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A prestigious degree from an exceptional law school

The TC Beirne School of Law offers one undergraduate program, the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons)), which can be taken as a single or dual program.

The LLB fulfils the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner throughout Australia.

Your LLB will be a passport to exceptional success in the employment market: as a barrister or solicitor in private practice, as a prosecutor in the war on crime, as a community lawyer helping the less fortunate, as a legal officer in the public service, as in-house counsel, or, when combined with another degree, in any one of a wide range of positions in many areas such as accounting, education, foreign affairs, industrial relations, management, politics or taxation.

The LLB provides an education in the law that is distinguished by its rigour, depth and conceptual sophistication. Students gain a thorough understanding of the concepts, principles, policies and values of the law, both in Australia and other jurisdictions, and develop outstanding skills in critical analysis, thought and argument.

Undergraduate law students from other Universities can study at the TC Beirne School of Law for credit towards their degrees at their home institutions. Further information is available from the following website - www.uq.edu.au/study/index.html?page=5779.

Program Outline
Duration

LLB(Hons) (#64): 4 years full-time.
(Part-time equivalent available to domestic students)

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full-time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa

* This program is under review.

Entry options
  • Commonwealth supported place (domestic students)
  • Full-fee paying place (international students)
Commencing
semesters
Semester 1
LLB(Hons) (#64)
program
requirements

You must complete courses worth 64 units (#) from the official LLB(Hons) (#64) course list comprising:

  • #42 of compulsory courses from Part A; and
  • #14 of elective courses from Part B; and
  • #8 of non-law electives from almost any undergraduate program in the University.

Visit the School’s compulsory and elective course list pages for current course offerings and profiles.

Recommended study plan Students are advised to follow their recommended study plan:


Note: The term ‘domestic’ refers to Australian citizens and residents, New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent humanitarian and non-humanitarian visas.

Dual Programs
Dual Program Full-time duration*
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws(Honours) (BA/LLB(Hons)) 5.5 years
Bachelor of Business Management / Bachelor of Laws(Honours) (BBusMan/LLB(Hons)) 5.5 years
Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws(Honours) (BCom/LLB(Hons)) 5.5 years
Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Laws(Honours) (BEcon/LLB(Hons)) 5.5 years
Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Laws(Honours) (BSc/LLB(Hons)) 5.5 years
Bachelor of Journalism / Bachelor of Laws(Honours) (BJ/LLB(Hons)) 5.5 years

* A part-time equivalent is available to domestic students.

Students undertaking a dual program are advised to follow the recommended study plan for their program. Dual program study plans can be found via myAdvisor.

Entry Requirements
Domestic Students

OP 1* / Rank 99 (based on 2016 entry scores).

Prerequisite: Queensland Year 12 or equivalent; English

International Students

The University has welcomed international students for more than 50 years and values their many contributions to the academic experience. This involves a great deal more than just working towards an internationally-respected degree. It also includes opportunities for friendship, comradeship and personal growth.

The LLB program offered by the TC Beirne School of Law has students from all regions of the world, including Singapore, Malaysia, The United States of America, Canada, Papua New Guinea, the People’s Republic of China, Germany and many more. Click here to see a short video about Brisbane.

Applications from prospective international students are assessed by the University on a case by case basis. Eligibility depends on your ability to satisfy academic qualifications and standards plus minimum English language requirements.

Admission to Legal Practice Abroad

A Bachelor of Laws degree from UQ is internationally recognised. If you are a student from Singapore or Malaysia you may use the four year LLB to directly fulfil the academic qualifications required for admission to the legal profession in your home country.

  • Singapore

    Students enrolled in a dual LLB degree or the Graduate Entry LLB must apply for exemption from the ‘Qualified Person’ requirements for admission to the Singapore Bar.

    For further information, visit the Singapore Ministry of Law website.

  • Malaysia

    Students from Malaysia should refer to the information provided on the following websites: 

  • Other countries

    If you are a student from another country, then once admitted in Australia, you may only need to complete limited conversion modules to also be eligible for admission in your home country.

Program Fees

Programs fees are calculated on a per unit (#) basis. All law courses comprise two units. Note that you are permitted to take eight units of non-law elective courses in the LLB(Hons) (#64) which may be charged at a lower rate.

Commonwealth supported place (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported places are partially funded by the Government, which pays money directly to UQ. Students are required to pay a student contribution amount which varies depending on courses undertaken. If you are an Australian citizen or the holder of a permanent humanitarian visa you will be eligible for HECS-HELP, and will be entitled to a 10% discount if you choose to pay your student contribution amounts up front, rather than deferring this payment. If you are a New Zealand citizen or the holder of a permanent non-humanitarian visa you are still considered to be a domestic student and can apply for a Commonwealth supported place, but you will not be eligible for HECS-HELP and must pay your student contribution amounts up front.

International fees

International students must pay full tuition fees. See the fees calculator below.

Fees calculator

To calculate your fees, go to the ‘Fees calculator'.

Higher education reforms and loans programs (domestic students)

More information about the reforms and loans programs for domestic students is available here.

Scholarships

The Law School offers the TC Beirne School of Law LLB Scholarship annually to domestic students enrolled or enrolling in the Bachelor of Laws program. Visit the Scholarships and Prizes page for further information.

Application Procedure
Domestic Students
Applying for the LLB and LLB dual programs

Applications must be made through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

QTAC codes
LLB(Hons) (#64) – 718001
BA/LLB(Hons) – 707401
BBusMan/LLB(Hons) – 711401
BCom/LLB(Hons) – 711901
BEcon/LLB(Hons) – 714201
BJ/LLB(Hons)** – 737102
BSc/LLB(Hons) - 731401
 
Applications for the LLB(Hons) (#64) and LLB(Hons)/dual programs close at the end of September in the year prior to commencement.

** These programs are under review.

International Students

Applications for both the LLB(Hons) and dual degrees with the LLB(Hons) are made through the University's International Admissions Section. For the requirements and procedure for submitting applications, and to download an application form, visit www.uq.edu.au/study/index.html?id=955.

Further information and Academic Advice

 

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