Bachelor of Human Rights/Bachelor of Laws
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane

Course outline

Human rights is a highly significant and swiftly growing field of research and practice within law, criminal justice, history, philosophy and politics. This new degree leverages ACU’s scholarly strengths in human rights across multiple Faculties to create a new, specialist bachelor’s degree that will be attractive to the committed altruists who are attracted to the mission and service-oriented posture of the University and want a specialist qualification that will prepare them to be the leading human rights advocates of the 21st century.

A double degree in Human Rights and Law will be attractive to students interested in supplementing their specialist study of human rights with a degree that will prepare them for a legal career. This double degree will provide substantial knowledge for graduates who are keen to work in the growing human rights system in Australia, in regional fora, and internationally.

The Bachelor of Human Rights/Bachelor of Laws is 400 cp AQF Level 7 double degree course, normally completed in 5 years. It is a cross-faculty initiative with the Faculty of Education and Arts, the Faculty of Law and Business and the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for ACU and for this course, refer to ACU’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

the legal profession
Advocacy: Domestic and International advocacy, humanitarian services, disaster relief, policy development, volunteer co-ordination
Social Services: human services provision, public health, economic development, policy development
government administration
industry regulation
Communications: foreign news reporting/correspondence, investigative journalism, research
NGOs, both domestic and international

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

5 years Full time or 10 years Part time