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This Handbook is for commencing students. If you commenced in a prior year please refer to the Online Handbook in the year you started your Law degree or contact the Faculty of Law for advice.

This program provides an opportunity to obtain two professional degrees. It allows students to add the professionally recognised Law program to the professionally accredited City Planning (Hons) program offered by the Faculty of Built Environment.

The program is a 6.5-year full-time combined program leading to the award of the two degrees of Bachelor of City Planning (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws (BCP (Hons) LLB). In general, this study is taken concurrently with the BCP (Hons) program and both can be completed in a minimum of 6.5 years, including a work integrated practice year as part of BCP (Hons) requirements in year 4.


Study Level


Typical duration

6.7 Years

Intake Period

Term 1

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of City Planning (Honours) - BCP (Hons)

Bachelor of Laws - LLB

UAC Code




Stand Alone Programs

Click on the link below to find out more about each individual program.

Double Degree Structure

Students must complete 312 UOC.

1. Law compulsory courses 96 UOC
2. Law prescribed elective - 6 UOC
3. Law elective courses - 42 UOC
4. Planning core courses - 168 UOC (including 30 UOC Practice courses)

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Law Electives

4701 - Law

Law Electives description.

Students must complete 42 UOC of Law Electives.

Note: With the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the course teacher, undergraduate students may enrol in one or more Postgraduate courses, in a select list of approved Postgraduate Electives. Not more than half the students' total elective courses may be taken from the postgraduate offerings.

Nura Gili Pre-Law Program

4701 - Law

Indigenous students who have entered the Bachelor of Law program through the Nura Gili Pre-Law program must complete the following two courses (6 UOC):
- LAWS1213 Foundations Enrichment 1 (3 UOC)
- LAWS1214 Foundations Enrichment 2 (3 UOC)
These courses are taken in place of 6 UOC of electives and are not available to other students.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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