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Explore your interest in law and related disciplines in the Bachelor of Jurisprudence

The Faculty of Law at Bond is a professional law school offering innovative programs including the Bachelor of Jurisprudence. The program is ideal for students who would like to develop their legal knowledge and combine this with studies of interest from the Faculty of Society & Design.

We deliver a rigorous curriculum that focuses on the academic development of students. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn practical skills such as oral communication, negotiation and problem solving in simulated professional environments and state-of-the-art facilities, like our moot courts, skills and negotiation rooms. We keep class numbers small to ensure we can give you the personalised approach to teaching for which Bond is renowned.

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What our academics say

"Bond University is really unique. At Bond classes are small and academics readily available. The learning environment is exceptional with purpose-built integrated campus facilities that are state-of-the art. The academics at the law faculty have diverse interests, varied backgrounds, with most having international experience and a global outlook; their doors area always open for discussion and advice."

William Van Caenegem Professor, Faculty of Law

Key features

  • Small class sizes which provide students with a personalised learning experience.
  • Opportunity for students to combine legal subjects with study in related disciplines.
  • State-of-the-art facilities.

About the program

The Bachelor of Jurisprudence program provides an opportunity to combine legal subjects of particular interest with study in related disciplines such as international relations, criminology, languages or communication. The degree structure permits various combinations of law and non-law subjects (including the option of completing a humanities major), which enables you to design a program to meet your particular career interests.

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaLaw
Program codeLA-40002
CRICOS code063078A
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Law is increasingly regarded as an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers and, with arts and sciences, is an important source of liberal education. Careers in politics, business, banking and finance, teaching, public service, industrial relations and international relations are among the many open to law graduates. Unlike the Bachelor of Laws degree, a Bachelor of Jurisprudence is not designed to provide a qualification for the professional practise of law.

View the Bachelor of Jurisprudence - Program Structure and Sequencing for all semesters of commencement.

The Bachelor of Jurisprudence program comprises 24 subjects:

University core subjects (3)

Plus: Beyond Bond: Professional Development and Community Engagement

Law subjects (12)

Two compulsory Law subjects:

AND

Ten elective Law subjects:

Humanities subjects (8)

  • Humanities Major: students must choose one Major (6 subjects) from the Faculty of Society and Design; AND
  • Choose two subjects from the list of Faculty of Society and Design undergraduate subjects.

OR

Combined faculty elective (1)

Students must choose one undergraduate subject from either the Faculty of Law or Faculty of Society and Design.

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol in a minimum of 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

The total program fees for the Bachelor of Jurisprudence are:

  • $100,920
  • $101,928

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.

In the January semester 2017 there were fewer than five OP/ATAR offers made in this program hence comparative information on previous OP/ATAR intake scores is not reliable.

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.