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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Bachelors of Economics / Laws (Honours)

  • Bachelor

Open up pathways to rewarding career opportunities where you'll play a pivotal role helping to resolve some of the world's greatest challenges.

Key details

Degree Type
5.5 years full-time
Course Code
2364, 082617K
Intake Months
International Fees
$43,440 per year / $238,920 total

About this course

Combine the study of economics and laws under this dual program and you'll develop exceptional skills, making you a highly sought after candidate and providing you with opportunities to excel across a wide range of sectors.

The economics program will develop your analytical, modelling and forecasting skills, and instil an understanding of how society uses the world's scarce resources. These skills are in high demand by businesses, consultancies, governments and international agencies, and our economics graduates are among the most sought after and highest paid in Australia*. Under the program, you'll develop a range of statistical and analytical tools that you can use to solve pivotal policy and decision-making challenges for business and government.

Through your law studies, you'll develop a sophisticated understanding of the law that will see you develop practical legal skills and stimulate thoughtful debate with a focus on ethical and social responsibility.

UQ Law is proud to be the oldest law school in Queensland and one of Australia's leading law schools. We have fostered strong working relationships with the community and the legal fraternity. Through these relationships, our students influence the law and its institutions for the benefit of society.

*Graduate Destination Survey 2015

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

Program highlights
  • Study with one of the largest and most influential economics schools in Australia, where world-class academic staff and diverse courses will equip you with theoretical knowledge to address real-life problems.
  • Join one of the most prestigious and respected law schools in Australia and you'll graduate with advanced knowledge and skills that are transferable across a wide range of careers.
  • Study at a world-class law school, ranked the 43rd best in the world*, with state-of-the-art facilities refurbished in 2016.
  • Fulfil the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner throughout Australia.

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for law

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career pathways

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Economic consultant
  • Investment analyst
  • Trade finance operations officer
  • Urban economist
  • Quantitative analyst
  • Solicitor
  • Community laws officer
  • Company secretary
  • Judge's associate
  • Defence force and military lawyer