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Law Honours Programs

Overview

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) courses are available to high achieving students. An Honours program enables students to apply the knowledge gained in their Bachelor of Laws degree in the context of a major legal research project in their final year of study.

An Honours degree provides a pathway to higher research degrees at masters and doctoral levels.

The School of Law offers the following three pathways to an honours degree:

Academic Advice

Students wanting academic advice should contact the School of Law Honours Coordinator or Head of Students via lha-enquiries@uow.edu.au.

Students seeking an academic supervisor for their research topic may contact potential supervisors directly.  A list of areas of UOW law staff expertise for legal research supervision is also available.

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (4-Year Degree)

UOW Course Code: 1883
Total Credit Points:  228
Duration: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

This course is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (Course Code 1777) from 2015 or after. Students are not able to enrol directly into this Honours degree.

Students with a current enrolment in the four year Direct Entry Bachelor of Laws degree (Course Code 1777) achieving a WAM 4 of 65 or above based on all LLB100 and 200 level core subjects and 300 level LLB subjects (either core or elective) assessed at the end of their third year of full-time enrolment or equivalent are eligible to apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)(Course Code 1771).

Course Structure

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1883), must complete the following:

  1. all compulsory Law subjects in the recommended sequence set out in the Course Program;
  2. elective subjects to the value of 64 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule;
  3. LLB400  Legal Research Methodology (8 credit points) and LLB401 Legal Research Thesis (16 credit points).

Honours Grade

The Honours grade for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1883) will be calculated in accordance with Method 4. Please refer to the University's General Course Rules for information on the methods for calculating Honours. 

A student who successfully transfers into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (1771) but does not meet the minimum performance standards required for the award of Honours is permitted to transfer back to the Bachelor of Laws (1777) in which they were enrolled immediately prior to the transfer into the Honours course, and will be awarded unspecified credit to the Bachelor of Laws (1777) for the number of credit points passed in the Honours degree.

Further Information

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) 

UOW Course Code: 351
Total Credit Points: 204
Duration: 3.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

This course is available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws (course code 770) from 2015 or after. It is also available to students who commenced a Bachelor of Laws double degree in 2015 or after who wish to undertake Honours in the Bachelor of Laws side of their double degree.

Students are not able to enrol directly into this Honours degree.

Students with a current enrolment in the three year Graduate Entry Bachelor of Laws degree (Course Code 770) or double degree who achieve a WAM 4 of 65 or above based on all LLB100 and 200 level core subjects assessed at end of their second year of full-time enrolment or equivalent are eligible to apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)(Course Code 351).

Course Structure

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)(351) must complete the following:

  1. all compulsory Law subjects in the recommended sequence set out in the Course Program;
  2. elective subjects to the value of 40 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws Elective Law Schedule; and
  3. LLB400 Legal Research Methodology (8 credit points) and LLB401 Legal Research Thesis (16 credit points).   

Honours Grade

The Honours grade for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)(351) will be calculated in accordance with Method 4. Please refer to the University's General Course Rules for information on the methods for calculating Honours.

A student who successfully transfers into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (351) but does not meet the minimum performance standards required for the award of Honours is permitted to transfer back to the Bachelor of Laws (770) in which they were enrolled immediately prior to the transfer into the Honours course, and will be awarded unspecified credit to the Bachelor of Laws (770) for the number of credit points passed in the Honours degree.

Further Information

 

WAM Calculator

The WAM calculator is based upon the calculation used to assess eligibility to be considered for a Bachelor of Law (Honours). A final WAM of 65 or more will mean you are on track to be eligible to apply.

This calculator should be used as a guide only. Final assessment of your WAM will occur when you apply for Honours at which time your record will be assessed by the School of Law.

WAM Calculator 

Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) 

UOW Course Code: 359
Total Credit Points: 48
Duration: 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

This program consists entirely of an end-on Honours year for students who have graduated from a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree.

Students who have completed all requirements for their LLB degree, or their combined LLB degree, with a weighted average mark of 70% in their LLB subjects are eligible to apply for entry to this course. Entry to the degree must be approved by the Head of Students, School of Law in consultation with the LLB Honours Co-ordinator.

Course Structure

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)(Course Code 359) must complete the subject LLB 448 Research Honours in Law (48 credit points).

Honours Grade

The Honours grade for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)(359) will be calculated in accordance with Method 1 i.e. based entirely on performance in the 400-level subject.  Please refer to the University's General Course Rules for information on the methods for calculating Honours.

Further Information