Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Laws

University of New England

Why study the Bachelor of Environmental Science/Bachelor of Laws at UNE? The University of New England offers a flexible approach to the study of law. UNE boasts one of Australia's largest law schools outside a capital city, as well as being an early adopter of innovative technology in the delivery of its law programs. Studying law in conjunction with another discipline gives you the potential to take an interdisciplinary approach in both your studies and in your future employment. Graduates with a law and environmental science background will understand both the legal requirements and principles that prioritise conservation and sustainability of our natural resources. BEnvSc component: On completion of 144 credit points including all requirements for the BEnvSc component of the double degree program, students with a meritorious academic record may be permitted to enrol for the Bachelor of Science with Honours. The Honours year requires the completion of a research project and the submission of a thesis embodying a literature review and the results of the research project. Law component: There are a range of employment options from which to choose. Graduates who wish to be admitted to practice as a solicitor, barrister or legal practitioner anywhere in Australia will also have to undertake a course of pratical legal training (PLT). This can consist of approximately half a year's full-time training, undertaken internally or externally, or of equivalent part-time training. In some jurisdictions, it may be possible to do articles of clerkship instead. Because the system adopted varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, enquiries should be made to the admission authority in the state or territory in which you intend to practice; this is usually a committee of the Supreme Court of that State or Territory or a special body set up to administer admissions to the legal profession. Additional information can be found on the School of Law page. Students who complete the Honours Pathway may be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Laws with Honours. To be admitted to the Honours stream, candidates must have completed 72 credit points of law units at UNE with a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 or better. Career Opportunities The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is accredited by the Legal Profession Admission Board of NSW. Upon completion of the LLB, graduates may complete a period of practical legal training and be qualified to apply for admission as an Australian Lawyer. After admission you are then eligible to apply for a practising certificate as a solicitor from the Law Society of NSW or undertake further studies to obtain a practising certificate as a barrister from the Bar Association of NSW. At the completion of the five years you will have a range of employment options from which to choose within the law profession. Careers may also include commercial industry and government departments; environmental protection agencies; national policy departments, conservation groups, consultancies; and also research careers.

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 052146G
Institution Name University of New England
Campus Location NA
Institution Type University
Course Duration 5 Years Full-time Up to 12 years Part-time
Course University University of New England

About University of New England

UNE was formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. The University became fully independent in 1954 and pioneered teaching to external students by correspondence, making UNE Australia’s most experienced provider of distance and now online education.

 

Our focus is on your future, providing you with a personal and flexible approach to learning. We offer more than 200 courses at undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research levels with options to study online or on campus.

 

  • Strategic Plan
    The UNE 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan: Together we can do this (PDF, 1208.77 KB) was approved at the UNE Council in November 2015.UNE stakeholders, staff and community members have contributed their time and ideas to the new strategic plan throughout a robust and extensive consultation period during 2015.The aspiration of the new Strategic Plan is that UNE will strive to be the University of Choice for students and researchers who desire to transform their lives and help to build resilient communities.
    Crucial to the success of the Strategic Plan are the values (listed below) which will underpin the University’s approach for the next five years
  • Annual Reports
    This page lists UNE’s annual: Financial Reports,Narrative Reports
    The University of New England was the first Australian university established outside a capital city. With a history extending back to the 1920s, UNE has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia’s great teaching, training and research universities.Through its leading role in the provision of distance education, UNE has contributed to the nation’s development over more than half a century — while enhancing the lives of thousands of people who would otherwise have been unable to pursue university studies. Today, UNE is extending its global reach through the adoption of the latest communication technologies, and is recognised as an innovator in flexible online education.
  • UNE Origins
    The vision of those who fought to establish Australia’s first regional university at Armidale in northern NSW is still alive at the University of New England.The story begins with the election, in 1920, of David Henry Drummond as representative of the Northern Tablelands in the NSW Legislative Assembly. Drummond was a foundation member of the New State Movement, which believed in the potential of New England to become Australia’s seventh State – with, necessarily, its own educational institutions. His interest in education led to his appointment, in 1927, as Minister for Education in a newly-elected NSW Government.
  • Governance
    The University of New England is a body corporate established by the University of New England Act, 1993 (NSW), (UNE Act). The University of New England comprises the UNE Council, Convocation, the University’s graduates and its students. The functions of its governing bodies (UNE Council and Academic Board) are outlined within the UNE Act and its associated University of New England By-law (2005) .The Vice-Chancellor is appointed by Council as the University’s Chief Executive Officer and is also the University’s principal academic officer. The Vice-Chancellor is supported and assisted by a team of senior executives, who provide strategic, policy and operational advice relating to their individual portfolios.
  • Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education
    The Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education (HASSE) is strategically positioned as a multidisciplinary academic unit for teaching, research and professional engagement, responsible for delivering services through the School of Education and the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. The Faculty aspires to lead through academic excellence in learning and teaching, research, and engagement with the professions and industries; and to influence public policy, professional practice and community life across our diverse disciplines. It supports an outstanding learning and student experience through provision of a range of courses, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, to prepare our graduates to achieve their potential in a complex and changing global environment. The Faculty undertakes world-class research, strengthened by collaboration across disciplines including strong partnerships with professions, industry, and other institutions.

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