. Show less

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world. 
Duration12 semesters (4 years)
Starting semesters
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaCommunication and Creative Media, Law
Program codeHL-21054
CRICOS code093918F
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

View the Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws - Program Structure and Sequencing for all semesters of commencement.

Bachelor of Laws with Honours

Students may be eligible for Honours. Please see the Law Honours / Distinction information page for eligibility requirements.

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $20,040* per semester average
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $21,040* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $240,480
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $252,480

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Entry score for 2021 entry
Min ATARMin OPMin IB
85830

Visit our Faculty of Society & Design student profile and Faculty of Law student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at the Faculty in the January semester 2020.

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

2021 Year 12 Entry

To ensure students are not disadvantaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, current Year 12 students can be assessed now for a guaranteed offer for 2021 entry conditional on the completion of Year 12. Applications will be assessed based on their first semester Year 12 results and meeting any subject prerequisite requirements for their program. Find out more.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Future outcomes

The Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws enables you to graduate with two undergraduate degrees. The combined degree provides you with the professional outcomes and opportunities of both individual degrees. Please refer to the individual programs for professional outcomes.

Completing this combined program will provide opportunities for a range of careers in private, government and not for profit sectors. Graduates may seek to practise law whilst utilising a foundational understanding of the production of content for a range of traditional and multimedia platforms, or employ their understanding of journalism to work in biomedical industries with a background in compliance, regulation and intellectual property.

 

Further study

When you finish your Bachelor of Laws degree, you will normally apply for the postgraduate professional qualification, the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PLT) to enable you to apply for registration to practise Law.

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