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)
- 144 credit points including
- No more than 48 junior credit points and
- 6 compulsory units of study from Table 1 for the Bachelor of International Studies and
- 2 units of study from Table 2A for the Bachelor of International Studies and
- 2 units of study from Table 2B for the Bachelor of International Studies and
- 6 additional units of study from Table 2, 3 or 4 for the Bachelor of International Studies and
- No more than 36 credit points from outside the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and
- 10 compulsoiry Law units of study
- 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
*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
Below is an example of how you might structure your degree
|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
|Year Five||S1||Full - Time