The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice, Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science requires the completion of a minimum of 198 units of study.
Students enrolled in a combined degree program must complete the full program specified within the combined program for each degree before they can graduate with either award.
Students who commence, but subsequently do not wish to complete, the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice or Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science programs and to receive credit for some, or all, of the topics already completed.
For admission to the program, students must apply for admission to the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice combined degrees through SATAC.
Eligible students who decide to take up the combined degrees program in a subsequent year will be required to apply via university internal transfer, for admission to the Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science.
Program of study
To qualify for the combined degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice, Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:
- a Law component of 135 units for the Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (which consists of 94.5 units of core topics, 22.5 units of Legal Practice Training and 18 units of option topics) [see Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice entry for further information];
Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science component
To qualify for the Bachelor of International Relations and Political Science a student must complete 63 units with a grade of P or better or NGP in each topic. This must include:
Core - Year 1 topics
13.5 units chosen from the following topics that are core to the component:
AMST1002 America and the World: The United States in a Global Context (4.5 units)
GOVT1001 Fundamentals of Public Policy (4.5 units)
GOVT1003 Revolutionary Ideas: Political & Economic (4.5 units)
INTR1006 International Relations: An Introduction (4.5 units)
POLI1003 An Introduction to Democracy and Government (4.5 units)
Core - Year 2 topics
18 units comprising:
AMST2002 American Politics (4.5 units)
GOVT2001 Nationalism, Populism & Democracy (4.5 units)
GOVT2003 The International Political System (4.5 units)
POLI2011 Australian Public Policy: Policy Design (4.5 units)
Option - Year 2 topics
Plus 9 units chosen from the following:
INTR2005 The Next Superpower? The Rise of China in the 21st Century (4.5 units)
INTR2006 Debating Human Rights (4.5 units)
INTR2100 Reimagining the Global South (4.5 units)
POLI2002 Government Business and Society (4.5 units)
POLI2005 Politics of the European Union (4.5 units)
POLI2019 Parties, Voting Behaviour and Elections in Australia (4.5 units)
POLI2020 Australian Indigenous Politics (4.5 units)
POLI2026 Research Methods in Political Science (4.5 units)1
Core - Year 3 topics3
18 units comprising:
GOVT3001 Critical Approaches to International Relations (4.5 units)
GOVT3002 Digital Governance, Cyber Security & the Future of Democracy (4.5 units)
GOVT3004 Capstone: Global Challenges and Political Change (4.5 units)
INTR3001 Australian Foreign Policy (4.5 units)
Option - Year 3 topics
Plus 4.5 units chosen from the following2:
AMST3013 The Alliance and the Re-Emergence of China (4.5 units)
AMST3015 Internship: United States Consulate (Melbourne) (4.5 units)
AMST3016 Internship Program: Washington DC (9 units)3
GOVT3003 Debates in Public Policy (4.5 units)
GOVT3005 International Relations and Political Science Practicum (4.5 units)
INTR3006 The Rise of the Indo-Pacific (4.5 units)
INTR3101 Global Inequality (4.5 units)
INTR3104 Global Workplace (4.5 units)
POLI3007 South Australian Parliamentary Internship (9 units)3
POLI3068 Environmental Politics (4.5 units)
POLI3069 The Politics of the Australian Welfare State (4.5 units)
Course Rule notes
- Required for students undertaking an honours entry course
- If students wish to choose a 9 unit internship or practicum from the list of Year 3 option topics, then only 13.5 units of Year 3 core topics should be selected.
- If students complete either AMST3016 (9 units) or POLI3007 (9 units) as Year 3 Option topics, they must complete GOVT3004 plus two of the other Year 3 Core topics; GOVT3001, GOVT3002 or INTR3001.