Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
For additional information about this degree you can refer to the page for the corresponding single degree:
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined
Graduates of the Bachelor of Biomedicine are trained in basic knowledge of the structure and function of living organisms with particular focus on the human. Using this knowledge, together with problem solving skills, critical reasoning and scientific methods taught in the program, the graduate is well prepared to collaborate on scientific investigations of human structure and function in health and disease at a molecular, cellular and whole systems level.
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree meets the academic requirements needed to gain admission to the practice of law in New South Wales. As well as providing the academic basis for admission to legal practice, law is now regarded as a useful general education, fostering understanding of how society functions, and developing skills of analytical and logical reasoning. During the first three years, combined degree students enrol in the courses offered by the Newcastle Law School as part of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB (Hons)), as well as courses within other Schools to complete their degree taken in combination with the LLB(Hons). During the final two years they enrol in LAWS courses only.
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Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
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This program is new for 2022, there is currently no commencing student profile available.
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Admission to the Bachelor of Biomedicine/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) may be considered on the basis of:
- NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification;or
- Completed or partly completed higher education studies;
- TAFE qualifications;
- Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);
- A University approved special admission adjustment factor scheme:
- Educational Access Scheme (EAS); and
- Regional and Rural Adjustment Scheme
- A University approved special admission scheme:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme;
- Elite Athletes Admission Scheme;
- Special Circumstances Admission Scheme; and
- Guaranteed Entry Admission Scheme.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 7.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
5 years full-time.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Biomedicine/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) students are required to complete 400 units as follows:
- 160 units of Core Biomedical Science courses
- 160 units of Core Law courses
- 80 units of Law Directed courses
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete all core courses
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|CHEM1010||Introductory Chemistry I||10 units|
|HUBS1109||Anatomy for Biomedical Science||10 units|
|HUBS1202||Human Genomics and Biomolecular Analysis||10 units|
|HUBS1401||Human Bioscience||10 units|
|HUBS1420||Terminology and Communication in Biomedicine||10 units|
|HUBS1422||Critical Thinking and Scientific Process in Biomedicine||10 units|
|LAWS1010||Legal System and Method I||10 units|
|LAWS1011||Legal System and Method II||10 units|
|LAWS1020||Torts I||10 units|
|LAWS1021||Torts II||10 units|
|HUBS2203||Introductory Pharmacology||10 units|
|HUBS2206||Human Biochemistry and Cell Biology||10 units|
|HUBS2209||Cancer Biology and Oncology||10 units|
|HUBS2407||Experimental Design and Laboratory Skills in Medical Research||10 units|
|HUBS2505||Human Pathophysiology||10 units|
|HUBS2507||Integrative Physiology for Biomedical Science||10 units|
|HUBS2601||Human Infection and Immunity||10 units|
|LAWS2030||Criminal Law and Procedure||10 units|
|HUBS3302||Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics||10 units|
|HUBS3414||Anatomical Pathology||10 units|
|HUBS3511||Human Reproduction and Pregnancy||10 units|
|LAWS3040||Contracts I||10 units|
|LAWS3041||Contracts II||10 units|
|LAWS4001||Constitutional Law||10 units|
|LAWS4002||Administrative Law||10 units|
|LAWS4003||Civil Dispute Resolution||10 units|
|LAWS4005||Company Law||10 units|
|LAWS4007||Professional Conduct||10 units|
|LAWS4010||Equity and Trusts||10 units|
|LAWS4012||Public International Law||10 units|
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Choose 80 units of Law directed courses from the list below
|Code||Title||Term / Location||Units|
|LAWS5005||Advanced Legal Research and Writing||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5010||Environmental Law||10 units|
|LAWS5013||Health Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5016||Law Review||10 units|
|LAWS5028||Competitive Mooting||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5032||Alternative Dispute Resolution||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5033||Native Title Law and Practice||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5034||Crime and Australian Society||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5036||International Clinical Legal Externship||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5039||Internet Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5040||Financial Services Regulation||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS5043||International Study Experience||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6016||Taxation Law||10 units|
|LAWS6017||Family Law||10 units|
|LAWS6018||Commercial Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6019||International Human Rights Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6021||Advanced Criminal Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6023||Jurisprudence||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6024||Employment Law||10 units|
|LAWS6029||Social Justice/Public Interest Clinic||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6035||Competition Law and Policy||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6037||International Environment Law and Policy||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6038||Law and Economics of Climate Change||10 units|
|LAWS6050||Commercial Dispute Resolution||10 units|
|LAWS6085||International Trade Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6086||Intellectual Property Law||10 units|
|LAWS6091||Special Interest Topic||10 units|
|LAWS6094||Indigenous Peoples, Issues and the Law||10 units|
|LAWS6095||Law and Religion||10 units|
|LAWS6096||Child Law||10 units|
|LAWS6098||Equal Opportunity Law||10 units|
|LAWS6099||Sport and the Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6100||Workplace Health and Safety Law||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6103||International Arbitration||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6106||Advanced Communication Skills||Not currently offered||10 units|
|LAWS6116||Legal Innovation and Design||Not currently offered||10 units|
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
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