The University of Newcastle, Australia
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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.

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UAC code

Newcastle City

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40189

For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Bachelor of Science (2019 onwards), and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Combined

Program handbook


Within this combined degree program, students study a combination of Science and Law courses over a period of five years full-time. On completion of the first three years students will have completed all the required courses for the Bachelor of Science degree. In the final two years of the combined degree program students complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and may enrol in these two years on a less than full time basis.

Students completing this combined degree program meet the academic requirements to practice law in NSW, however, they must also complete postgraduate professional training approved by the Legal Profession Admission Board if they wish to practise as a lawyer. Students also have the skills and knowledge to contribute to scientific development in many areas of technology, industry, agriculture or the information revolution.

For further information about the Bachelor of Science please go to:

For further information on the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program please go to:

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • The capacity to provide professional advice, based on specialised knowledge of law and its application in diverse contexts, to employers, government and individual clients.
  • The technical and cognitive skills required to plan and conduct advanced legal research tasks independently


Information correct as at23rd Sep 2018 2:59pm
Program code40189
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 5 years full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

This program is new for 2018, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Assumed knowledgeHSC Mathematics (2 unit)
Term typeSemesters
    Managing faculty
    1. Faculty of Business and Law
    Contributing schools
    1. Newcastle Law School
    2. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
    3. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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    Admission information

    Admission requirements

    There are a number of ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. Students may be considered for admission on the basis of:

    1.1.1. NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification;

    1.1.2. Completed or partly completed higher education studies;

    1.1.3. TAFE qualifications;

    1.1.4. Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);

    1.1.5 A University approved special admission bonus points scheme:

             i. Educational Access Scheme (EAS); and

             ii. Regional and Rural Bonus Points Scheme.

    1.1.6. A University approved special admission scheme:

              i. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme;

              ii. Elite Athletes Admission Scheme;

              iii. Special Circumstances Admission Scheme; and

              iv. Guaranteed Entry Admission Scheme

    Enrolling in mathematics - Maths placement test

    Your degree includes either compulsory or optional courses in maths. To maximise your likelihood of academic success, it is recommended that you select the course which matches your existing knowledge and understanding of maths concepts.

    Answer a few questions now to find out what mathematics you should enrol in.

    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.

    Credit transfer

    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 and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

    Academic requirements for program completion

    Total units required

    400 units

    Program duration

    5 years full-time.

    Program requirements

    Students in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws (Hons) combined degree are required to complete the core and directed courses from both programs. Students should refer to the individual Program Handbooks for the complete list of courses required.

    For the LLB(Hons) students usually complete four core program LAWS courses during their first three years of study. These core program courses are: Legal System and Method, Torts, Criminal Law and Procedure, and Contracts.Once students have completed these four core program courses, the LLB (Honours) program diverges into two streams: the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) where students undertake traditional law studies with a wide choice of directed courses; and the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Diploma of Legal Practice, which merges traditional undergraduate law teaching with practical legal training and experience. See the separate Program Handbook entry for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Diploma of Legal Practice for further information on that program:

    Transition arrangements

    Students who wish to transition from the existing Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Program No 12346) to the new Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Program No 40189) should contact the Program Advisor.

    Program structure

    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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    Core Courses - Law

    Students must complete all of the core courses

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    LAWS1010Legal System and Method I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS1011Legal System and Method II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS1020Torts I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS1021Torts II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS2030Criminal Law and Procedure
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS3040Contracts I
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS3041Contracts II
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS4001Constitutional Law
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS4002Administrative Law
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS4003Civil Dispute Resolution
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS4005Company Law
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS4007Professional Conduct
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS4010Equity and Trusts
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units
    LAWS4012Public International Law
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
    10 units

    Core Courses - Science

    Students must complete all Core Courses

    CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
    SCIE1001Professional Scientific Thinking
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    SCIE1002Multidisciplinary Laboratories
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
    • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    SCIE2001Professional Employment SkillsNot currently offered10 units
    SCIE2002Interdisciplinary Challenges
    • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    SCIE3001ATransdisciplinary Capstone: Planning & ImplementingNot currently offered10 units
    SCIE3001BTransdisciplinary Capstone: Implementing & CommunicatingNot currently offered10 units


    Honours is embedded in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program. All students who successfully complete the program will graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Students who excel in their studies will have access to graded Honours, which will be calculated according to the University's policy. The policy is available at: . See Program Convenor for further information regarding eligibility for Graded Honours.

    Additional information

    All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

    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.

    International students

    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.

    Additional support

    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 Faculty 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