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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 combines the professional LLB program with Bachelor of Arts and Business. The Bachelor of Arts and Business (BA&Bus) is designed to provide students with all the benefits of an education in the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Creative and Performing Arts PLUS study in Business. The program provides students with not only the depth (Major and Minor streams) of the Bachelor of Arts but a specially-designed Business Studies component that will introduce you to key concepts and approaches in Business and Management.

The program is a six year full-time combined program leading to the award of the two degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Business and Bachelor of Laws (BA&Bus LLB).


Study Level


Typical duration

6 Years

Intake Period

Term 1

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit



Bachelor of Arts and Business - BArts (Bus)

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 288 UOC.

1. Law compulsory courses - 96 UOC
2. Law prescribed elective - 6 UOC
3. Law elective courses - 42 UOC
4. Arts and Business major stream - 60 UOC
5. Arts and Business minor stream- 24 UOC
6. Arts and Social Sciences prescribed electives - 12 UOC
7. Arts and Business business studies component - 48 UOC

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3444 - Arts and Business


3444 - Arts and Business

Minors description.

You must complete one minor stream of 24 UOC (four courses) from the list below:

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.

Criminology major/minor

4783 - Arts and Business / Law

If you choose Criminology as your major or minor, you are excluded from enrolling in the two core courses CRIM2020 Criminal Law and Justice 1 and CRIM2021 Criminal Law and Justice 2 as these are based on the compulsory core Law courses LAWS1021 Crime and Criminal Process and LAWS1022 Criminal Laws. You should instead enrol in substitute Criminology electives at Level 2.

Arts and Business/Law Exclusions

3444 - Arts and Business

Note: When you study this program in combination with a Bachelor of Law or Bachelor of Law (Honours) you are unable to take any courses from the Business Law stream as published for program 3444 Arts and Business, that is, you cannot study TABL

Maturity Requirements

3444 - Arts and Business

You must have completed 24 UOC before taking any Level 2 courses.

You must have completed 48 UOC, including 6 UOC at Level 1 and 6 UOC at Level 2 in your major/minor before taking any Level 3 courses.

Specialisation Declaration

3444 - Arts and Business

You must specify your major and minor at the time of enrolment in Level 2 courses.

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:

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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