Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Laws

Five years full-time

This five-year (full-time or equivalent part-time) combined law program will allow you to study the Bachelor of Laws in conjunction with the Bachelor of Economics. It works by spreading the equivalent of the first year of the law degree over three years of the economics degree. You will enrol with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for the first three years and then transfer to the Sydney Law School to finish the last two years of your law studies.

Although many graduates obtain employment as legal practitioners, an increasing number choose employment in economics and management, banking and finance, or accounting, where a law degree is regarded as a desirable qualification.

As well as being one of the most established combined degrees at the University of Sydney, the Bachelor of Economics (BEc) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is a versatile and relevant business and professional course. Providing a strong grounding in quantitative techniques and econometrics, this specialist course allows the completion of a major in Economics or the more statistically based Econometrics. Economics at the University of Sydney is internationally renowned and is taught through a variety of theoretical perspectives.

Our graduates find employment in a range specialist fields, including economic and social research, business strategy, international trade, and analysis of financial and commodity markets. Graduates of the combined course who wish to become legal practitioners complete an accredited program of practical legal training following completion of award requirements.

SAMPLE DEGREE STRUCTURE

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 FULL-TIME LAW STUDIES FULL-TIME LAW STUDIES
ECMT1010 BUSINESS
& ECONOMIC
STATISTICS A
ECMT1020 BUSINESS
& ECONOMIC
STATISTICS B
ECON2001 INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS ECON2002 INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS SENIOR
ECONOMICS UNIT
ECOS3XXX
SENIOR
ECONOMICS UNIT
ECOS3XXX
ECON1001 INTRODUCTORY MICROECONOMICS ECON1002 INTRODUCTORY MACROECONOMICS SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS OR SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL JUNIOR OR SENIOR UNIT SENIOR
ECONOMICS UNIT
SENIOR
ECONOMICS UNIT
ECOS3XXX
SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS OR SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL SENIOR UNIT
SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS OR SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL JUNIOR UNIT SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS OR SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL JUNIOR UNIT LAWS1014 CIVIL & CRIMINAL PROCEDURE SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS OR SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL JUNIOR OR SENIOR UNIT SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS OR SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL SENIOR UNIT LAWS1017
TORTS AND CONTRACTS II
LAWS1006 FOUNDATIONS OF LAW LAWS1012 TORTS LAWS1015
CONTRACTS
LAWS1016 CRIMINAL LAW LAWS1023 PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW LAWS1021 PUBLIC LAW
LAWS1013 LEGAL RESEARCH 1 LAWS1019 LEGAL RESEARCH 2
24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 CREDITS 24 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 the primary major being Economics and a standard full-time progression over 5 years.

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