The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Law and Society, Bachelor of International Relations requires the completion of a minimum of 144 units of study.

Admission requirements

For admission to the program, students must apply for admission to the Bachelor of Law and Society combined degrees through SATAC.

Eligible students who decide to take up the combined degrees program in a subsequent year will be required to apply via university internal transfer, for admission to the Bachelor of International Relations.

Students enrolled in a combined degree program must complete the full program specified within the combined program for each degree before they can graduate with either award.

Students who commence, but subsequently do not wish to complete, the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of Law and Society or Bachelor of International Relations 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 Law and Society, Bachelor of International Relations a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:

  • a Law and Society component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of Law and Society, as detailed below

  • an International Relations component of at least 72 units for the Bachelor of International Relations, as detailed below.

Bachelor of Law and Society Component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Law and Society a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic. This must include:

Core - Year 1 topics

18 units comprising:

  COMS1001  Academic and Professional Communication  (4.5 units)*
  CRIM1102  Criminal Justice System  (4.5 units)
  LEGL1201  Law in Australian Society  (4.5 units)
  PHIL1060  Critical Reasoning  (4.5 units)

*Under certain conditions the core topic COMS1001 may be replaced with an alternative topic. See COMS1001 for further details.

Core - Year 2 topics

18 units comprising:

  CRIM2301  Criminal Law in Context  (4.5 units)
  LEGL2117  Crimes Against Populations  (4.5 units)
  PHIL2601  Ethics for Professionals  (4.5 units)
  SOCI2025  Sociological Research: Design, Methods and Ethics  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 2 topics

Choose 4.5 units from the following:

  CRIM2201  Punishment and Society  (4.5 units)
  CRIM2202  Policing and Society  (4.5 units)

and

Choose 4.5 units from one of the Option Streams listed below.

Core - Year 3 topics

13.5 units comprising:

  CRIM3402  Advanced Research Methods and Analysis  (4.5 units)
  LLAW3256  Socio-Legal Theory  (4.5 units)
  PHIL2608  Freedom, Law and Society  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 3 topics

Choose 9 units from the following:

  CRIM3011  Current Issues in Criminal Justice  (4.5 units)
  CRIM3203  Corporate Crime  (4.5 units)
  CRIM3301  Crime, Law and Trauma  (4.5 units)
  CRIM3302  International Criminal Justice  (4.5 units)
  CRIM3304  Criminal Networks  (4.5 units)
  CRIM3305  Borders, Migration, Security  (4.5 units)
  SOCI3049  Sociology of Law  (4.5 units)
  WMST3013  Gendering Politics and Policy: Justice, Rights and Representation  (4.5 units)

and

Choose 4.5 units from the same Option Stream as chosen in Year 2. The units must be chosen from Year 2 or 3 topics.

Option Streams

Economy and Society

Year 1 topics

 BUSN1011  Accounting for Managers  (4.5 units)
 BUSN1012  Management, People and Organisation  (4.5 units)
 BUSN1019  Law for Business  (4.5 units)
 BUSN1013  Economics for Business  (4.5 units)
 INNO1001 Innovative and Creative Thinking: Recognising Opportunities (4.5 units)

Year 2 topics

 BUSN2019  International Business Context  (4.5 units)
 BUSN2022  The Australian Economy  (4.5 units)
 BUSN2026  Entrepreneurship and Small Business  (4.5 units)
 BUSN2038  Human Resource Management  (4.5 units)
 BUSN2039  International Business Management  (4.5 units)
 LEGL2114  Regulating Small Business  (4.5 units)
 POLI2002  Government, Business and Society  (4.5 units)

Year 3 topics

 BUSN3035  Employee Relations  (4.5 units)
 BUSN3038  International Business Negotiations  (4.5 units)
 BUSN2042  Corporations Law  (4.5 units)
 BUSN3052  Leadership in Business and Society  (4.5 units)
 BUSN3043  Governance, Sustainability and Ethics  (4.5 units)
 BUSN3054  Taxation Law and Practice  (4.5 units)
 BUSN3056  International Trade  (4.5 units)

International and Human Rights#

Year 1 topics
 
 AMST1002  America and the World: The United States in a Global Context  (4.5 units)
 INTR1006  International Relations: An Introduction  (4.5 units)
 INTR1100  Exploring the International  (4.5 units)
 POLI1003  An Introduction to Democracy and Government  (4.5 units)

Year 2 topics

 INTR2006  Debating Human Rights  (4.5 units)
 INTR2101  Democracy & Human Rights in Asia  (4.5 units)
 INTR2015  New Security Agenda  (4.5 units)
 PHIL2613  Global Justice  (4.5 units)
 PHIL2611  Breaking the Rules: Opposing Injustice Without Violence   (4.5 units)
 POLI2020  Australian Indigenous Politics  (4.5 units)
 WMST2017  Gender, Globalisation and International Development  (4.5 units)

