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Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media and Communication
Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media and Communication

Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media and Communication

  • ID:SUT610010
  • Level:5-Year Double Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirements

  • IELTS (Academic Module), Overall 6.5 No individual band below 6.0

  • PTE Academic, 58 (no communicative skill less than 50)

  • TOEFL iBT, 79 (no less than 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 18 in speaking 21 in writing)

  • C1 Advanced*, 176, no band less than 169

  • Common European Framework, B2

Other Requirements

  • Published Guaranteed ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank): 85

  • Australian Foundation (min overall %): 80%

  • International Baccalaureate IB Diploma – Standard Entry: 33

  • International Baccalaureate IB Diploma – Predicted Grade:35

Course Information

The Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media and Communication combines studies in commercial law, emphasising intellectual property law, with the knowledge to specialise in the media, communications and multimedia industries.

Learn about trade marks, patents and designs, copyright, the prohibition of misleading or deceptive conduct and competition law. Gain the skills to protect the rights of those who innovate or create.

Gain knowledge about how the media is evolving through an examination of issues such as ownership, control of the media and the impact of new media technologies on society. Develop professional communication skills.

Complete law-related professional experience placements at organisations in Australia or overseas. Become familiar with the practical aspects of legal practice through moot court scenarios and advocacy exercises.

CRICOS code: 092705E

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Successful completion of the Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media and Communication requires students to complete units of study to the value of 500 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Core studies for Bachelor of Laws 

20 units (250 credit points)


  • Introduction to Australian Law and Statutory Interpretation

  • Contract Law - # Priestley unit

  • Commercial Law

  • Torts 1 - # Priestley unit

  • Criminal Law and Procedure - # Priestley unit

  • Torts 2 - # Priestley unit

  • Legal Writing

  • Evidence - # Priestley unit

  • Administrative Law - # Priestley unit

  • Trade Marks and Related Rights *

  • Federal and State Constitutional Law - # Priestley unit

  • Property Law - # Priestley unit

  • Land Law - # Priestley unit

  • Legal Technology and Innovation

  • Copyright *

  • Patents and Designs *

  • Equity and Trusts * - # Priestley unit

  • Company Law * - # Priestley unit

  • Legal Practice & Professional Conduct * - # Priestley unit

  • Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution - # Priestley unit

*Outcome unit – completion demonstrates the attainment of course learning outcomes

Core studies for Bachelor of Media and Communication 

4 units (50 credit points)


  • Professional Communication Practice

  • Media Content and Creation

  • Introduction to Media Studies

  • Global Media Industries

Major for Bachelor of Media and Communication 

8 units (100 credit points)

Selected major: Advertising

Gain vital knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the complex and creative world of advertising. Explore effective design and strategy, as well as advertising development, implementation and evaluation. Learn how to design advertisements that not only please clients but achieve the ultimate purpose of reaching the audience in the desired way.

  • Units

  • Principles of Advertising

  • Advertising Issues: Regulation, Ethics & Cultural Considerations *

  • Concept Development and Copywriting

  • Business of Media

  • Sports/Advertising/Media

  • Advertising, Media Planning and Purchasing *

  • Advertising Management and Campaigns Project *

  • Professional Practice: Client and Agency Management *

*Outcome unit – completion demonstrates the attainment of course learning outcomes

Placement for Bachelor of Laws

3 units (0 credit points)

  • Units

  • Professional Experience in Law 1

  • Professional Experience in Law 2

  • Professional Experience in Law 3

Other studies

8 units (100 credit points)

Choose from a combination of the following course components to complete 100 credit points of other study. Students may also select elective units (12.5 credit points each).

+ Work Integrated Learning

+ Advanced minor

Advanced minors are a structured set of 4 units or 50 credit points in a field of study which builds upon your first major. Advanced minors can only be taken in conjunction with specific majors - more information will be available soon.

+ Minors

Minors are a structured set of 4 units or 50 credit points and may be chosen from any field of study.

+ Elective units

Any of the following units may be undertaken.


  • Further to the 4 specialised Law units choose a further 4 units comprised of electives or a minor

  • International Commercial Law #

  • Law and the Media #

  • Taxation Law #

  • Public and Private International Law #

  • Competition Law and Policy #

  • Asian Commercial Law #

  • Privacy in Law and Society #

  • Indonesia Law, Governance and Culture Study Tour #

  • Advanced Criminal Law and Sentencing #

  • US Intellectual Property Law #

  • Legal Research Project #

  • Advanced Legal Research Project 1 #

  • Advanced Legal Research Project 2 #

+ Signature Series

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates will have the theoretical and practical knowledge required to operate effectively in diverse settings such as law firms and barristers’ chambers, not-for-profit organisations, government, small businesses, as well as media and communication organisations.

In particular, the specialisation in intellectual property law equips graduates for careers in the new knowledge economy, giving them the skills to work in media and entertainment, design, branding and advertising, and in internet companies and firms advising information-dependent industries.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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