Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Laws
University of New England - Armidale

Course outline

This double degree examines the principles and practices of modern rural industries, including land use and management, and how they intersect with the legal system. The course is designed to develop real-world skills scientific and legal reasoning and inquiry, and critical analysis of complex circumstances. Our practically oriented course equips students with skills that are increasingly in demand in rural industries, underpinned by a solid foundation in agricultural systems. Working individually and as part of a team, students apply their skills to current and future problems facing this rapidly changing sector, especially in agricultural business, science, economics and law. For external study, contact the UNE Future Students Team. For more course information, visit UNE’s Course Handbook.


Minors: Plant production; livestock production; cotton production; genetics; general agricultural production, high intensity cropping; sheep and wool.

Other requirements

Students must complete 12 weeks of approved practical industry experience during university vacation periods.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of New England and for this course, refer to UNE’s website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Additional entry requirements

Applicants from a non-English speaking background including Australian citizens are advised that this course has a higher English language requirement than many UNE courses. Refer to for information on how to meet these requirements.

Recommended study
Biology; Chemistry
Assumed knowledge

English; General Mathematics

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




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* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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Career opportunities

Legal aid agencies, advocacy organisations and commercial law firms, government departments, banking, finance and commerce, management, agriculture advisory fields in the public and private sector, management and consulting, agribusiness, primary production, landcare, soil conservation and natural resource management.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$9968 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Primary industries and environment, Law
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

5 years Full time or 10 years Part time

New England and North West NSW