Year 3 topics

 INTR3001  Australian Foreign Policy  (4.5 units)
 INTR3101  Global Inequality  (4.5 units)
 INTR3102  Controversies in International Relations  (4.5 units)
 POLI3014  International Perspectives on Indigenous Politics  (4.5 units)
 XXXXxxxx  International Protection of Human Rights  (4.5 units)
 XXXXxxxx  International Trade Law and Development  (4.5 units)

Culture and Society

Year 1 topics

 AUST1001  Australian Studies: Identities  (4.5 units)
 AUST1004  An Introduction to Aboriginal Studies  (4.5 units)
 PHIL1030  The Individual and Society  (4.5 units)
 SOCI1001  Issues in Sociology  (4.5 units)
 SOCI1010  Sociology and Everyday Life   (4.5 units)
 WMST1001  Sex, Gender and Identities in Australia  (4.5 units)

Year 2 topics

 AUST2612  Reconciliation and Indigenous Knowledges  (4.5 units)
 PHIL2612  Moral Problems  (4.5 units)
 POLI2025  Politics of the Australian Welfare State  (4.5 units)
 SOCI2015  Sociology of Deviance  (4.5 units)
 SOCI2021  Race Power and Identity  (4.5 units)
 SOCI2026  Contemporary Social Problems  (4.5 units)
 WMST2015  Sex, Gender and the Law  (4.5 units)

Year 3 topics

 ARCH8017  Cultural Heritage and the Law**   (4.5 units)
 AUST3330  Reading Australian Culture  (4.5 units)
 ITAL3215  The Italian Mafia: Origin and Representations  (4.5 units)
 SOCI3008  Knowing the Social World   (4.5 units)
 SOCI3047  Shaping the Future  (4.5 units)
 SOCI3048  Gender and Sexuality  (4.5 units)
 SOCI3053  Economic Life   (4.5 units)
 WMST3013  Gendering Politics & Policy: Justice, Rights and Representation  (4.5 units)

Other topics may be taken with the approval of the Course Coordinator to enable entry into Honours programs.

#Students cannot count topics taken under the Bachelor of International Relations towards the Bachelor of Law and Society and vice versa.

**ARCH8017 Cultural Heritage and the Law is a postgraduate topic and requires the achievement of higher learning outcomes. It is strongly recommended that students interested in enrolling in this topic contact the topic coordinator prior to enrolment.

Bachelor of International Relations Component

To qualify for the Bachelor of International Relations a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic. This must include:

Core - Year 1 topics

9 units comprising:

AMST1002  America and the World: The United States in a Global Context  (4.5 units)
INTR1006  International Relations: An Introduction  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 1 topics

9 units chosen from the following:

HIST1704  History's Killing Fields  (4.5 units)
HIST1802  Europe, 1945 to the Present  (4.5 units)
HIST1803  'The Lucky Country'? Australia and the World since 1939  (4.5 units)
INTR1100  Exploring the International  (4.5 units)
INTR1102  Modern Asia since 1945  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

13.5 units comprising:

INTR2003  The Asia-Pacific in the 20th Century  (4.5 units)
INTR2006  Debating Human Rights  (4.5 units)
INTR2015  New Security Agenda  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 2 topics

4.5 units chosen from the following:

HIST2014  War and Society in the Modern World  (4.5 units)
HIST2016  Globalisation in World History  (4.5 units)

Plus 9 units chosen from the following:

AMST2001  Twentieth Century America  (4.5 units)
AMST2002  American Politics  (4.5 units)*
HIST2009  Nazi Germany: It's Origins and Nature, 1870-1945  (4.5 units)
HIST2030  The Great Powers and the Origins of the Modern Middle East  (4.5 units)
HIST2043  Terrorism and Society in Modern Europe  (4.5 units)
INTR2005  The Next Superpower? The Rise of China in the 21st Century  (4.5 units)
INTR2008  Africa on a Global Stage  (4.5 units)
INTR2012  Food Security  (4.5 units)
INTR2100  Reimagining the Global South  (4.5 units)
INTR2101  Democracy and Human Rights in Asia  (4.5 units)

* Note that students who wish to apply for the Washington Internship must select AMST2002

Core - Year 3 topics

9 units comprising:

INTR3102  Controversies in International Relations  (4.5 units)
INTR3104  Global Workplace  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 3 topics

18 units chosen from the following:

AMST3013  The Alliance and the Rise of China  (4.5 units)
AMST3016  Internship Program: Washington DC  (9 units)*
HIST3004  The Fall of Britannia's Empire and the Postcolonial Experience  (4.5 units)
INTR3001  Australian Foreign Policy  (4.5 units)
INTR3003  Africa: International Interventions  (4.5 units)
INTR3006  The Rise of the Indo-Pacific  (4.5 units)
INTR3100  Environment and Development in Asia  (4.5 units)
INTR3101  Global Inequality  (4.5 units)
INTR3103  International Practicum  (4.5 units)*

*Note that students cannot take both INTR3103 International Practicum and AMST3016 Internship Program: Washington DC in this combined degree program.