Program

Media (PR & Advertising) / Law - 4751

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Law

Contact: http://www.law.unsw.edu.au/

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 240

UAC Code: 426000

Domestic Entry Requirements: See Domestic Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements

Award(s):

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Media (Major)

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Program Description

This program is for new 2017 commencing students. If you are a continuing student please refer to the Online Handbook in the year you started your Dual Law degree or contact the Faculty of Law for advice.
This program combines the professional Bachelor of Laws with the Bachelor of Media (PR & Advertising).

The Bachelor of Media (PR and Advertising) is designed to provide students with foundational and applied skills, knowledge and capabilities in public relations and advertising. The program aims to develop communication leaders who inspire innovation and change at all levels of society and adhere to the highest ethical standards. The BMedia (PR and Advertising) program is structured to offer a philosophical and cultural foundation in the media studies core, conceptual and practical skills in public relations and advertising.

This degree combination is relevant to students interested in becoming media lawyers, or in public sector communication, and public relations.

Level 1 focuses on contextual knowledge of communication industries, Level II introduces communication theory, and Level III of the program deepens students’ knowledge of how such theories play out in society. At each level, an industry specific course in public relations or advertising is offered that augments the conceptual development and offers vocationally relevant knowledge in strategic communication. Students are encouraged to think beyond industry specific problems to reflect on the broader socio-cultural, political and economic implications of the roles and responsibilities of public relations and advertising. The program focuses, in particular, on engagement, innovation and creativity.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

Please refer to the program objectives and learning outcomes for the Bachelor of Media (Public Relations and Advertising) 3434.

Program Structure

    Requirements for the Bachelor of Media (Public Relations & and Advertising) in Dual Mode

    Total Unit Requirements
    Law compulsory courses - 96 UOC
    Law prescribed elective - 6 UOC
    Law elective courses - 42 UOC
    Media Courses - 96 UOC -please see below
    Total 240 UOC

    The basic requirements for the Bachelor of Media (Public Relations and Advertising) degree in dual mode (96 UOC) are:
    1. Media Core (12 UOC)
    2. Prescribed Media Elective (24 UOC)
    3. PR and Advertising Core (48 UOC)
    4. Prescribed Public Relations and Advertising Electives (12 UOC)
    For detailed stream outline of Media major sequences please check the followings:
    MDIAP14751 Public Relations and Advertising

    Award with Distinction in NonLLB degree
    High achieving students who secure a WAM of 75 across their program and who have completed at least 72 UOC of their program at UNSW are eligible for the award of their Pass Degree "with Distinction".

    An approved sequence of study
    An approved sequence for Media (Public Relations and Advertising) and Law can be found here:

    Plan for Media (Public Relations and Advertising) and Law

    General Education Requirements

    Students enrolled in a combined law degree (with exception to Jurisprudence/Law) are not required to complete general education courses.

    Honours

    Honours in Bachelor of Law
    High achieving students may be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

    Please visit the Honours in law website for further information about the current Honours policy (applicable to students who commenced the LLB in 2014 or earlier) and the new policy (applicable to students who commenced the LLB from 2015 onwards).

    Honours in Bachelor of Media
    After completion of 144 uoc including all of the requirements of the Bachelor of Media (PR & Advertising) dual degree, high achieving students may apply for admission to the Bachelor Media (Honours) program 4510. A minimum WAM of 70 in the Bachelor of Media (PR & Advertising) component of the dual degree is required for entry into Honours. .

    Bachelor of Media (Honours) program 4510

    Academic Rules

    To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Media (Public Relations and Advertising) degree at Pass level, a student must:
    1. enrol in the Bachelor of Media (Public Relations and Advertising) and complete 96 units of credit;
    2. complete the requirements for the core
    3. complete the requirements for prescribed electives
    4. complete at least 30 units of credit of Level I courses before enrolling in Level II courses
    5. complete at least 48 units of credit overall before enrolling in Level III courses

    For Academic Rules relating to the Bachelor of Laws
    For Academic Rules relating to the Bachelor of Laws component of this combined degree program, please refer to program 4701. Although 4701 program is no longer on offer, all combined law students enrolled in the LLB will need to comply with the rules stated here.

    A direct link is given below:
    Bachelor of Law 4701

    Fees

    For information regarding fees for UNSW programs, please refer to the following website:  UNSW Fee Website.

    Area(s) of Specialisation