Study Law and Criminology with the only online University to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for Overall Satisfaction, every year for 12 years*

There are now many ‘johnny-come-lately’ universities in online education. UNE has been delivering distance education since 1955 – that’s longer than any other Australian university. Perhaps that’s why our students continue to rate us so highly for student satisfaction and teaching quality. 

Study across three study periods with 24/7 online tutor support. If you don’t have entry qualifications, our free Pathways Enabling Course gives you entry and credit to most of UNE’s undergraduate degrees.

If you prefer to study on-campus, UNE has a campus in Armidale.

If you’re not ready to commit to a whole degree right now, we also have our revolutionary new 
Bespoke Courses

 where you can design a short course of just 2, 3 or 4 units. Because they’re real degree units you may get credit towards a full degree later.

Trimester 2 Application Closing Date

On-time applications close midnight, Monday 2 July 2018**.

* The Good Universities Guide ratings 2007-2018.

** Final applications close midnight, Tuesday 10 July, 2018 (all efforts will be made to process applications received between Tuesday 3 July and Tuesday 10 July, but cannot be guaranteed).

Got a question?

1800 818 865

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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, as well 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 Years)

The Bachelor of Laws (3 Years) 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 Years)

Bachelor of Laws (4 Years) 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.

Graduate Certificate in NDIS Business Development

Graduate Certificate in NDIS Business Development has been designed to enhance your understanding and appreciation of the issues affecting the disability sector. As such it offers study of both legal and business frameworks which impact upon organisational operations that may affect the optimum delivery of client-focused services. At the end of the program of study you will have a sound grasp of the legislative frameworks underpinning the National Disability Insurance Scheme.Diploma in Prosecution and Advocacy has been developed for people seeking skills in prosecution and advocacy in their work. You will develop the necessary skills to make representations to plead a case, to argue, and persuade on behalf of a client or organisation.

Criminology

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.

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.

Course

Trimester 1 

Trimester 2

Trimester 3

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

A History of 5 Star Online study

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), commencing in February/March, July and November, giving you greater choice about when and how much you study each year.

How does online study work?

Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (sometimes also off-campus education, 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, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Student Support Team

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

  • Career development
  • Individual counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special needs — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability or you need diversity and equity advice.

Online Community

We believe 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 receive five stars from students for teaching quality.

24/7 Online Tutor Support

Connect to online support at any time. If you are working on an assignment, you can upload a draft 24/7 and get detailed feedback in less than 24 hours.

Online after hours support (3pm – midnight) is available for foundation skills in maths, science, business studies, accounting, economics and statistics.

Academic literacy and assignment support is available for writing, assignments, research, referencing, and study skills.

Intensive Schools

Some online units have on-campus intensive schools (sometimes known as residential schools). They enable you to engage in practical exercises and classes that are designed to achieve specific learning outcomes. Intensive schools are a valuable and enjoyable experience that enrich the learning process and help build your networks.

To see if any units in your degree have intensive schools check the

Course & Unit Catalogue.Course & Unit Catalogue

 “Looking at overall performance, UNE is Australia's best online university. It is a leading online university in arts, business, education and science. UNE is also the 3rd largest, has the equal highest course satisfaction rate, and produces high graduate salaries.”

- Online Study Australia

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.

Why study the Pathways Enabling Course?

  • 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
More information about the 
Pathways Enabling Course.

Getting Started

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.
3. 
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
.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open for Trimester 2, 2018
APPLY NOW
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.

Need more information?

Use the form below to email 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.
Privacy Policy

Request the 'Flexible Study at UNE' Guide

Brochure front page cover and featured pages including MyFutureFinder and steps to study.
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Got a question?

1800 818 865

Study Law and Criminology with the only online University to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for Overall Satisfaction, every year for 12 years*

There are now many ‘johnny-come-lately’ universities in online education. UNE has been delivering distance education since 1955 – that’s longer than any other Australian university. Perhaps that’s why our students continue to rate us so highly for student satisfaction and teaching quality. 

Study across three study periods with 24/7 online tutor support. If you don’t have entry qualifications, our free Pathways Enabling Course gives you entry and credit to most of UNE’s undergraduate degrees.

If you prefer to study on-campus, UNE has a campus in Armidale.

If you’re not ready to commit to a whole degree right now, we also have our revolutionary new 
Bespoke Courses

 where you can design a short course of just 2, 3 or 4 units. Because they’re real degree units you may get credit towards a full degree later.

Trimester 2 Application Closing Date
On-time applications close midnight, Monday 2 July 2018**.

* The Good Universities Guide ratings 2007-2018.

** Final applications close midnight, Tuesday 10 July, 2018 (all efforts will be made to process applications received between Tuesday 3 July and Tuesday 10 July, but cannot be guaranteed).

Courses

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, as well 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. 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 Years)

The Bachelor of Laws (3 Years) 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 Years)

Bachelor of Laws (4 Years) 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.

Graduate Certificate in NDIS Business Development

Graduate Certificate in NDIS Business Development has been designed to enhance students understanding and appreciation of the issues affecting the disability sector. As such it offers study of both legal and business frameworks that impact upon organisational operations that may affect the optimum delivery of client focused services. At the end of the program of study students will have a sound grasp of the legislative frameworks underpinning the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Diploma in Prosecution and Advocacy

Diploma in Prosecution and Advocacy has been developed for people seeking skills in prosecution and advocacy in their work. You will develop the necessary skills to make representations to plead a case, to argue, and persuade on behalf of a client or organisation.

Criminology

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

Criminology/Law

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.

Study Online

A History of 5 Star Online study

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), commencing in February/March, July and November, giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.

How does online study work?

Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (sometimes also off-campus education, 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, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Student Support Team

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

  • Career development
  • Individual counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special needs — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability or you need diversity and equity advice.

Online Community

We believe 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 receive five stars from students for teaching quality.

24/7 Online Tutor Support

Connect to online support at any time. If you are working on an assignment, you can upload a draft 24/7 and get detailed feedback in less than 24 hours.

Online after hours support (3pm – midnight) is available for foundation skills in maths, science, business studies, accounting, economics and statistics.

Academic literacy and assignment support is available for writing, assignments, research, referencing, and study skills.

Intensive Schools

Some online units have intensive schools (sometimes known as residential schools). They enable you to engage in practical exercises and classes that are designed to achieve specific learning outcomes. Intensive schools are a valuable and enjoyable experience that enrich the learning process and help build your networks.

To see if any units in your degree have on-campus intensive schools check the

Course and Unit Catalogue

 “Looking at overall performance, UNE is Australia's best online university. It is a leading online university in arts, business, education and science. UNE is also the 3rd largest, has the equal highest course satisfaction rate, and produces high graduate salaries.”

- Online Study Australia

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.

Why study the Pathways Enabling Course?

  • 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
More information about the 
Pathways Enabling Course.

How to Apply

Getting Started

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.
3. 
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
.

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open for Trimester 2, 2018
APPLY NOW
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.

Need more information?

Use the form below to email 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.
Privacy Policy

Got a question?

1800 818 865

Request the 'Flexible Study at UNE' Guide

5 stars overall experience good universities guide seal

Got a question?

1800 818 865