Combine Journalism and Law
In a world that is constantly changing, employers require graduates with a dynamic skill set and knowledge in an array of areas. A Bachelor of Journalism/ Bachelor of Laws at Bond, equips graduates with the opportunity to specialise in journalism while undertaking combined studies in law. Students can choose from six specialist majors, while developing the core legal skills essential to the practice of law.
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 Journalism/ Bachelor of Laws program, students will be exposed to legal research, legal writing, oral communication and advocacy, ethics, and an array of areas in communication.
- Combined studies in Journalism and Law
- Small class sizes and personalised approach to learning
- Graduate sooner with Bond’s accelerated degrees
About the program
The Bachelor of Journalism is recognised internationally for its quality and innovation, incorporating foundations in journalistic traditions with emerging media trends. Students are trained in news writing, broadcast reporting, photography, media rounds and industries, digital publication and design, media ethics and law. Show more
The Bachelor of Journalism is recognised internationally for its quality and innovation, incorporating foundations in journalistic traditions with emerging media trends. Students are trained in news writing, broadcast reporting, photography, media rounds and industries, digital publication and design, media ethics and law. Students can undertake specialised subjects such as Foreign Correspondence; Fashion, Travel and Sport Writing; Multimedia Production; Photojournalism; Creative Non-Fiction and Fiction Writing; Social Media and Citizen Journalism. Bond is committed to maintaining strong industry ties, with many assessment tasks linked to real world publication outcomes including internet publications. Students will have the opportunity to report for local, national and international media outlets throughout their degree and can undertake internships in Australia or internationally in places like New York, Washington and London.
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
|Duration||12 semesters (4 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||Communication and Creative Media, Law|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Bachelor of Journalism / 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 production of content for a range of traditional and multimedia platforms, or employ their understanding of journalism to work in biomedical industries with a background in compliance, regulation and intellectual property.
View the Bachelor of Journalism / 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 Journalism/Bachelor of Laws are:
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.
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 rounds||ATAR (OP in QLD)|
(Excluding adjustment factors)
(ATAR/OP plus any adjustment factors)
|Highest rank to receive an offer||OP1/ATAR 99||99|
|75th percentile rank to receive an offer||OP3/ATAR 96||96|
|Median percentile rank to receive an offer||OP4/ATAR 93.95||94|
|25th percentile rank to receive an offer||OP6/ATAR 87.85||88|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||OP9/ATAR 80.5||81|
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