Duration
Full-time: 6 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
City
Points
735
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

A BA/LLB(Hons) conjoint allows you to complete a BA and the LLB(Hons) in less time, and with fewer points, than it would take to complete the two degrees separately.

This degree develops essential skills that help students to adapt and thrive in a fast-changing, globalised society.

By studying Law, you can arm yourself with a skill set that meets the high demands of many careers, inside and outside of the legal profession. You can complement your legal study with a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, cultures and languages.

Programme structure

The BA/LLB(Hons) takes 5.5 years (11 semesters) if you are studying full-time. You will need to complete 735 points:

  • 255 points from BA courses
  • 465 points from LLB(Hons) courses
  • 15 points from General Education

In your first year you will need to complete three Stage I core LLB courses, and five Stage I courses from the BA. You will continue to take a mix of Law courses and Arts courses in each of the following years. You will also need to include a General Education course in one of those years.

You will need to enrol in a total of 615 points in your second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth years if you want to complete in 5.5 years (11 semesters). This is a higher load than the standard enrolment of 120 points a year. Alternatively you could enrol in 120 points in five years and 135 points in one year and complete in six years (12 semesters).

You will be able to choose from a wide range of Law elective courses, including Corporate and Commercial, Public, Criminal, International, Family, and Environmental Law.  

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB) Part II students.

To be considered for the Honours programme in Law, you must achieve a B+ average or higher across all your law courses at the completion of LLB Part II during your BA/LLB. (This is usually at the end of your third year.)

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB) Part II students.

To be considered for the Honours programme in Law, you must achieve a B+ average or higher across all your law courses at the completion of LLB Part II during your BA/LLB. (This is usually at the end of your third year.)

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

How much does a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Conjoint cost per year?

2019 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,750 – $11,146.95*
International students
NZ$33,688 – $34,012*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $915.30 for full-time study (135 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017
Semester Two 2018
4 July 2018

Start dates

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Other important dates

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How to apply

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Where could this programme take you?

Your BA/LLB(Hons) study can help you to develop strong capabilities for many careers. You will develop knowledge of the law and its implications, and a sense of justice and public responsibility. Our graduates can be found practising law in New Zealand and worldwide. They’re pursuing the new opportunities opened up by developments in society, technology and business.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Barrister or solicitor
  • In-house legal counsel
  • Law reformer
  • Management consultant
  • Mediator
  • Policy officer
  • Research writer
  • Resource management officer

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

Becoming a barrister and solicitor
To be admitted as a barrister and solicitor, you will need complete a three-month Professional Legal Studies course after completing the LLB or LLB(Hons). There are currently two providers of this course:

The Institute of Professional Legal Studies
www.ipls.org.nz

The College of Law (New Zealand)
www.collaw.ac.nz

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