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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Specifications

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (BA–LLB)

Course details (L3D)

These specifications shall apply to the combined degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws.


1 Candidates for the combined degrees as specified above shall be students of the University who shall either:
[i] have completed the first year (without terminating passes, unless the Faculty shall otherwise allow in a special case) including the unit Introduction to Law of a course leading to a degree in Arts, Commerce, Economics, Information Systems or Science at the University of Tasmania, or
[ii] have passed such units at this or another university or tertiary institution as are deemed by the Faculty of Law to be equivalent in weight and standing to the units passed by a candidate who qualified under paragraph [i] above.
2 Candidates for a combined degree shall complete the requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than five separate years of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than ten years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course structure

3[i] To qualify for a combined degree, the candidate shall satisfy the requirements for the combined degree from the two faculties involved.
[ii] The units which may be included in a course for the combined degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the deans of the respective faculties, be in accordance with the schedules accompanying these specifications.
4[i] Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the relevant faculty.
[ii] with the exception of year 2, a candidate may not normally enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting, or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given semester, more than 50% weighting.
[iii] Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the combined degree.
[iv] In every case the candidate’s choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the deans of the respective faculties in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3

Credit for previous studies

5 Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the combined degree, provided that the relevant faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree. It is not normal practice to grant credit for Law units unless they have been taken as part of a Law degree program.


6 The Faculty of Law may from time to time make amendments to the schedules to these specifications, in consultation, where appropriate, with the Faculties of Commerce, of Arts and of Science, Engineering and Technology.
7 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 1998 and shall apply to all candidates for a combined degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently [a] .
8 The approved abbreviations for the combined degrees shall be:
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws BA–LLB
Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws BCom–LLB
Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws BEc–LLB
Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Laws BIS–LLB
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws BSc–LLB

[a] Note: Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled, because of any difference between course requirements and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.

For the combined degrees with Honours in Law, see under Bachelor of Laws with Honours .

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