Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Media and Communication From Swinburne University of Technology

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication combines studies in commercial law, emphasising intellectual property law, with the knowledge to specialise in the media, communications and multimedia industries.You'll learn about trademarks, patents and designs, copyright, the prohibition of misleading or deceptive conduct and competition law, and gain the skills to protect the rights of those who innovate or create.You'll also develop professional communication skills and learn how the media is evolving through an examination of issues such as ownership, control of the media and the impact of new media technologies on society.Work Integrated Learning is a guaranteed part of all our bachelor degrees. In this double degree, you'll complete law-related professional experience placements at organisations in Australia or overseas. You'll also be introduced to the practical aspects of legal practice through moot court scenarios and advocacy exercises. 



  Course Duration

60 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 37,000


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79


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  • Introduction to Australian Law and Statutory Interpretation
  • Contract Law 
  • Commercial Law
  • Torts 1
  • Criminal Law and Procedure 
  • Torts 2 
  • Legal Writing
  • Evidence
  • Professional Communication Practice
  • Media Content and Creation
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Global Media Industries
  • Guaranteed Entry ATAR: 70Or, via Early Entry Program – range of criteria with school recommendation. Head here for more info on this program and the VTAC code associated with this entry pathway.Successful completion of one of the following:the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
  • completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates IV (completed), Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees).
  • Applicants without a formal qualification may be considered for entry if they have significant and relevant work experience and/or upon completion of the STAT test.

The cost of studying at Swinburne University of Technology varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$37,000 annually, to study in Swinburne University of Technology.

Graduates will have the theoretical and practical knowledge required to operate effectively in diverse settings such as law firms and barristers’ chambers, not-for-profit organisations, government, small businesses, as well as media and communication organisations.In particular, the specialisation in intellectual property law equips graduates for careers in the new knowledge economy, giving them the skills to work in media and entertainment, design, branding and advertising, and in internet companies and firms advising information-dependent industries.


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