Bachelor of International Studies / Bachelor of Laws

There is no new intake for this degree.

5 years full-time

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

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Requirements (Years 1 - 3)

  1. 144 credit points including
  2. No more than 48 junior credit points and
  3. 6 compulsory units of study from Table 1 for the Bachelor of International Studies and
  4. 2 units of study from Table 2A for the Bachelor of International Studies and
  5. 2 units of study from Table 2B for the Bachelor of International Studies and
  6. 6 additional units of study from Table 2, 3 or 4 for the Bachelor of International Studies and
  7. No more than 36 credit points from outside the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and
  8. 10 compulsoiry Law units of study
Please Note
  • You must complete GOV2801 Applied International Studies in Second Year before you complete GOVT2802 international Studies Practicum in Year 3 Semester 2.
  • Although not compulsory, you are encouraged to study abroad in your third year. While abroad you will enrol in the senior core unit GOVT2802 International Studies Practicum which is studied online. As this unit of study is offered in Semester 2, it is only possible to go on exchange in Semester 2 of third year. If you do not study abroad you will complete GOVT2802 International Studies Practicum as an intern in a government or non-government organisation in Sydney, working on an internationally focussed project.

Compulsory Bachelor of International Studies Units of Study*

 Table 1
 Table 2A
 Table 2B
  • ECOP1001 Economics as a Social Science
  • ECOP1003 International Economy and Finance
  • GOVT1105 Geopolitics
  • GOVT1202 World Politics
  • GOVT2801 Applied International Politics (to be completed in Year 2)
  • GOVT2802 International Studies Practicum (to be completed in Year 3 Semester 2)
  • GOVT2116 Australian Foreign and Defence Policy
  • GOVT2221 Politics of International Economic Relations
  • GOVT2225 International Security for the 21st Century
  • GOVT2226 International Organisations
  • GOVT2440 Globalisation and National Governance
  • ECOP2012 Social Foundations of Modern Capitalism
  • ECOP3011 Economic Conflicts and the State
  • ECOP3012 Global Political Economy
  • ECOP3014 International Trade and Development
  • ECOP3015 Political Economy of the Environment
  • ECOP3016 Women in the Global Economy
  • ECOP3017 Political Economy of Human Rights

*For the list of available units in Table 4 see the Course Rules for the Bachelor of International Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook.

Compulsory Law Units of Study

 First Year
 Second Year
 Third Year
  • Foundations of Law (LAWS 1006)
  • Torts (LAWS 1012)
  • Processes of Justice (LAWS 1014
  • Contracts (LAWS 1015)
  • Criminal Law (LAWS1016)
  • Torts and Contracts II (LAWS 1017)
  • International Law (LAWS 1018)
  • Public Law (LAWS1021)
  • Legal Research II (LAWS1019)

Pathways

Below is an example of how you might structure your degree

            Credit Points
First Year S1 GOVT1202 World Politics ECOP1001 Economics as a Social Science Junior Unit Choice - Table 4 LAWS1006 Foundations of Law 24
LAW1013 Legal Research I S1
S2 GOVT1105 Geopolitics ECOP1003 International Economy and Finance Junior Unit Choice - Table 4 LAWS1012 Torts 24
Second Year S1 Compulsory unit - International Politics (Table 2A) International Studies Unit Choice - Tables 2A, 2B, 3 or 4 LAWS1014 Processes of Justice LAWS1015 Contracts 24
S2 GOVT2801 Applied International Studies Compulsory unit - international Political Economy (Table 2B) International Studies Unit Choices - Table 2A, 2B, 3 or 4 LAWS1016 Criminal Law 24
Third Year S1 Compulsory unit - International Politics (Table 2A) Compulsory unit - international Political Economy (Table 2B) LAWS1017 Torts and Contracts II LAWS1018 International Law 24
S2 GOVT2802 International Studies Practicum International Studies Unit Choices - Tables 2A, 2B, 3 or 4 International Studies Unit Choices - Tables 2A, 2B, 3 or 4 LAWS1021 Public Law 24
LAWS1019 Legal Research II S2
Year Four S1 Full - Time
Law
Studies
48
S2
Year Five S1 Full - Time
Law
Studies
48
S2
          Total= 240