Duration
Full-time: 5 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
2019 Semester Two – 22 July
Available locations
City, Grafton, Tāmaki
Points
675
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

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

This degree will combine a multidisciplinary understanding of health, healthcare and its services in New Zealand with a skill set that meets the high demands of many careers, inside and outside of the legal profession.

Programme structure

The BHSc/LLB takes five years (10 semesters) if you are studying full-time. You will need to complete 675 points, including:

  • 255 points from BHSc courses
  • 405 points from LLB courses
  • 15 points from General Education

In your first year you will need to complete three Stage I core LLB courses, and six Stage I courses from the BHSc. You will continue to take a mix of Law courses and Health Sciences courses in each of your second, third, fourth and fifth years. You will also need to include a General Education course in one of these years.

You would usually need to enrol in nine 15-point courses (135 points) each year if you want to complete in five years (10 semesters). This is a higher load than the standard enrolment of 120 points a year. Alternatively you could complete in 5.5 years (11 semesters) by enrolling in 120 points per year and adding an extra 15-point course in one semester.

The LLB includes a combination of core courses, and a wide range of elective courses, including Corporate and Commercial, Public, Criminal, International, Family and Environmental Law.

The BHSc includes core courses, and you will need to complete the requirements of the Population Health major.

Subjects available in this programme

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You are guaranteed entry to this programme if you meet these requirements.

  1. First, you must meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.
  2. You must also meet the rank score for this programme. Not sure about your rank score? Use our rank score calculator.
  3. You may need to have studied certain subjects or achieved credits in particular subjects.
  4. Some programmes have additional requirements, such as an interview, portfolio or references.

Guaranteed rank score, subject and other requirements

If your rank score is slightly lower than the guaranteed score, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available. If you don’t meet the requirements, you may be able to apply under our Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes.

  • Qualification
    NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement
    Score required
    250
    • 18 credits in one subject from Table A.
    • 18 credits in one subject from Table B.
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    300
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    33

Read more about entry requirements for New Zealand secondary school applicants.

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution, or another University of Auckland qualification, if you meet these requirements.

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Further requirements

You must have a minimum of one year of full-time study in an undergraduate degree programme from a recognised university (or similar institution), with a GPA or GPE of 5.0 or higher, either across your last year of full-time study, or across your entire degree so far.

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

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

Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS)

My highest qualification is from this country:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You need to have one of the following:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA, Pearson Education Limited and CIE taken outside of New Zealand.

Guaranteed grade, subject and other requirements

These are the grades required for guaranteed entry to this programme. If your grades are slightly lower, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available.

  • Qualification
    GCE A Level General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
    Score required
    ABB
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    33
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

You need to have the following:

You must have completed one year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised university (or similar institution).  

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Other pathways to study

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

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

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,750 – $7,785.45*
International students
NZ$33,688*

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.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

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 Two 2018
4 July 2018
Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Where could this programme take you?

A BHSC/LLB could lead to a career in medical law, insurance, health policy, health management and leadership, health IT development, or healthcare ethics. We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.

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 completion of 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

Key Information for Students

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