Duration
Full-time: 6 years
Next start date
2020 Semester One – 2 March
2021 Semester One – 1 March
Available locations
City
Points
675
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

The BDes/LLB(Hons) conjoint is designed for students who are interested in conducting in-depth legal research.

You will be invited to apply for the BDes/LLB(Hons) programme should you achieve high grades in Part I and Part II of your LLB. Alongside the BDes component, you will then have the opportunity to investigate legal topics that interest you. You will present your independent research as an honours dissertation.

Programme structure

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

  • 255 points from BDes courses:
    • 165 points BDes core courses
    • 90 points from BDes elective courses
  • 465 points from LLB/LLB(Hons) courses:
    • 45 points Part I
    • 360 points Parts II, III, and IV
    • 20 points LAWHONS 701–779
    • 40 points LAWHONS 789 Dissertation
    • 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 BDes. If admitted into Law Part II, you will continue to take a mix of Law and Design courses in each of your second, third, fourth and fifth and sixth years. You will also need to include a General Education course.

In your BDes component, alongside design foundation courses and studio practice, you will build your own study plan of six elective courses from our four design themes:

  • Design and Local Community Practices
  • Design and Global Challenges
  • Design and Business
  • Design and Emerging Technologies

In your final year, you will undertake a capstone design research project, working from the initial discovery phase right through to testing and implementation.

In your LLB, you will have the choice of a wide range of law elective courses, including Corporate and Commercial, Public, Criminal, International, Family, and Environmental Law.

You will need to enrol in a total of 135 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 need to maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.5 each year to continue with your conjoint.

Most students need to take one or two General Education courses.

Students should also be aware of the University’s Academic English Language Requirement.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Design
  • Law
  • Law Pt I
For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

2020 entry requirements

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Programme requirements

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Laws (BDes/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 BDes/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:

Programme requirements

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Laws (BDes/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 BDes/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:

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Laws Conjoint cost per year?

2019 fees

The programme begins in Semester One 2020. The fees for 2020 programmes have not yet been set. They are likely to be available in November 2019.

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Cost of living

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

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 2020
8 December 2019

Start dates

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Other important dates

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How to apply

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

Most graduates of LLB(Hons) programmes look to work within the legal profession because their in-depth knowledge is sought after by firms and large organisations. With the support of creative problem solving and design skills, you will be uniquely positioned to explore and translate the real potential and application of new technologies.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Barrister or solicitor
  • Design strategist
  • Innovation manager
  • Project lead
  • Service designer
  • Social researcher

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