Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws

5 years full time
6 years full time with Honours

Please Note: the following information applies only to students who commenced their degree in 2011. Students who commenced prior to 2011 should refer to the University of Sydney Business School website.

For the first three years of the combined degree program, in place of elective units, students substitute compulsory Law units of study. Students should note that the units of study in Law cannot be counted as a major in the Economics award course. At the end of their third year, full-time students should have completed the requirements for the Economics degree. An additional two years of study is required at the Law School, where the remaining units for the Bachelor of Laws are completed (see the Sydney Law School Handbook for further details).

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Requirements

To qualify for the combined program candidates must complete 240 credit points in total, comprising of:

  • a minimum of 60 credit points from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, including a major in Economics, Econometrics or Financial Economics; and
  • a maximum of 36 credit points of elective units of study from The University of Sydney Business School; and
  • 144 credit points of Law units of study, of which 48 credit points are Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3 and are credited towards the requirements for both the Bachelor of Economics and the Bachelor of Laws degrees.

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Economics candidates must complete 144 credit points in total, comprising of:

  • 48 credit points of the Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3; and
  • a minimum of 60 credit points from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, including a major in Economics, Econometrics or Financial Economics; and
  • a maximum of 36 credit points of elective units of study from The University of Sydney Business School
  • a maximum of 48 junior credit points (not including the LAWS units)

Economics Core units of study

Junior units of study (24 credit points)
ECON1001 Introductory Microeconomics
ECON1002 Introductory Macroeconomics
ECMT1010 Business and Economic Statistics A
ECMT1020 Business and Economics Statistics B

Senior units of study (12 credit points)
ECOS2001 Intermediate Microeconomics; OR ECOS2901 Intermediate Microeconomics Honours
ECOS2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics; OR ECOS2902 Intermediate Macroeconomics Honours

Law Core units of study

First Year Second Year Third Year
  • Foundations of Laws (LAWS1006)
  • Torts (LAWS1012)
  • Legal Research I (LAWS1013)
  • Contracts (LAWS1015)
  • Civil and Criminal Procedure (LAWS1014)
  • Criminal Law (LAWS1016)
  • Public International Law (LAWS1023)
  • Public Law (LAWS1021)
  • Torts and Contracts II (LAWS1017)
  • Legal Research II (LAWS1019)

Majors and Electives

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics must complete a core major in Economics, Econometrics, or Financial Economics. For information on the requirements of each major please refer to the School of Economics.

Please note: students commencing in 2014 and beyond must include a minimum of 6 credit points of senior-advanced (3000 level) units of study in their chosen major(s). You must view the unit of study tables in the handbook for the chosen major(s) for further information. Students commencing their degree prior to 2014 you are not necessarily required to complete a senior-advanced unit in the chosen major(s) unless otherwise instructed to do so.

In addition to the core major, students also choose elective units of study from the following subject areas:

  • Economics, Econometrics or Financial Economics
  • the University of Sydney Business School (see list below)
  • the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table A or from another faculty (subject to approval from the School of Economics and the faculty of intended study)

The following list displays the subject areas from The University of Sydney Business School available for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics:

Pathways

There are many ways to structure the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws degree. Below are a number of examples.

Pathway 1: Major in Economics

            Credit Points
First Year S1 ECON1001
Introductory Microeconomics
ECMT1010
Business and Economic Statistics A
Junior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1006
Foundations of Law
24
LAWS1013 Legal Research 1
S2 ECON1002
Introductory Macroeconomics
ECMT1020
Business and Economic Statistics B
Junior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1012
Torts
24
Second Year S1 ECOS2001
Intermediate Microeconomics
Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1014
Civil and Criminal Procedure
LAWS1015
Contracts
24
S2 ECOS2002
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1016
Criminal Law
24
Third Year S1 Economics Senior
(major)
Economics Senior
(major)
Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1023
Public International Law
24
S2 Economics Senior
(major)
Economics Senior
(major)
LAWS1017
Torts & Contracts II
LAWS1021 Public Law 24
LAWS1019 Legal Research 2
          Total= 144
Fourth Year Full-time Law Studies 48
Fifth Year Full-time Law Studies 48
          Total= 240

SoE – School of Economics
BS – Business School


Pathway 2: Major in Econometrics

            Credit Points
First Year S1 ECON1001
Introductory Microeconomics
ECMT1010
Business and Economic Statistics A
Junior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1006
Foundations of Law
24
LAWS1013 Legal Research 1
S2 ECON1002
Introductory Macroeconomics
ECMT1020
Business and Economic Statistics B
Junior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1012
Torts
24
Second Year S1 ECOS2001
Intermediate Microeconomics
ECMT2110
Regression Modelling
LAWS1014
Civil and Criminal Procedure
LAWS1015
Contracts
24
S2 ECOS2002
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Econometrics Senior
(major)
Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1016
Criminal Law
24
Third Year S1 ECMT3110
Econometrics Models and Methods
Economics Senior
(major)
Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1023
Public International Law
24
S2 Economics Senior
(major)
Economics Senior
(major)
LAWS1017
Torts & Contracts II
LAWS1021 Public Law 24
LAWS1019 Legal Research 2
          Total= 144
Fourth Year Full-time Law Studies 48
Fifth Year Full-time Law Studies 48
          Total= 240

SoE – School of Economics
BS – Business School


Pathway 3: Major in Financial Economics

            Credit Points
First Year S1 ECON1001
Introductory Microeconomics
ECMT1010
Business and Economic Statistics A
Junior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1006
Foundations of Law
24
LAWS1013 Legal Research 1
S2 ECON1002
Introductory Macroeconomics
ECMT1020
Business and Economic Statistics B
Junior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1012
Torts
24
Second Year S1 ECOS2001
Intermediate Microeconomics
ECMT2110
Regression Modelling
LAWS1014
Civil and Criminal Procedure
LAWS1015
Contracts
24
S2 ECOS2002
Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECMT2130
Financial Econometrics
Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1016
Criminal Law
24
Third Year S1 ECOS3022
The Economics of Financial Markets
Financial Economics Senior
(major)
Senior Elective
SoE OR BS
LAWS1023
Public International Law
24
S2 Financial Economics Senior
(major)
Financial Economics Senior
(major)
LAWS1017
Torts & Contracts II
LAWS1021 Public Law 24
LAWS1019 Legal Research 2
          Total= 144
Fourth Year Full-time Law Studies 48
Fifth Year Full-time Law Studies 48
          Total= 240

SoE – School of Economics
BS – Business School