Bachelor of Humanities (Western Civilisation)/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

This dual degree combines studies in law with a Bachelor of Humanities (with an extended major in Western Civilisation). Students gain a comprehensive understanding of legal principles and institutions, and a critical understanding of core areas of law and legal theory. Students develop analysis skills including traditional and modern legal research methods, legal writing, advocacy and alternative dispute resolution. The humanities component immerses students in a creative and diverse curriculum with a strong critical focus on the key intellectual movements which have shaped Western Civilisation from antiquity to the current day. Graduates are equipped with knowledge and insights applicable to many of the big problems that societies face today, and the collaborative and persuasive skills to bring about meaningful change. In combination, this dual degree provides highly developed knowledge and skills in written communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and interpersonal understanding. For more information, visit Bachelors of Humanities/Laws (Hons) at UQ.


The course includes an industry internship, an orientation camp in the first semester of classes in first year, and a conference in final year. Fifteen scholarships will be available for this program each year.


Western Civilisation

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’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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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




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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As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Career opportunities

Graduates will have knowledge of key works in the western humanities and the ability to critically apply this knowledge. This program prepares students for a career in the legal profession and a range of careers in leading academic or professional organisations. Research training and critical thinking will give graduates an edge in rapidly changing work environments, where logical reasoning, creative thinking and good communication skills are essential.


Refer to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

CSP/$15080 (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

5 years Full time or 10 years Part time