Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Government and International Relations
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

Combining government and international relations with law will help you develop a solid understanding of the world we live in. You’ll learn about the forces that shape politics, public administration and international affairs. In the law component, you’ll undertake core courses necessary for admission to practice, as well as have an opportunity to study elective courses in areas such as professional legal practice and clinics, global and international law, law and commerce, theories of law, and social justice and the environment. You’ll also develop interdisciplinary understandings of law and legal work. In the government and international relations component, you will learn about political institutions and processes, business- government relations, foreign policy and globalisation. In your first year, you will develop your understanding of politics and international relations. In your second and third years, you will expand this knowledge and complete either a parliamentary internship or a work placement. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Government and International Relations at GU.


Government and international relations: international relations; political science and public policy; security, conflict and human rights.

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Admissions Criteria

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English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

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Career opportunities

You’ll be prepared for a career in the legal profession, with a special interest in public law or international issues. A double degree with Government and International Relations will provide you with a variety of opportunities providing advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs in areas such as economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy and trade relations. You may also find a job in foreign ministries, defence departments, intelligence and aid organisations, or work in political risk assessment and humanitarian logistics, or for organisations such as the United Nations and its agencies. With your strong analytical and critical thinking skills, you’ll be able to pursue work in a broad range of sectors including the government, international organisations, media, political parties, a range of business environments and the not-for-profit sector.

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Offer rounds
CSP/$15000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Law, Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

51/2 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Gold Coast