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Bachelor - Combined


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Associate degree


Enabling course

2013 Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws(63K)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Law (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Launceston: (first year only)
Cradle Coast: (first year only)
Course Duration: Minimum 5 yrs, Maximum 11 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Economics: (03) 6226 2009, Laws: (03) 6226 7510


This is a new course structure being introduced for students commencing their Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws degree in 2013. Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws degree before 2013 should refer to course 63D.

This on-campus 5-year full-time course is offered by the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Law and is available at Hobart. The first year only is also offered at the Launceston and Cradle Coast campus. This course may be studied part-time.

Admission & Prerequisites

Students must pass the first year of their BEc degree, including the units LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems, available at Hobart, Launceston and the Cradle Coast Campus, or the academic equivalent.

There is a quota on places in theBachelor of Economics-Bachelor of Laws degree and the assessment of applications will be based on academic merit, taking into consideration previous university studies.

The three methods of entry are:

Direct Entry (for Year 12 leavers only)
To be qualified for University entry with a TER score of 90 or above (limited places available in this entry category); or

Alternative Entry
A first year in another faculty, which includes the units LAW121 Introduction to Law and LAW122 Legal Systems (or the academic equivalent); or

Graduate Entry
An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the combined degree courses are those of the component degrees. Reference should be made to the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws course entries.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of combined degrees could expect to find open to them all the career paths that are open to graduates of the component degree courses.

Miscellaneous Information


The components, and the assessment, of the Law Skills unit have been fully integrated into the compulsory units. Each compulsory unit description outlines the skills covered by that unit.

Moots- Students are required to enrol, attend and participate in one moot. Satisfactory performance in the moot is a prerequisite to obtaining the degree.

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