Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) / Bachelor of Laws

Six years full-time

With this combined degree, you are able to complete two degrees in six years of full-time study, whereas it would normally take seven years to complete both degrees separately.

You will study Media and Communications, Arts and Law subjects concurrently throughout your degree. The Media and Communications component of the degree is unique in linking practical training with a scholarly and critical education in media and communications theory and practice. Students gain key skills across media writing, including for radio, video, online media production and media relations, as well as a broad-based humanities education through studying in their choice of over 45 majors on offer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

The fourth year of this degree is dedicated to Media and Communications study including the internship, during which you are able to undertake a semester in a work placement with a media industry partner.

The final two years of your degree are solely law units of study. Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) combined course who wish to become legal practitioners complete an accredited program of practical legal training following completion of award requirements.

Our faculty has a wide range of internships to choose from. You can also submit an internship of your own for approval, including a placement in an international organisation. Students have undertaken internships in a variety of areas, including competitive national and international journalism placements, public relations and advertising agencies, national television and radio, and major print and online media outlets.

SAMPLE DEGREE STRUCTURE

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 FULL-
TIME LAW STUDIES
FULL-
TIME LAW STUDIES
MECO1001 AUSTRALIAN MEDIA STUDIES MECO1002 MEDIA & COMMU-
NICATIONS LANDSCAPES
MECO2601
RADIO BROADCASTING
MECO2603 MEDIA RELATIONS MECO3603 MEDIA, LAW & ETHICS
MECO3606 ADVANCED MEDIA WRITING MECO3671 MEDIA & COMM INTERNSHIP
MECO3609 CRITICAL PRACTICE IN MEDIA
TABLE A OR B JUNIOR UNIT MECO1003 PRINCIPLES OF MEDIA WRITING TABLE A OR B SENIOR UNIT MECO3601
VIDEO PRODUCTION
MECO3605 MEDIA GLOBAL-
ISATION
MECO3602 ONLINE MEDIA MECO3672 INTERNSHIP PROJECT TABLE A OR B
JUNIOR OR SENIOR UNIT
TABLE A MAJOR
JUNIOR UNIT
TABLE A MAJOR
JUNIOR UNIT
LAWS1014 CIVIL & CRIMINAL PROCEDURE TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT LAWS1017 TORTS & CONTRACTS II TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT
LAWS1006 FOUNDATIONS OF LAW LAWS1012
TORTS
LAWS1015 CONTRACTS LAWS1016 CRIMINAL LAW LAWS1023 PUBLIC INTER-
NATIONAL LAW
LAWS1021
PUBLIC LAW
TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT TABLE A MAJOR SENIOR UNIT
LAWS1013 LEGAL RESEARCH 1 LAWS1019 LEGAL RESEARCH 2
24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS >48 CREDITS 48 CREDITS 48 CREDITS
Each box represents one 6 credit point unit of study. This diagram is a sample structure only, and is based on a standard full-time progression over 6 years.

Core units of study and semester offerings are subject to change.