Duration
Full-time: 7 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2021 Semester One – 1 March
2022 Semester One – 28 February
Available locations
City
Points
855
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

We have designed the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) with budding scientists in mind. It’s for students who want to pursue postgraduate research.

By taking a conjoint with the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) you can combine your scientific specialisation with environmental, human rights, medico-legal, and many other aspects of law.

Scientists are 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. This creates increasing demand for legal professionals with expertise in science – and for scientists who have the confidence to navigate the complex legal processes associated with their research.

Email us if you have enquiries relating to the BAdvSci(Hons)/LLB(Hons).

 

Programme structure

You must complete a total of 855 points:

  • 375 points from the BAdvSci(Hons)
  • 465 points from the LLB(Hons)
  • 15 points from General Education

You will need to choose one specialisation for the BAdvSci(Hons) component of your conjoint. You can also choose to take one or more modules available in the Bachelor of Science Schedule.

In your first year, you must complete three Stage I core LLB courses, and five Stage I courses for the BAdvSci(Hons).

You will continue to take a mix of Law courses and Science courses in each of the following years. You must include a General Education course in one of those years.

The LLB(Hons) includes a combination of core courses. There is also a wide range of elective courses, including Corporate and Commercial, Public, Criminal, International, Family and Environmental Law.

The Honours component of the LLB involves an additional 20-point Honours seminar course in your Part III year and a 40-point dissertation in the semester immediately following the completion of your Part IV year.

In your final year of the BAdvSci(Hons), you’ll enrol in a range of postgraduate-level courses from your specialisation, and you’ll complete your own research project in collaboration with one of our researchers.

You will probably enrol in nine 15-point courses (135 points) each year if you want to complete in seven years. You need to maintain a Grade Point Average of 5.0 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

  • Applied Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Change
  • Geology
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
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

My highest qualification is from:

Entry is by invitation for high-achieving Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) / Bachelor of Laws (BASH/LLB) Part ll 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 BASH/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 Advanced Science (Honours) / Bachelor of Laws (BASH/LLB) Part ll 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 BASH/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 Advanced Science (Honours) / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Conjoint cost per year?

2020 fees

The estimated fee range for international students is $40,991.40–$48,165.30.

Domestic students
NZ$7,022.70 – $10,643.40*

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 $7.86 per point, estimated at $1,061.10 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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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 2021
8 December 2020

Start 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?

BAdvSci(Hons)/LLB(Hons) conjoint graduates are well positioned for a wide range of careers in science and law. In addition to the transferable skills and knowledge gained from the LLB programme, honours graduates will have demonstrated advanced research and writing skills, increasing their suitability for a range of research and policy jobs. A BAdvSci(Hons)/LLB(Hons) conjoint can lead to a career in environmental law, intellectual property law, medico-legal law, or science. This could include the fields of biotechnology, information technology or forensic science. To be admitted as a barrister and solicitor, graduates need to complete a three-month Professional Legal Studies course following their LLB or LLB(Hons). There are currently two providers of this course: The Institute of Professional Legal Studies (www.ipls.org.nz) and the College of Law New Zealand (www.collaw.ac.nz).

Jobs related to this programme

  • Environmental lawyer
  • Government employee – policy work, resource management, parliamentary drafting
  • In-house legal counsel
  • Intellectual property lawyer
  • Law reformer
  • Patent attorney
  • Regulatory affairs associate
  • Researcher or academic

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