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Law Honours Programs

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 pathways to an honours degree:

Law Honours Snapshot

Undergraduate Honours

 

Commenced enrolment pre-2015

Commenced enrolment 2015-2017

Commenced enrolment 2018 onwards

Eligibility

  • Completion of LLB313

Then automatically considered based upon WAM NB. If student does not achieve honours, LLB313 just counts as one elective

  • WAM of 65+ in 100 & 200 level subjects
  • APPLY to TRANSFER to Honours degree

NB. If student does not achieve honours, transferred back to non-honours degree

  • WAM of 65+ in 100 & 200 level subjects
  • APPLY to TRANSFER to Honours degree

NB. If student does not achieve honours, transferred back to non-honours degree

Enrolment

  • LLB313 Legal Research Project (8cp)

Honours = 1 subject from elective choices

  • LLB400 (8cp) and
  • LLB401 (16cp)

Honours = 3 subjects from elective choices*

EXCEPT: *Grad LLB – Honours cannot substitute for electives. The 24cp need to be added on.

  • LLB400 (12cp) and
  • LLB401 (12cp)

Honours = 4 subjects from elective choices

NOTE: Double degrees have 5 electives Direct entry (4 year) have 11 electives Grad LLB students have 5 electives

Need to Complete:

10,000 word thesis 10,000 - 12,000 word thesis 12,000 word thesis

Honours Calculations

(Can use WAM Calculator for approximate only)

Based on WAM Method 4 (See General Course Rules) – all LLB subjects included

NOTE: WAMs are not rounded up

Class I 75% to 100%

Class II, Division 1 72.5% to less than 75%

Class II, Division 2 70% to less than 72.5%

  

Graduate Honours by Research

Eligibility:

  • WAM across completed LLB of 70+
Apply to HoSt

Enrolment:

  • LLB400 (12cp) and
  • LLB448 (36cp)
1 year full time – can commence in Autumn or Spring

Need to Complete:

20,000 word thesis

Honours Calculations

(Can use WAM Calculator for approximate only)

Based on WAM Method 1 (See General Course Rules) – all LLB subjects included

NOTE: WAMs are not rounded up 

Class I 85% to 100%

Class II, Division 1 75% to less than 85%

Class II, Division 2 65% to less than 75% 

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.

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

Last reviewed: 12 January, 2018