Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

University of Newcastle

About Bachelor of Business / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Combining the Bachelor of Business with a Bachelor of Laws (Combined) will open you up to a myriad of career opportunities. Not only will you gain a broad understanding of Australian and global business environments, but you will also develop a strong legal understanding and the ability to apply logical reasoning which can be used within various business settings.

You will have hands-on experience with opportunities to work on real cases, while gaining essential courtroom experience. This degree is a combined program meaning you will gain two qualifications in only five years of study.

Within the combined degree program, students study a combination of Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) courses over a period of five years full-time. On completion of the first three years students will have completed all the courses required for the Bachelor of Business degree. In the final two years of the combined degree program students complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and may enrol in these two years on a less than full time basis.

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Communicate effectively (a) orally and/or (b) in writing

Entry Requirements

There are a number of ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. Students may be considered for admission on the basis of:

1. NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification;

2. Completed or partly completed higher education studies;

3. TAFE qualifications;

4. Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);

5 A University approved special admission adjustment factor scheme:

  • Educational Access Scheme (EAS); and
  • Regional and Rural Adjustment Scheme.

6. A University approved special admission scheme:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme;
  • Elite Athletes Admission Scheme;
  • Special Circumstances Admission Scheme; and
  • Guaranteed Entry Admission Scheme.

Students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements.

English Program Requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 7.0 with no subtest result below 6.0.

English Requirements

  • Min IELTS: 7


Undertaking studies in law not only prepares graduates for a career in the legal profession but a huge variety of other roles in sectors ranging from government and business to media and the arts.

On completion of this degree, you’ll be able to work in roles such as:

  • business development manager
  • corporate/commercial lawyer
  • in-house counsel
  • policy/compliance officer
  • financial analyst
  • human resources manager
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Course Summary

Study level



Business and Management




5 years

Study mode

On Campus


A$55,185 per year
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