Course Detail

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication


Undergraduate

This double degree combines an innovative legal education with a practical insight into the rapidly evolving media industry. It's the ideal preparation for a career in law and/or media, across different platforms and industries.

The law degree includes the compulsory subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to practise in Victoria. It also includes compulsory specialised subjects relevant to media such as Intellectual Property Law and Competition Policy. You'll get a high-quality legal education with a global and social justice perspective, and great hands-on experience. Our electives give you experience in areas like international advocacy, clinical legal education, mediation and negotiation.

The Bachelor of Media and Communication degree takes a 'digital first' approach to the converging fields of film, radio, television, new media and communications. You can major in media industries, journalism or public relations, and you'll have access to professionals from a range of backgrounds.

This program will get you career-ready with an emphasis on practical experience. Our moot court gives you the chance to apply the full range of skills, including client interviews, witness examination and negotiation. Depending on your Media and Communication major, you'll have the chance to work in our on-campus strategic communications agency, complete a professional internship, contribute to our digital publication, www.upstart.net.au, and use our AV production equipment, TV studio, 24-hour digital editing suites and audio recording studio.

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

CAREER OUTCOMES

Graduates are likely to find diverse professional roles throughout the legal, media and communication sectors. Typical roles include lawyers to media and communication companies, journalists covering legal issues, working in regulatory bodies and social media.

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 $40,000 per year

Admission Requirements

Academic entry requirement

70% and above in high school