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Foreign:$ 23.2 k / Year(s) Deadline: Aug 17, 2023
195 place StudyQA ranking:1710 Duration:3 years You need IELTS certificate

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The hallmark of Macquarie’s law course is its recognition of the way legal frameworks underpin such global issues. You’ll learn about the law in its broader context, looking beyond law as a set 
of rules and procedures or as a technical qualification and, instead, as something that has the power to shape lives.


Key features


  • The interdisciplinary approach of this course has earned our graduates a reputation for being well rounded and highly capable legal minds who also have a realistic understanding of the world, its people and the issues that bind them together.
  • You’ll learn from academics with practical experience as legal practitioners who are actively engaged in research on contemporary legal issues.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to undertake internships and work placements in a range of legal settings in Australia and overseas through our unique law PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program.
  • If you perform well in the Bachelor of Laws and complete more advanced law units with a focus on independent research, you can graduate with the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at the completion of your final year.
  • As a graduate, you’ll join distinguished alumni who include some of Australia’s leading judges, managing partners of national law firms, diplomats, members of parliament and senior executives in the private sector.
  • This course can be completed on its own or as part of a double degree. It can also be a pathway into our masters degrees, which will give you the opportunity to complete bachelor and masters degrees in five or six years.

Students undertaking this course can choose from the following Bachelor of Laws majors:

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Criminology
  • Environmental Law and Management
  • International Law and Global Governance
  • Media, Technology and the Law
  • Public Policy, Law and Governance
  • Social Justice

General requirements

  • Minimum number of credit points for the degree 96 ECTS
  • Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above 24 ECTS
  • Minimum number of credit points from units with a LAW, LAWS or LAWZ prefix 72 ECTS
  • Completion of a qualifying major for the Bachelor of Laws
  • Completion of a designated People unit 
  • Completion of a designated Planet unit 
  • Completion of a designated PACE unit with a LAW or LAWS or LAWZ prefix
  • Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below 

To be eligible to apply to Macquarie University for an undergraduate program, you must have one of the following:

  • A recognised secondary (high school) qualification
  • A recognised University Foundation course
  • A recognised two or three year Diploma
  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

English language requirements

IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 6.5 in each band, or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed: senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification.


The university offers scholarships to students to address financial need or hardship, academic excellence, sporting achievement and in recognition of outstanding character. It can also provide financial assistance with loans and grants to students who have difficulty with basic living expenses and help with fees. Each year Macquarie University awards around $2.5 million in scholarships, most of which are given on the basis of financial need or other hardship. 

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