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Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws

Program overview

Bond’s accelerated three-semester-per-year timetable makes it easy to tackle a double degree. In fact, you can complete two degrees at Bond in less time than you could graduate with just one at most other universities. 
Bond’s Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws combination takes just under four years to complete. 

The combination of Arts and Law will allow you to tailor your studies according to your interests by selecting your choice of Humanities subjects in combination with a recognised Law degree that is an approved degree for admission to legal practice, in conjunction with the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. 

Our Arts program features a selection of 12 majors, including criminology, psychology, international relations, and media studies; all of which complement your law studies to develop a multi-layered skillset that will really stand out to future employers.

Program code: HL-21050

CRICOS code: 093912A

Program overview

Bond’s accelerated three-semester-per-year timetable makes it easy to tackle a double degree. In fact, you can complete two degrees at Bond in less time than you could graduate with just one at most other universities. 
Bond’s Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws combination takes just under four years to complete. 

The combination of Arts and Law will allow you to tailor your studies according to your interests by selecting your choice of Humanities subjects in combination with a recognised Law degree that is an approved degree for admission to legal practice, in conjunction with the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. 

Our Arts program features a selection of 12 majors, including criminology, psychology, international relations, and media studies; all of which complement your law studies to develop a multi-layered skillset that will really stand out to future employers.

Program code: HL-21050

CRICOS code: 093912A

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About this program

In today’s world of change and transformations, with internationalisation affecting every aspect of our lives, there has never been a greater need to understand ourselves and others as cultural and intercultural beings. Bachelor of Arts offers a great range of Majors which can equip you with an in-depth knowledge of and an insight into the Arts and Humanities fields including philosophy, human thought and activity, European and Asian languages and cultures, the making of the Australian continent and its people, the story of Indigenous societies and the survival of colonialism. The choices offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts degree will advance your understanding of yourself and your culture, will enable you to develop intercultural awareness through comparing your culture with other cultures, and to progress skills needed for living and working in a globalised world. Studies in the Bachelor of Arts degree will help you comprehend and appreciate how our past is shaping our future.

The Bachelor of Laws prepares you for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. It provides you 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 program and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Bachelor of Laws provides an engaging learning experience that challenges you academically and prepares you practically for a legal career.

What you'll be studying

  • Study overview

    The Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws combination totals 40 subjects (400 credit points). A full-time study load is 40 credit points per semester, meaning that you will finish your degree in 10 semesters – 3 years 4 months at Bond. 

    Your program schedule may vary slightly depending on which semester you begin.

Program features

  • Learn by experiences

    Bond’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws offers a wealth of life-changing study experiences including student exchanges with top universities across the UK, USA and Europe, international study tours, global competitions, and professional conferences. 

    We also encourage volunteering, mentoring and other extracurricular projects through Beyond Bond and you will have the opportunity to work on real-life challenges through our Transformer program.

  • Personalised learning

    In both your law and humanities classes, you will learn in small discussion-based groups where every student has access to state-of-the-art facilities such as our e-courtrooms, film and television studios and editing suites.

  • Diverse Career Pathways

    A double degree could more than double your career options. You can choose to follow the pathway to becoming a practising lawyer, look for a role focussed on your arts qualification or explore exciting careers that combine both disciplines.

  • Gain practical experience

    Studying at Bond will give you much more than a degree. You will have opportunities to enhance your skills either in the humanities or the law by participating in work experience or internships as well as take the opportunities to be involved in our mooting teams that compete nationally and internationally, the Bond Law Clinic-program, and a wealth of volunteering and team-based projects as part of only-at-Bond experiences like Beyond Bond and Transformer.

  • Industry in the classroom

    Our academics have extensive industry experience in their area of expertise. While your arts lecturers could be the founder of the Sports Diplomacy field, Stuart Murray, and Director of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies or James Ferguson who has written/co-written numerous books on China.

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Hear from our Bondies

  • Australian Diplomat, DFAT

    I lived the Bond experience. I was a mooter, participating in an intellectual property law moot in China, served as President of the Student Association, took an international exchange to Leiden University, and gained a Bond seasonal clerkship with a top-tier law firm in Brisbane. I also completed an internship at the United Nations in Geneva – the catalyst for me to join DFAT and become an Australian diplomat. Based in Canberra, I’m developing Australia’s foreign policy for the Middle East. 

    Henry Norris - Bachelor of Arts/Laws (Honours)
  • Bond gave me unparalleled access to international and domestic internships, which allowed me to explore the many facets of my academic and professional interests and enabled me to make an informed decision about which path to take upon graduation. 

    Thea Philip - Alumna
  • Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, Journalism, and Multimedia

    At the forefront of this digital age, emerging technological change now offers modern communication graduates dynamic careers in a range of new opportunities. Our lecturers have carefully researched the skills and traits that the next generation of communication graduates will need in this fast-changing discipline. Our courses empower students to choose specialist majors, so they can begin to brand themselves as professionals in any of the various creative niches of the communication field.

    Dr Marilyn Mitchell - Discipline Leader
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Hear from our Bondies

  • Bond gave me unparalleled access to international and domestic internships, which allowed me to explore the many facets of my academic and professional interests and enabled me to make an informed decision about which path to take upon graduation. 

    Thea Philip - Alumna
  • Australian Diplomat, DFAT

    I lived the Bond experience. I was a mooter, participating in an intellectual property law moot in China, served as President of the Student Association, took an international exchange to Leiden University, and gained a Bond seasonal clerkship with a top-tier law firm in Brisbane. I also completed an internship at the United Nations in Geneva – the catalyst for me to join DFAT and become an Australian diplomat. Based in Canberra, I’m developing Australia’s foreign policy for the Middle East. 

    Henry Norris - Bachelor of Arts/Laws (Honours)
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