Program Overview

This degree is designed for students who are passionate about social justice and see the law as a driver for social change. 


The Social Work (Honours) degree includes studies in social work practice, social and behavioural sciences, and contextual studies. The degree includes courses that build research skills, including research design and methodology, and you'll complete a piece of independent or directed research as part of the Honours requirement.


UNSW Law & Justice graduates have excellent analytical skills, a capacity for scholarly research, effective oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to personal and professional development, ethical practice and social responsibility.



  Course Duration

79 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 45,940



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The Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)/Law double degree program is 6.7 years full-time and consists of 52 courses (312 Units of Credit).


Two degrees doesn’t mean double the workload. Each year you’ll complete the same number of units as a single degree full-time study load, eight courses (48 UOC) across three terms. Our three-term calendar allows you the flexibility to tailor your schedule to suit your goals. With two three-course terms and one two-course term per year, you’ll have the time to focus on completing extra-curricular activities on campus or for-credit industry opportunities.


As part of your degree, you’ll undertake hands-on courses that integrate industry experience into your program. You’ll also participate in interactive teaching, group work, and a clinical component in which you’ll work with clients and lawyers at Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC), a fully functioning legal centre that operates out of the UNSW Law & Justice Building.

Admission pathways

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

English language requirements

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • English language tests and university English courses
  • Prior study in the medium of English
  • Other qualifications

2022 Indicative First Year Fee

Study Law as a double degree to be a well-rounded graduate prepared for a career practising law or applying your legal mind and skills to other industries. UNSW Law & Justice is ranked 1st in Sydney for employer reputation (QS World University Rankings by Subject (Law and Legal Studies), 2022). That’s because we teach our students to think outside the box, so when it comes to your career, employers will seek you out for your critical thinking, persuasive communication, creative problem solving and analytical skills.

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