The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice/Bachelor of International Studies requires the completion of a minimum of 202.5 units of study and a Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Laws a minimum of 184.5 units.
For admission to the program, students must apply for admission to Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice combined degrees through SATAC.
Eligible students who decide to take up the combined degrees program in a subsequent year will be required to apply through SATAC, or via internal university transfer, for admission to the Bachelor of International Studies.
Students who commence, but subsequently do not wish to complete, the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of International Studies or the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and to receive credit for some or all of the topics already completed.
Program of study
To qualify for the combined degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice/Bachelor of International Studies a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:
- a Law component of 135 units for the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (which consists of 90 units of core topics, 22.5 units of Legal Practice Training and 22.5 units of electives) or 117 units for the Bachelor of Laws (which consists of 90 units of core topics and 27 units of electives) [see Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice entry for further information];
- an International Studies component of at least 67.5 units consisting of:
- 31.5 units of core topics;
- one 36-unit major sequence offered within the Bachelor of International Studies, which may encompass any of the core topics;
- other topics required to complete 67.5 units which may be selected from any recognised topics within a Bachelor of International Studies major sequence.
Core - Year 1 topics
INTR1006 International Relations: An Introduction (4.5 units)
INTR1007 Australia and the World (4.5 units)
plus one of the following:
AMST1002 America and the World: The United States in a Global Context (4.5 units)
ASST1001 Discovering Asia (4.5 units)
ASST1002 Modern Asia: Economy, Society and Politics (4.5 units)
BUSN1008 Introductory Macroeconomics (4.5 units)
DVST1001 The Political Economy of International Development (4.5 units)
HIST1703 Turning Points in World History (4.5 units)
INTR1008 Great Wars, Long Peace (4.5 units)
POLI1003 An Introduction to Democracy and Government (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
Select three of the following:
ASST2005 Democracy and Human Rights in Asia (4.5 units)
INTR2001 Peace and War (4.5 units)
INTR2002 The Modern International System (4.5 units)
INTR2003 Political Economy of the Asia-Pacific Region (4.5 units)
Core - Year 3 topic
INST3002 Perspectives in International Studies (4.5 units)
Not all topics necessarily are available in a given year
36 units chosen from major sequence options
The programs of study for major sequences in Groups 1 and 2 can be found in the Bachelor of Arts entry.
- Group 1
- Group 2
- Group 3
German and Japanese are taught at University of Adelaide. These language majors are recognised in The Bachelor of International Studies. Any other recognised university-level sequence in any foreign language approved by the Director of Studies.