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Combine corporate aspects of communication with an understanding of the law

Today’s rapidly changing work environment requires graduates to acquire inter-disciplinary knowledge and apply their skill set across a number of industries. The combined Bachelor of Communication (Business)/ Bachelor of Laws, allows students the opportunity to combine both business and communication specialties with core legal knowledge and develop a flexible and dynamic skill set. These skills are transferable and applicable to a variety of industries that are in high demand.

Learn from industry professionals

At Bond, our academics have a wealth of knowledge and industry experience. Our academics ensure students are equipped with a dynamic skill set and are committed to advancing their knowledge. By undertaking the combined Bachelor of Communication (Business)/ Bachelor of Laws program, students will be exposed to legal research, legal writing, oral communication and advocacy, ethics, aspects of communication and business.

"I decided to study at Bond after completing two rounds of the Student for a Semester Program in Year 11 and 12. From day one, the campus layout and small class sizes really appealed to me. As a high school student in a university environment, I felt welcomed by the rest of my cohort and my perspectives were valued.  Show more

"I decided to study at Bond after completing two rounds of the Student for a Semester Program in Year 11 and 12. From day one, the campus layout and small class sizes really appealed to me. As a high school student in a university environment, I felt welcomed by the rest of my cohort and my perspectives were valued. 

After graduating from Year 12, I was awarded a Collegiate Scholarship and enrolled in a combined Bachelor of Communications (Business)/ Bachelor of Laws. The balance of Law and Marketing/Advertising strongly suited my interests and ambitions. I enjoyed the variety that came with undertaking a double degree, whilst developing a holistic view across several subject areas and industries. 

My experience at Bond has been wonderful. The campus feels like a second home, and the staff and students a second family. Having been both a student and a teacher, I appreciate the many facilities that Bond has on offer. From a wealth of library resources to a well-equipped sports centre, psychological support and a variety of interest groups,  there is something for every need. 

I undertook three major placements during my time at Bond. The first, an internship at von Muenster Solicitors was independently sought but my identity as a Bond student added credibility and provided a link to the principal, who had previously studied at Bond. My legal skills obtained through the law degree assisted in my understanding of the internal operations, whilst my communications skills provided a strong base for the contributions I made to the corporate blog.

The second placement was at Jones Mitchell– a Gold Coast Family Law firm. This was undertaken as part of the Family Law Legal Practice Clinic subject. The knowledge I had obtained from previous law subjects assisted greatly in this regard, whilst the legal skills assessments meant I had practical experience in areas such as drafting and interviewing. 

Thirdly, I volunteered at the Citizens Advice Burea, a community legal centre providing advice to those less fortunate. I proactively arranged this through my network, but later combined the placement with Bond’s Clinical Legal Placement subject. This matched theory with practice. Key responsibilities revolved around interviewing, negotiation, drafting internal memos and referrals. 

I now work as an Account Executive at Cooee. My role is a hybrid legal and marketing one, combining knowledge and skills from my combined degrees. My time at Bond helped by giving me the theoretical and practical background required for a strong commercial acumen. Further, the co-founder is a former Bond student who enrolled in Bond’s foundation year. This alignment of values provides for a dynamic, supportive workplace environment.

I would absolutely recommend Bond. I wouldn’t have achieved half of the things I’ve done without the opportunity and support of Bond University and its network. " Show less

Leanne Rogers (Bachelor of Communication (Business)/ Bachelor of Laws Alumna) Account Executive, Cooee

Key features

  • Combined degree focusing on aspects of Communication, Business and Law
  • Small class sizes and personalised approach to learning
  • Graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees

About the program

The Bachelor of Communication (Business) gives students knowledge in marketing, advertising, organisational behaviour and communication. Students specialise further by combining a major in Marketing with a major from one of seven areas: Corporate Communication, Public Relations, Communication Studies, Journalism, Multimedia, Advertising or Social Media. Show more

The Bachelor of Communication (Business) gives students knowledge in marketing, advertising, organisational behaviour and communication. Students specialise further by combining a major in Marketing with a major from one of seven areas: Corporate Communication, Public Relations, Communication Studies, Journalism, Multimedia, Advertising or Social Media.  The Bachelor of Laws prepares students for a career as a legal professional, both within Australia and overseas. It provides students with a thorough grounding in essential areas of substantive law and access to a wide choice of law elective subjects, including the option of completing a specialisation. An integrated skills and professionalism program is embedded in the degree and focuses on core legal skills essential to the practice of law. The Bachelor of Laws provides an engaging learning experience that challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration11 semesters (3 years 8 months)
Starting semesters
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
  • September 2017
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaBusiness and Commerce, Law
Program codeHL-21051
CRICOS code093914K
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Bachelor of Communication (Business) / Bachelor of Laws enables you to graduate with two undergraduate degrees. The combined degree provides you with the professional outcomes and opportunities of both individual degrees. Please refer to the individual programs for professional outcomes.

Completing this combined program will provide opportunities for a range of careers in private, government and not for profit sectors. Graduates may seek to practise law whilst utilising a foundational understanding of the communication and media industries; including a specialisation in their chosen area, or employ their understanding of Law to work in communication industries with a background in compliance, regulation and intellectual property.

View the Bachelor of Communication (Business) / Bachelor of Laws - Program Structure and Sequencing for all semesters of commencement.

Bachelor of Laws with Honours

Students may be eligible for Honours. Please see the Law Honours / Distinction information page for eligibility requirements.

The total program fees for the Bachelor of Communication (Business)/Bachelor of Laws are:

  • $185,020
  • $186,868

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.

The following table provides comparative information for those students admitted into this program wholly or partly on the basis of OP/ATAR in January semester 2017.

ATAR based offers only, across all offer roundsATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offerOP1/ATAR 9999
75th percentile rank to receive an offerOP3/ATAR 9696
Median percentile rank to receive an offerOP4/ATAR 93.9594
25th percentile rank to receive an offerOP6/ATAR 87.8588
Lowest rank to receive an offerOP9/ATAR 80.581

Visit our student profile if you are interested in the profile of all students who commenced undergraduate study at Bond University in the January semester 2017.

International Secondary School students

For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.

Alternative entry pathways

For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:

  • Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
  • Bond University Diploma programs
  • Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
  • Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
  • Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
  • Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.

For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

Further study

When you finish your Bachelor of Laws degree, you will normally apply for the postgraduate professional qualification, the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PLT) to enable you to apply for registration to practise Law.