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Bachelor of Actuarial Science/ Bachelor of Laws

Where will your degree take you?

The legal system will go through a transformative phase over the next decade with innovation advances brought about by artificial intelligence and big data. 

Big data has the ability to provide lawyers with powerful tools to make effective decision making in their practice. Imagine being able to make predictions about the likely outcome of a case based on past decisions using predictive analytics. The benefits of the dual degree are both lawyers and data scientists share similar attributes including practising scheduled and systematic approaches, high-level critical thinking, as well as the desire to strive for objective truth. 

This degree will equip you with the skills to understand the data and give you the knowledge of the legal context and guidelines in which to use these numbers and prepare you to be a 21st degree lawyer and actuary. 

Qualifications across both programs could lead to a range of roles and unique opportunities to stand out with an edge in your career.  If you intend to practise law, the Bachelor of Laws degree is an approved degree for the purpose of admission as a legal professional in conjunction with further study (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) or a traineeship.


Legal Profession

Upon being admitted to the legal profession, you can work as a solicitor in a law firm, government organisation or a community legal centre. You can choose to specialise in a particular area of practice or be a generalist. As a legal professional, may have the opportunity to work as an in-house counsel where you will use your legal skills across a range of legal areas for the benefit of a particular organisation.


Upon being admitted to the legal profession and completing the bar practice course, you can work as a barrister. A barrister is an independent advocate and advisor and is often highly skilled in a particular area of law.


Actuaries are well-rewarded for their analytical and problem-solving skills in a growing number of industries. A newly qualified fellow can expect to earn around $125,000 per year and incomes rise quickly while senior actuaries can easily earn over $300,000 a year. No longer restricted to the finance and insurance industries, opportunities for actuaries are emerging in diverse areas such as health, education, energy and environment, public infrastructure, and genetics.

Business analyst

The projected job growth over the next five years for business analysts is 29.6 per cent making the profession in high demand across various industries. The skill set you gain from an actuarial science degree may also prepare you for a career as a business analyst, where your work will typically involve examining the operations, structure and policies of an organisation and recommending solutions to enable them to achieve their goals.

Professional accreditation

Bond is one of only seven universities in Australia, the only one in Queensland, to offer the fully accredited program by the Actuaries Institute and has recognition agreements with the Society of Actuaries (worldwide).

Graduate outcomes

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Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.

Further study options

Extend your learning beyond the completion of your degree. Consider progressing on your journey to sharpen your skills and expand your knowledge in business and other specialised areas through these learning opportunities.

How to be admitted to legal profession 

If you want to become a legal practitioner, you would normally be required to complete a practical legal training program such as the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) or a traineeship following the completion of the Bachelor of Laws degree.

Upon completing the Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, you will be eligible for admission to legal practice. The accrediting body in Queensland is the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (LPAB).  Further information on becoming a legal practitioner is available from the Queensland Law Society.


Whether you are looking to upskill, advance your career, change direction or dive deeper into a specific area, we offer a range of professional development microcredentials to help you get ahead.

  • Select from a suite of high-quality programs designed in collaboration with industry partners.
  • Learn from anywhere in the world, at your own pace.
  • Earn a digital certificate for each microcredential.
  • Potentially gain credit towards future study at Bond University.
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