A revised program structure for the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons)) and associated dual programs will commence in 2021 as a result of a program review.

What does this mean for you?

As a current student, you have the option to continue to follow the current (pre-2021) LLB(Hons) program requirements, OR transfer to the 2021 program and requirements to complete your study. 

If you decide to change program, including to a dual LLB(Hons) program, you will be required to follow the 2021 requirements.

Please read the information below carefully and consider the option that is best for you. If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

The table below provides a basic summary of the changes. For a comprehensive comparison you need to review the requirements and course lists on Programs and Courses – see further information below under ‘What you need to do’.  

2017-2020

From 2021

40 units (20 courses) of core courses from Part A.

  • 36 units (18 courses) of core courses. 

  • A new Criminal Law course (LAWS2708) will replace the two currently offered Criminal Law courses (LAWS2700 and LAWS2701). This course will be taught for the first time in 2022.

  • A new Trusts and Equity course (LAWS2709) will replace the two currently offered Trusts and Equity courses (LAWS2704 and LAWS2705). This course will be taught for the first time in 2022.

16 units (8 courses) of LAWS electives from Part B.

12 units (6 courses) of LAWS electives. 

8 units (4 courses) of non-law electives.

  • 8 units (4 courses) of general electives.

  • 8 units (4 courses) of LAWS and/or general electives.

Total 64 units required 

Total 64 units required 

In making a decision about which requirements to follow, you need to consider the courses you have already completed and those you are currently enrolled in, as well as the courses you will be required to complete.  You also need to consider the availability of new and existing courses. 

Please note:

  • LAWS2700 and LAWS2701 will be taught for the last time in 2021. If you have successfully completed LAWS2700 + LAWS2701 and you change to the 2021 requirements, you will receive 2 units credit towards the new LAWS2708. If you have not completed these courses or have only successfully completed one of them and change to the 2021 requirements, you will not receive any credit and you will be required to complete LAWS2708.

  • LAWS2704 and LAWS2705 will be taught for the last time in 2022. If you have successfully completed LAWS2704 + LAWS2705 and you change to the 2021 requirements, you will receive 2 units credit towards the new LAWS2709. If you have not completed these courses or have only successfully completed one of them and change to the 2021 requirements, you will not receive any credit and you will be required to complete LAWS2709.

What you need to do

To help you make a decision about which program requirements to follow, we recommend you complete a progression check for each version of the program requirements.  When completing the check, please remember to refer to the program requirements and course list for the appropriate year on the Programs and Courses website:

If you decide you would like to change to the 2021 requirements, you will need to submit a program change request on mySI-net by 12 February 2021 (program change requests will open 4 December 2020).

Note - pre-2017 students are not permitted to change to the new requirements.

Contact

Please rest assured we are committed to assisting you to progress through and successfully complete your program.

If you need further information or advice about these changes, please contact the BEL Student Experience Team at bel@uq.edu.au.

Why has UQ made these changes?

For a number of years now, UQ has been reimagining the learning experience it delivers for you, our students. We recognise that Universities must ensure they develop enterprising graduates with the knowledge, skills and networks to build meaningful and impactful careers that can be sustained and adapted over the course of a lifetime. With this in mind, the University embarked on an ambitious review of every course, major and degree program on offer at UQ to make sure that we were delivering the best possible outcomes for you as you embark on navigating your career.