Course Detail

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations


Combine your knowledge of international politics, economics and diplomacy with the study of Australian and international law.

Your international relations subjects will give you an understanding of the social, political and economic influences on world events. You can take electives in sociology, the global economy, diplomacy, modern political thought, social change and conflict.

Your law studies will cover the fundamental principles of Australian law, civil litigation, property, contract and constitutional laws. You can also use your electives to study areas such as human rights law, public international law and international crime.

As you progress, you'll have the opportunity to complete additional studies including Honours in Laws and clinical practice in a law firm.

You can also take an international relations placement subject, which will prepare you for a career in the field, and participate in international mooting competitions or our winter school subject in Shanghai.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.


With this qualification, you may work in government and non-government organisations, community sectors and private law firms, using your knowledge of social justice issues and offering a global law perspective.

Professional recognition

All La Trobe University Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to qualify for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer. Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training either by a 12-month period of Supervised Legal Training or by completing an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practise must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practise.

International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. You're advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in your preferred country of practice.

Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.5/6.0

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: AUD $38,600 per year

Admission Requirements

Academic entry requirement

90% in high school