Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Music

If you want a degree programme that provides you with two distinct skill sets, the LLB/BMus is an excellent choice. Follow your passion for music while gaining valuable analytical, communication and research skills – and gain an understanding of legal ethics, professional responsibility and the role law plays in society. The entertainment industry has unique legal and management opportunities which require specialised knowledge.

Studying Music and Law could open up opportunities as a professional musician or singer, within broadcasting, film, media, social research, entertainment law, and arts and cultural management. Your legal knowledge would be invaluable as a business manager in the music, film or entertainment industry, or you may choose to focus on a professional legal career.  

As well as advancing your musical expertise and knowledge, a conjoint degree with music promotes creative and independent thinking, sought-after qualities in any industry. You can major in Classical Performance, Composition, Jazz Performance, Musicology or Popular Music, supported by leading artists, researchers and facilities.

Programme structure

A total of 660 points comprising 225 points from Bachelor of Music courses and 390 points from Bachelor of Laws courses. An additional 15 points in General Education is also required. For more information, visit the University Calendar.


5 years

Guaranteed entry requirements

Music: Subject to the qualitative evaluation of an audition/composition portfolio and/or statement of musical background.

  • NCEA – 210
  • CIE – 230
  • IB – 28

Law: All undergraduate law students wishing to pursue an LLB degree are required to take LAW 121G as a prerequisite to LAW 131. LAW 121G is offered in both Semester one and Semester two of each year. LAW 131 requires a prerequisite of a C+ or better pass in LAW 121G. LAW 131 is only offered in Semester two.

To find out how to gain entry to the University of Auckland and the qualifications you require for admission into programmes please visit Entry requirements.

Fees – 2018

Estimated annual tuition fees for domestic students 2018: NZ$6750–NZ$7785.45.

Your exact tuition fees will relate to the courses you choose, but are likely to be within this range. Fees per point are charged at the rate set for that subject irrespective of the qualification the course is taken for.

In addition to tuition fees, you will also pay a Student Services fee. In 2018, if you are enrolled in 135 points, you will pay a fee of $915.30.

Find out more about Fees and money matters.

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