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

  • 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:

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
    275
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    330
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    36

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

Further requirements

Entry into Part II of the Bachelor of Laws conjoint degree is limited. Please see the Bachelor of Laws entry requirements.

Entry to the Law (Honours) conjoint is by invitation for high-achieving BAdvSci(Hons)/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 BAdvSci(Hons)/LLB. (This is usually at the end of your third year.)

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.

Guaranteed grade 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.

Further requirements

Entry into Part II of the Bachelor of Laws conjoint degree is limited. Please see the Bachelor of Laws entry requirements.

Entry to the Law (Honours) conjoint is by invitation for high-achieving BAdvSci(Hons)/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 BAdvSci(Hons)/LLB. (This is usually at the end of your third year.)

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

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

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 an ABB grade. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). For entry based on CIE you must first meet the University Entrance (UE) standard. 

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA and Pearson Education Limited 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
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    36
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5
  • 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

Further requirements

Entry into Part II of the Bachelor of Laws conjoint degree is limited. Please see the Bachelor of Laws entry requirements.

Entry to the Law (Honours) conjoint is by invitation for high-achieving BAdvSci(Hons)/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 BAdvSci(Hons)/LLB. (This is usually at the end of your third year.)

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 semester of successful bachelors degree study from a New Zealand tertiary institution, or one year of successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree qualification from a New Zealand tertiary institution.

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Guaranteed grade 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.

Further requirements

Entry into Part II of the Bachelor of Laws conjoint degree is limited. Please see the Bachelor of Laws entry requirements.

Entry to the Law (Honours) conjoint is by invitation for high-achieving BAdvSci(Hons)/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 BAdvSci(Hons)/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

Applications close 8 December.

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.

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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