The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice/Bachelor of International Studies requires the completion of a minimum of 198 units of study and a Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Laws a minimum of 180 units.

Admission requirements

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 63 units.

Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice component

To qualify for The Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice as a first degree student, a student must complete 135 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, comprising:

  • 90 units of core topics,
  • 22.5 units of Legal Practice core topics, and
  • 22.5 units of electives.


To qualify for The Bachelor of Laws as a first degree student, a student must complete 117 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, comprising:

  • 90 units of core topics, and
  • 27 units of electives.

See the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice entry for further information.

Bachelor of International Studies component

To qualify for the Bachelor of International Studies a student must complete 63 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic. This must include:

a) 22.5 units of core topics, comprising:

INST1001 Introduction to International Studies 1a: Regions in Global Contexts (4.5 units)
INST1002 Introduction to International Studies 1b: Understanding the International (4.5 units)
INST2001 Global Mindset (4.5 units)
INST3004 Your International Career (4.5 units)
INST3002  Perspectives in International Studies  (4.5 units)

b) A major (36 units) selected from:

        - Chinese
        - French
        - Indonesian
        - Italian
        - Modern Greek
        - Spanish
        - German (studied cross-institutionslly at Adelaide University)
        - Japanese (studied cross-institutionslly at Adelaide University)

c) A minimum of 4.5 units of international experience as described below #

d) Additional international experience and/or Work-integrated-learning (WIL) and/or International Studies discipline elective topics to complete the 63 units.

# International experience in the Bachelor of International Studies may include:

  • approved study at an overseas university;
  • approved internship or practicum (either onshore or offshore);
  • participation in an approved international volunteer program (either offshore or onshore);
  • an approved program of reflection on prior international experience (international experience might include participation in suitable travel, migration, refugee experience, military service, work abroad or suitable other.)

OR

  • at least 4.5 units of study in a language other than English (this may be 4.5 units of a major or minor in a language other than English that has already been presented);

International experience may be recognised through successful completion of:

  • One of AMST3016 Internship Program: Washington DC (9 units); INST3003 International Experience and/or Practicum (4.5 units); INST3003A International Studies Practicum (9 units), or
  • Credit arrangement for recognised study outside Flinders University, or
  • Other suitable topics by arrangement with the Course Director or nominee.