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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Bachelors of Journalism / Laws (Honours)

  • Bachelor

Develop practical legal and communications skills that will help you stand out from the field, kick-starting your career in the media or legal professions.

Key details

Degree Type
5.5 years full-time
Course Code
2365, 082618J
Intake Months
International Fees
$41,248 per year / $226,864 total

About this course

Under this dual program, you'll build a solid understanding of the legal and journalism professions, preparing yourself for a diverse range of career options across media, communications and legal industries.

The Journalism component of this dual degree will teach you to tell great stories in innovative and engaging ways, and to shape the future using creativity and imagination. It'll develop your understanding of journalism and its media and communication contexts, and the skills and reflection necessary to be a professional journalist. You'll learn the principles and practices of new digital media production giving you the ability to undertake internships, fieldwork studies and independent project work.

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is designed to provide you with a broad introduction to the legal system as a whole and a thorough and critical understanding of core areas of law and legal theory. You'll develop useful professional, clinical and legal analysis skills including traditional and modern legal research methods, legal writing, advocacy and alternative dispute resolution. The program emphasises interactive learning, internationally relevant content and the promotion of ethical values.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

Program highlights
  • Graduate with an internationally respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market.
  • Attain the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia
  • Learn from award-winning journalists, editors, visual communicators, digital media experts, television broadcasters, radio reporters and media executives.

39 in the world for law

QS 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:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Human rights advocate
  • Insolvency practitioner
  • Insurance professional
  • Intelligence officer
  • Judge's associate
  • Community laws officer
  • Legal project manager
  • Court reporter