Conjoint degrees with Law
Conjoint degrees enable you to complete the requirements of two degrees simultaneously, only adding one year of study to the longest degree in most cases.
- Admission can be in the first year or at any point before you have passed no more than 270 points for either component degree. Continuation depends on you maintaining your academic record to a set standard.
- Admission to a conjoint programme with Law requires a higher entry standard.
- You should be able to complete your conjoint programme within five years, but with a heavier than normal load in four of the five years. There is no need to complete within the minimum timeframe, and you may wish to enrol for a more manageable load by extending the overall timeframe to five years plus one semester (or longer).
- The remaining other degree course (270 points) can be taken in any of years 1-5, including Summer School.
- The 15 point General Education course is to be taken in any of years 1-5, including Summer School.
- Expect BE(Hons)/LLB and BAdvSci(Hons)/LLB conjoint degrees to take six years.
The LLB conjoint structure
Apart from the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), conjoint programmes with Law comprise 405 points of Law courses, 255 points of courses from another degree, and a 15-point General Education course.
The BAdvSci(Hons)/LLB comprises 405 points of Law courses and 375 points of Science courses. The BE(Hons)/LLB comprises 405 points of Law courses and 420 points of Engineering courses.
There are several ways of structuring conjoint degrees. We advise you to consult with both faculties concerned before enrolling for your courses.
Conjoint degrees with law
The BA/LLB lets you choose from a wide range of subjects offered by the faculties of Arts and Law. You can create your own combination of subjects, provided they comply with the course regulations of both degrees.
If you intend to practice in commercial, taxation and company areas, then a BCom/LLB is an excellent choice. You will also gain a broad background suitable for a position in management or public administration.
Contemporary design places importance on the social, political and cultural impact of any solution. The BDes/LLB strengthens this through the advanced study of legal implications. You will develop a strong knowledge of law and public responsibility and explore how these factors relate to designing for multiple industries.
The BE(Hons)/LLB lets you combine legal and professional engineering training. This conjoint is well suited to a career in management within a large engineering firm or in fields such as resource management, intellectual property and information systems.
Bachelor of Fine Arts/Bachelor of Laws
This BFA/LLB conjoint degree allows you to explore and develop your personal art practice alongside a strong knowledge of law and public responsibility.
With a BGlobalSt/LLB conjoint you can complement your legal skills and knowledge with the study of global issues to take on the challenges of global politics, law and human security. You will develop employment skills such as leadership, teamwork, public speaking, critical thinking, research and intercultural communication.
The BHSc/LLB offers you a sound introduction to law and the healthcare sector. This could lead to a career in medical law, health policy, health management or healthcare ethics.
If you want a degree that provides you with two distinct skill sets, the BMus/LLB is an excellent choice. Follow your passion for music while gaining valuable analytical, communication and research skills – and gain an understanding of legal ethics, professional responsibility and the role law plays in society.
The conjoint BProp/LLB degree will provide you with a sound background for work as a specialist legal adviser or for a management position within the property industry. In addition to the legal skills and knowledge gained from the LLB degree, you will develop an understanding of property valuation, investment, management and marketing.
If you have an aptitude for science, a conjoint BSc/LLB degree gives you an excellent opportunity to construct a programme of study that can lead to a career in environmental law, intellectual property law, or science. This could include the fields of biotechnology, information technology and forensic science.
The BAdvSci(Hons)/LLB allows you to combine legal acumen with advanced disciplinary knowledge and scientific research skills.