Duration
Full-time: 6 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
2019 Semester Two – 22 July
Available locations
City, Grafton
Points
735
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

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

Scientists are exploring and addressing the challenges confronting society in the 21st century, and today’s lawmakers are underpinning these discoveries with legislation on climate change, genetics, biotechnology and much more.

As new developments continuously push the frontiers of what we know and understand about the world, there’s an increasing demand for legal professionals with expertise in science – and scientists who have the confidence to navigate the complex legal processes associated with their research.

Programme structure

The BSc/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 BSc 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 Law courses, and five Stage I courses from the BSc. You will continue to take a mix of Law courses and Science 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.

The LLB(Hons) 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 BSc includes core courses from your selected major or majors. You may choose to complete a single major or a double major on the BSc side of your conjoint. Anthropological Science, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition, Information Systems, and Medicinal Chemistry are not available as majors within a conjoint. Find out more about planning your BSc conjoint, and access conjoint degree planners.  

Changes to BSc subjects from 2019*:

From 2019 you'll be able to choose from 16 majors for the Science component of your conjoint programme. Some of our subjects will have pathways within them, which means you can choose whether to focus on particular areas within these subjects.

Pathway:
A group of courses within a major or specialisation that are focused on a particular area of study

New major available:
Geographic Information Science

Subjects changing from a major to a pathway:
Applied Mathematics (Mathematics pathway from 2019)
Biotechnology (Biological Sciences pathway from 2019)
Ecology (Biological Sciences pathway from 2019)

Subjects not available for conjoint degrees:
Anthropological Science
Data Science
Information and Technology Management
Logic and Computation

*All changes subject to approval
 

2019 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

New Zealand qualifications

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

2019 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,885 – $11,369.70*
International students
NZ$33,688 – $35,035*

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

Summer School 2019
1 December 2018
Semester One 2019
8 December 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?

BSc/LLB(Hons) conjoint graduates are well-positioned for a wide range of careers in science and law. An honours degree from the University of Auckland Law School is well-respected. In addition to the transferable skills and knowledge gained from the LLB programme, honours graduates will have demonstrated advanced research and writing skills. This will increase their suitability for a range of research and policy jobs. If you have an aptitude for science, a conjoint BSc/LLB(Hons) degree offers 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.

Student career planning service

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Becoming a barrister and solicitor

To be admitted as a barrister and solicitor, you will need to 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

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