2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) | 2020

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)



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1 year full-time 

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law

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South West Sydney


If you are doing or have done particularly well in your Law degree, you should consider completing an Honours degree. Your Law degree will have introduced you to a wide range of legal topics, issues, and areas requiring law reform especially with regards to social justice and an Honours project enables you to explore one of these areas in much greater depth. Honours research topics are various and negotiable if you are keen to unearth a particular area relating to law or within a legal context, you'll be encouraged and supported.

By completing Honours, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to achieve a complex goal, meet deadlines, investigate independently, use resources effectively and present your findings coherently and persuasively.

This program consists entirely of an end-on Honours year for students who have graduated from a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. The Laws Honours program enables you to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the LLB degree in the context of a major legal research project.

The Honours year has two functions at UOW; as an in-depth project at the end of undergraduate study, and as a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research.

Studying Honours gives you:

  • Training in research skills and information systems (archives, the Library, databases, electronic research networks)
  • The ability to present complex ideas verbally and in writing
  • The opportunity to work closely with a supervisor and prepare a major project to meet critical deadlines
  • Experience in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended format

Entry Requirements & Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) will be able to:

Independently plan and execute a research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis of areas in Law;

CLO Description
1 Independently plan and execute a research-based project or piece of scholarship that demonstrates in-depth understanding and critical analysis of areas in Law;
2 Demonstrate advanced theoretical knowledge and critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate information, problems, concepts and theories;
3 Communicate a coherent and sustained argument, explaining and disseminating research results and conclusions;
4 Apply an advanced knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to independently plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

Course Structure

Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry) must complete LLB4403 Legal Research Thesis (48 credit points).

The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1 in the University's Coursework Rules, i.e. based entirely on performance in 400-level subjects.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
LLB4403 Legal Research Thesis 48

Click on subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject. To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

This degree does not satisfy the academic requirements necessary for admission to practice as a lawyer in New South Wales.

Honours Information

The Honours Guide provides detailed information on all Honours courses and can be accessed from the Honours Programs page.

Students are advised to refer to the University's Code of Practice - Honours.

The Honours Grade will be calculated in accordance with Method 1. For further information refer to the University's Coursework Rules.

Other Information

The University of Wollongong attempts to ensure the information contained in the Course Handbook is correct at the time of publication. However, courses may be amended without notice by the University in response to changing circumstances or for any other reason. Check with the University for updated information.

Further information is available via email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 23 July, 2020