Bachelor of International and Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws

 

Bachelor of International and Global Studies 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 title

DH061

Bachelor of International and Global Studies / 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 International and Global Studies. 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 Tables of units of study, the Table of International and Global Studies 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 240 credit points comprising:
(a)
96 credit points from Tables A and B and the Table of International and Global Studies 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 International and Global Studies and the Bachelor of Laws degrees.
(3)
Requirements for the Bachelor of International and Global Studies
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies, a candidate must complete 144 credit points, including:
(a)
48 credit points of the Combined Law compulsory units of study for Years 1, 2 and 3;
(b)
a maximum of 36 junior credit points (not including the LAWS units);
(c)
12 junior and 12 senior credit points in core International and Global Studies (INGS) units from the Table of International and Global Studies units of study;
(d)
a minimum of 18 credit points in a single language other than English;
(e)
a minimum of 12 credit points in an approved exchange program;
(f)
a major from the list of majors in these resolutions.
(4)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Laws
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Laws, a candidate 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 a core major from the list of majors below is a requirement of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies component of the combined degree. Units of study counted towards one major may not count toward any other major completed.
(2)
The International and Global Studies core major must be chosen from:
(a)
Anthropology
(b)
American Studies
(c)
Arab World, Islam and the Middle East
(d)
Asian Studies
(f)
European Studies
(g)
Government and International Relations
(h)
History
(i)
Political Economy
(j)
Sociology
(3)
The requirements for the completion of a major are listed 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 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 International and Global Studies before proceeding to Year Four of the Bachelor of Laws.

8 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Both the Bachelor of International and Global Studies and the Bachelor of Laws may be awarded with honours.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of International and Global Studies is available to meritorious students who complete an additional year of full time study after the completion of the pass degree. Part-time study over two years may be permitted if the Faculty is satisfied the candidate cannot undertake honours full time and the honours course is undertaken after completion of both degrees in the combined program.
(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 International and Global Studies 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 International and Global Studies or Laws 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 International and Global Studies and Bachelor of Laws are awarded in the grades of either Pass or Honours.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of International and Global Studies is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class in accordance with the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(3)
Honours in the Bachelor of Laws is 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 International and Global Studies 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, 2014.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2014 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, 2019. The relevant Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.