Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) with Bachelor of Laws

Why combine Arts (Advanced) with Law?  

High-level arts study—and the deep insight into modern society it brings—will complement, contextualise and enrich your legal studies. You’ll learn to think innovatively, understand all manner of societal issues more broadly, and communicate powerfully.

On completion of the degree you’ll be uniquely placed to pursue careers in legal practice, government, commerce, industry, academia, social welfare and community organisations.

What will you do?

  • Choose from 33 arts majors and develop deep discipline knowledge.
  • Partner with an arts academic mentor who’ll support your intellectual development.
  • Take arts courses specifically designed for high-achieving students.
  • Research and write a major independent research project.
  • Explore contemporary legal concepts, processes and methods.
  • Undertake law internships and optional placements in community clinics.
  • Explore specialist legal areas through electives.
  • Access extracurricular legal training and activities, such as moot court competitions.
For more info

  • Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)
  • Bachelor of Laws

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 354281
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
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Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2020. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2020 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2019 or 2018), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2018). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 354281


Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $9,895

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Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Careers

Potential careers

Journalist, Judicial Associate, Lawyer / Solicitor / Barrister, Legal Officer / Legal aid, Member of Parliament, Ministerial Adviser, Community Legal Services Officer, Parliamentary Adviser, Parliamentary Member, Police Officer, Policy Adviser, Policy Developer, Political Adviser, Political Analyst, Politician, Public Servant, Public Speaking, Diplomatic corps, Social Planner, Social Researcher, Solicitor, Foreign Affairs, ...

Degree Structure

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Example Study Plan

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

Testimonial

I know that being able to complete a double degree will open many doors in the future and provide me with versatile career options. All my courses in the Arts, especially in English, have been incredibly enriching, and I am constantly being challenged.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021