Duration
Full-time: 6 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
2020 Semester One – 2 March
Available locations
City
Points
735
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

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

As well as advancing your musical expertise and knowledge, the BMus/LLB(Hons) promotes creative and independent thinking, sought-after qualities in any industry.

The entertainment industry has unique legal and management opportunities which require specialised knowledge. The legal knowledge you will gain will be invaluable as a business manager in the music, film or entertainment industry, or you may choose to focus on a professional legal career.

You will be learning from leading academics, artists and researchers and have access to fully equipped music facilities.

Programme structure

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

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

In your first year you will need to complete three Stage I core LLB/LLB(Hons) courses, and five Stage I courses from the BMus. You will continue to take a mix of Law courses and Music courses in each of your second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth years. You will also need to include a General Education course in one of these 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 5 years and 135 points in one year to complete in six years (12 semesters). You need to maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.5 each year to continue with your conjoint.

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

Find out about the music specialisations you can study in your BMus/LLB(Hons):

Subjects available in this programme

  • Creative Practice: Classical
  • Creative Practice: Composition
  • Creative Practice: Jazz
  • Creative Practice: Popular Mus
  • Law
  • Music Studies

2019 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

New Zealand qualifications

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Laws (BMus/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 BMus/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:

Overseas qualifications

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Laws (BMus/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 BMus/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 Music / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Conjoint cost per year?

2019 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,885 – $11,369.70*
International students
NZ$33,688 – $38,688*

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 $7.06 per point, estimated at $953.10 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 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Studying Music and Law opens up opportunities as a professional musician or singer, within broadcasting, film, media, social research, entertainment law, and arts and cultural management.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Arts manager
  • Barrister or solicitor
  • Copyright lawyer
  • Entertainment lawyer
  • In-house legal counsel
  • Social researcher
  • TV/film music analyst or adviser

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