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We’re the only online university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for student satisfaction, every year for the last 14 years*

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We’re the only online university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for student satisfaction, every year for the last 14 years*


See why UNE gets the maximum 5 star rating from graduates for Overall Experience year after year.
Number 1 in Overall  Experience  in NSW - Good Universities Guide 5 Star Rating

UNE School of Law

Since its establishment in 1993, the School of Law has developed an important position in Australia's legal and scholarly community. As the country's largest and most experienced online provider of legal education with world standard research, the School of Law provides opportunities to undertake Australian legal studies for people living anywhere on the continent and beyond, who might otherwise lack these opportunities.


Lecture podcasts are made available for online students, along with online readings, discussion boards, videos and quizzes, meaning you can study where and when it suits you. On campus students will experience small class sizes and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the college experience.


Our Bachelor of Laws degrees are accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board of NSW for admission as a legal practitioner, and mutual recognition legislation extends admission to other Australian jurisdictions.


Core units in our Bachelor of Laws degrees include Criminal Law, Law of Contract, Constitutional Law, Corporate Law, Criminal and Civil Procedure, Property Law, Evidence and Proof, Equity and Trusts and Jurisprudence.


Elective unit options include Dispute Resolution, Succession, Conveyancing, Indigenous Australians and Law, Intellectual Property Law, Human Rights, Industrial Law, Local Government Law, Environmental Law, Taxation Law, Public International Law, Family Law, Information Technology Law, Commercial Law, Medico-Legal Issues and Animal Law.

Bachelor of Laws (3 Year)

The Bachelor of Laws (3 Year) is available to Year 12 applicants with an ATAR or equivalent of at least 90.00, or anyone who has completed a Diploma or above qualification with sufficient grades.


This degree encourages both a critical and progressive approach to the existing law and legal system, ensuring you understand both the law and the context.

Bachelor of Laws (4 Year)

Bachelor of Laws (4 Year) is designed for people who are new to university study or to the study of law, including people who want to change careers or get a qualification. For the first year of this degree you will undertake elective units from any other areas within the university, such as languages, physics, business, communications, statistics, history, biomedical science, media studies, psychology, accounting to name just a few. This first year will prepare you for the study of law, as well as give you the opportunity to expand your academic horizons.

Master of Laws

Through our Master of Laws (Coursework), you will develop independent critical thinking and legal analysis skills. You will gain specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice, scholarship, research and/or further learning. The focus of this Masters is the Australian legal system. However, you will be encouraged to take a global and international perspective in evaluating the law and examine academic literature and scholastic articles dealing with other jurisdictions and be challenged to make comparative analyses. You will be encouraged to develop a high standard of professional writing and research relevant to current issues in law and practice.

Students will have the opportunity to choose units of interest or specialise by undertaking units that form a major:

  • Commercial Law
  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Health and Science
  • International Law
  • Natural Resource Governance


Criminology is the study of crime, violence, crime control, crime policy and prevention. A criminologist looks at the reasons for crime and why it is committed, and what effect crime has, both on individuals and society as a whole.


In the Bachelor of Criminology you will study criminal law, criminology, forensic science, forensic psychology, policing, penology and the sociology of deviance and victimology.


A double degree in Criminology and Law provides you with the flexibility to either pursue a purely legal career as a practitioner or to build a successful career in criminology, drawing on legal skills and knowledge.

Available Courses


Start March 2


Start June 29


Start October 26


Please see course details for individual course rules and admissions criteria. Note some degrees have mandatory intensive schools which require attendance on campus.
Course list subject to change

Studying Online

At UNE, online study is about the kind of flexibility and support that can only come from a university that has long understood the challenges faced by adults studying from home.


We have three teaching periods (trimesters), giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.


We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality.

How Does
Online Study Work?


Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (also off-campus, or external study) and provides an opportunity for you to study without having to physically attend a campus.


To make sure your learning can take place when it suits you, UNE provides online facilities which allow you to send questions, submit assignments, engage with other students, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 



As a UNE student, you will have access to our professional support services including:

  • 24/7 Online Tutor Support
  • Academic Skills & Assignment Support
  • Career Development
  • Individual Counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special Needs Office — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability
A small number of units have intensive schools that enable students to engage in practical exercises, tutorials and lectures during intensive periods on campus in Armidale. These are a requirement for some units that have an important practical component, often in the sciences – please check the Course & Unit Catalogue for details.

Life On Campus at UNE

Studying on campus in Armidale gives you the traditional university experience, with the added benefit of small class sizes and great access to lecturers. Our Academic staff are passionate about what they teach and are keen to see you succeed.


We have affordable accommodation options that put you right at the heart of the action, giving you maximum independence and access to academic, sporting and social facilities.


Our Residential Colleges give you the benefit of academic and social support networks and a rich tradition of vibrant inter-college competitions in sporting and cultural activities.


All of this means that you get every opportunity to reach your full potential and get the very best start (plus some great memories along the way).

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Free Pathways to Study

The Pathways Enabling Course prepares you for admission to an undergraduate course at UNE. It is free from course fees and available online. The course awards you with the minimum entry requirements and can provide credit towards your UNE degree.
  • Prepare for university without paying course fees
  • Gain admission to university
  • Flexible online study
  • Develop valuable skills and knowledge
  • Complete study that can count towards your degree
  • Start in any three teaching periods


Complete the UNE “MyFutureFinder” and in 10 minutes you’ll have a free, detailed report delivered to your inbox, including a comprehensive profile of your personality, a customised matching of careers to your personality, and finally, the UNE courses that qualify you for those careers.

  • No cost
  • Completed in just 10 minutes - we understand your time is valuable
  • Individualised report based on your unique answers
  • Comprehensive, insightful and useful
  • Plain language explanations
  • Immediate delivery of your report on completion
  • Share and compare with your family and friends

How to Apply

Applications now open for Trimester 1, 2020 (March).

Prior to applying we suggest you:
1. Check out our 
Course and Unit Catalogue
, to see all the degrees UNE has to offer. You can search by course or for specific subjects. If you find yourself thinking 'that might be good', then have a look at which degree program is linked to those subjects.
2. Check if you need to add any 
entry requirement documentation
 to your application.
Check the closing dates for applications.
 Some courses have earlier closing dates and requirements.
4. You may also be eligible for credit for study you've previously undertaken successfully, find out about 
Advanced Standing
Please note: International students who wish to study wholly online are only permitted to do so if they are studying online from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a student visa.

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Contact our Future Student Team and they'll be able to help you with details about the application process, degree questions, studying at UNE and more.

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