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

 

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


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

DH037

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

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Cross-faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this combined degree program will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences until the end of the semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications). They will then be under the supervision of the Faculty of Law.
(2)
The Deans of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the combined course not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

4 Admission to candidature

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.

5 Requirements for the degrees in the combined course

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the degrees in the combined program are set out in Tables A and B of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Table of Media and Communications units of study, and the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the pass degrees in the combined program, candidates must complete 288 credit points comprising:
(a)
192 credit points from Tables A and B, and from the Table of Media and Communications units of study; and
(b)
144 credit points of Law units of study, of which 48 credit points are Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3 and are credited towards the requirements for both the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and the Bachelor of Laws degrees.
(3)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) candidates must complete 192 credit points, comprising:
(a)
48 credit points of the Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3;
(b)
a maximum of 48 junior credit points (not including the LAWS units);
(c)
78 credit points (18 junior and 60 senior) of core Media and Communications (MECO) units of study taken from the Table of Media and Communications units of study; and
(d)
one major from Table A from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Tables of units of study.
(4)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Laws
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Laws candidates must complete 144 credit points taken from the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table, comprising:
(a)
102 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b)
42 credit points of elective units of study, of which a maximum of 36 credit points are taken from Part 1 and a minimum of 6 credit points are taken from Part 2.

6 Majors

(1)
Completion of all core requirements in Media and Communications and a major from Table A are requirements of the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) component of this combined degree. Units of study counted towards one major may not be counted towards any other major completed.
(2)
The list of Table A majors and the requirements for the completion of a major are specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

7 Progression rules

(1)
Candidates in a Combined Law program must successfully complete LAWS1006 Foundations of Law in before enrolling in any other Bachelor of Laws units of study.
(2)
Candidates are required to complete the Bachelor of Laws units of study in the order listed in the Faculty of Law Undergraduate Table.
(3)
Except with the permission of the Dean of the Faculty of Law, candidates must complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) before proceeding to Year Five of the Bachelor of Laws.

8 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Both the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and the Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with honours.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) is available to meritorious students who complete an additional year of full-time study after the completion of the pass degree.
(3)
Honours in the Bachelor of Laws is available to meritorious students who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year of the program.
(4)
Candidates who qualify to undertake Honours in the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) may elect to enrol in the honours program:
(a)
by suspending candidature from the Bachelor of Laws degree for one year, with the permission of the Faculty of Law; or
(b)
by undertaking the honours course after completion of both degrees in the combined program.
(5)
The admission and award requirements for honours in either Arts or Law are listed in the resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Laws respectively.

9 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and the Bachelor of Laws are awarded in grades of either Pass or Honours.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the conditions specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(3)
Honours in the Bachelor of Laws may be awarded in First Class or Second Class in accordance with the Course resolutions relating to the Bachelor of Laws.

10 Course transfer

Candidates may withdraw from the combined degree program and elect to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) degree, by written application to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and complete the requirements in accordance with the Resolutions governing that degree at the time of transfer. Candidature in the Bachelor of Laws will cease in these circumstances.

11 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January, 2013.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2013 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2018. The relevant Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.