Bachelor of International and Global Studies / Bachelor of Laws*

5 years full-time

In the first three years of candidature, you study both International and Global Studies components and Law components and, in this way, meet the requirements for the Bachelor of International and Global Studies degree. This leaves you the final two years to complete the remaining Law components, and to graduate with a Bachelor of International and Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws degree.

Please note that the requirements given below refer in detail only to Years 1, 2 and 3 of the degree program. You can consult the Faculty of Law Handbook, in print or online, to find out more about the requirements for Years 4 and 5.

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information - Sample pathway

Students Commencing prior to 2014
Degree information - Sample pathway

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Students commencing in 2014

Requirements (Years 1 - 3)

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, including:

  1. 48 credit points of the Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3;
  2. A maximum of 36 junior credit points (not including LAWS units);
  3. 12 junior and 12 senior credit points in core International and Global studies (INGS) units;
  4. a minimum of 18 credit points in a single language other than English (new for 2014)
  5. a minimum of 12 credit points in an approved exchange program - it is recommended that you complete a full semester on exchange (new for 2014)
  6. a major from the list of majors below
 Bachelor of International and Global Studies / Law (BIGS / Law) Core Major Options
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arab World, Islam and the Middle East
  • Asian Studies
  • European Studies
  • History (new for 2014) 
  • Government and International Relations
  • Political Economy
  • Sociology

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.

Compulsory International and Global Studies Units of Study
 First Year
 Second Year  Third Year
  • Power and Money in Global Society (INGS1001)
  • Global Culture and Society (INGS1002)
  • Perspectives on the Global (INGS2601)
  • Current Global Issues (INGS3601)
Compulsory Law Units of Study
  • Foundations of Laws (LAWS1006)
  • Torts (LAWS1012)
  • Legal Research I (LAWS1013)
  • Civil & Criminal Procedure (LAWS1014)
  • Contracts (LAWS1015)
  • Criminal Law (LAWS1016)
  • Torts and Contracts II (LAWS1017)
  • Legal Research II (LAWS1019)
  • Public Law (LAWS1021)
  • Public International Law (LAWS1023)

Sample Pathways

Below are just two examples of a way to structure your combined degree. other options may be available, please consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or your Degree Director for further advice.


Pathway for those going on exchange in first semester of the third year

            Credit Points
First Year S1 INGS 1001 Power and
Money in Global Society
BIGS Core Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
Junior Language Unit LAWS1006
Foundations of Law
24
LAWS1013 Legal Research 1
S2 INGS1002 Global
Culture and Society
BIGS Core Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
Junior Language Unit LAWS1012
Torts
24
Second Year S1 INGS2601 Transnational
Spaces and Networks
LAWS1023 Public International Law LAWS1014 Civil &
Criminal Procedure
LAWS1015
Contracts
24
S2 BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
Senior Language Unit LAWS1016
Criminal Law
24
Third Year S1 - exchange BIGS Core Major
Senior exchange
BIGS Core Major
Senior exchange
BIGS Core Major
Senior exchange
Arts (Table A or B)
Senior exchange
24
S2 INGS3061 Current
Global Issues
BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
LAWS1017
Torts and Contracts II
LAWS1021
Public Law
24
LAWS1019 Legal Research II
          Total= 144
    Full-time Law Studies 48
    Full-time Law Studies 48
          Total= 240

Pathway for those going on exchange in second semester of the second year

            Credit Points
First Year S1 INGS 1001 Power and
Money in Global Society
BIGS Core Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
Junior Language Unit LAWS1006
Foundations of Law
24
LAWS1013 Legal Research 1
S2 INGS1002 Global
Culture and Society
BIGS Core Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
Junior Language Unit LAWS1012
Torts
24
Second Year S1 INGS2601 Transnational
Spaces and Networks
BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
LAWS1014 Civil &
Criminal Procedure
LAWS1015
Contracts
24
S2 - exchange BIGS Core Major
Senior exchange
BIGS Core Major
Senior exchange
Senior Elective
Senior exchange
BIGS Core Major
Senior exchange
24
Third Year S1 BIGS Core Major
Senior unit
BIGS Core Major
Senior unit
Senior Language unit LAWS1023
Public International
Law
24
S2 INGS3061 Current
Global Issues
LAWS1016 Criminal Law LAWS1017
Torts and Contracts II
LAWS1021
Public Law
24
LAWS1019 Legal Research II
          Total= 144
    Full-time Law Studies 48
    Full-time Law Studies 48
          Total= 240

Students commencing prior to 2014

Requirements (Years 1 - 3)

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, including:

  1. 48 credit points of the Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3;
  2. A maximum of 36 junior credit points (not including LAWS units);
  3. 12 junior and 12 senior credit points in core International and Global studies (INGS) units;
  4. a major from the list of majors below
 Bachelor of International and Global Studies / Law (BIGS / Law) Core Major Options
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arab World, Islam and the Middle East
  • Asian Studies
  • European Studies
  • Government and International Relations

 

  • Political Economy
  • Sociology
Compulsory International and Global Studies Units of Study
 First Year  Second Year  Third Year
  • Power and Money in Global Society (INGS1001)
  • Global Culture and Society (INGS1002)
  • Perspectives on the Global (INGS2601)
  • Current Global Issues (INGS3601)
Compulsory Law Units of Study
  • Foundations of Laws (LAWS1006)
  • Torts (LAWS1012)
  • Legal Research I (LAWS1013)
  • Civil & Criminal Procedure (LAWS1014)
  • Contracts (LAWS1015)
  • Criminal Law (LAWS1016)
  • Torts and Contracts II (LAWS1017)
  • Legal Research II (LAWS1019)
  • Public Law (LAWS1021)
  • Public International Law (LAWS1023)
Sample Pathway
            Credit Points
First Year S1 INGS 1001 Power and
Money in Global Society
BIGS Core Major
Junior Pre-req Unit

Table A or B

Junior Unit

LAWS1006
Foundations of Law
24
LAWS1013 Legal Research 1
S2 INGS1002 Global
Culture and Society
BIGS Core Major
Junior Pre-req Unit
Table A or B

Junior Unit

LAWS1012
Torts
24
Second Year S1 INGS2601 Transnational
Spaces and Networks
BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
LAWS1014 Civil &
Criminal Procedure
LAWS1015
Contracts
24
S2 BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
Table A or B

Senior Unit

LAWS1016
Criminal Law
24
Third Year S1 BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
Table A or B

Senior Unit

LAWS1023 Public International Law 24
S2 INGS3061 Current
Global Issues
BIGS Core Major
Senior Unit
LAWS1017
Torts and Contracts II
LAWS1021
Public Law
24
LAWS1019 Legal Research II
          Total= 144
    Full-time Law Studies 48
    Full-time Law Studies 48
          Total= 240

Arts and Social Sciences Component Degree Director

 Name  Email

Dr Neil Maclean

 

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