Law courses

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts Monash University

4.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews
Ranked #16 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Honours Degree
5.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
This information aims to provide a summary of the course. If you'd like to find out more, please go here

Course Description

This course leads to two separate degrees:
the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), and
the Bachelor of Arts.

You will gain all the benefits of each degree course (see Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts) and be fully equipped to pursue a career in either field separately or to combine the two in your chosen work.

Graduates with these two degrees will have a solid foundation in the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system and the research, analytical and communication skills of the legal profession. In Arts, they will have been challenged to think critically and creatively, to resist easy answers or simplistic solutions and to develop an ethical and intellectual framework within which to understand what it means to be human, and how this changes over time. Taken together with the opportunities to study overseas and undertake work-based projects, it's a dynamic combination.

The course offers opportunities for law graduates to focus on issues of policy and governance in addition to direct legal services. Graduates will be highly sought-after across a broad range of areas including diplomacy and trade, human rights and international law, intellectual property and publishing, advertising, marketing, entertainment law and international business.


Average ratings for Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts Monash University based on 3 reviews
Job prospects
Course work
Time worthy
Money Worthy

Student Reviews

August 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: The law part of the degree makes you highly employable and most of my friends have finished with jobs. The law faculty is well respected, and there is good research capability within the university. The undergraduate degree also takes its time in teaching subjects, unlike the post-grad which is intensive. There are...

Read more
June 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: There are lots of positives. First of all, the lecturers and tutors are extremely knowledgeable about the content and teach you in a way which covers all bases. Also, due to the high ATAR and transfer requirements, whenever you are required to complete group work, you will have hardworking and intelligent group mem...

Read more
January 2018
Year completed 2020

This double degree requires a lot of work, but is rewarding for future job prospects. I enjoy the law side because I am interested in becoming a lawyer and so the things I am learning are directly applicable to that job.

Arts provides relief to the workload of Law, and it is even more helpful since I am majoring in Crimin...

Read more

Explore similar courses in Law reviews
Bachelor of Laws reviews
Macquarie University
6 Reviews
Bachelor of Laws (non-Graduate entry) reviews
Western Sydney University - WSU
5 Reviews
Bachelors of Arts/Laws (Honours) reviews
University of Queensland - UQ
5 Reviews
Bachelor of Laws reviews
University of Wollongong - UOW
4 Reviews
Check out related blogs
8 ways to maximize a law degree
Hear from a current law student how best to maximize a law degree while you're studying.
Seven ways to treat law school burn out
Avoid the burn and find out different ways to get you through a long semester of studying law.
Skills you'll develop from a law degree
Here are some of the skills you will develop from a law degree, to help you in the working world, so that you may become more informed and prepared if a legal career is the pathway you’re thinking of taking.