Course Description

Are you interested in studying the Bachelor of Legal Studies from Semester 1, 2018? We are no longer taking applications for this version of the degree (63B). To apply or for more information, please refer to the new course page:

You can work in the legal field without setting foot in the courtroom.

The Bachelor of Legal Studies is designed to provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the study of law, legal systems and dispute resolution processes. You will develop legal research and legal reasoning skills and an understanding of private and public law principles.

If you have an interest in the law, but not looking to practise professionally, this is the course for you. It is structured so with core units from the Bachelor of Laws so you have the choice to transfer and gain credit if you choose.

Perhaps you are an aspiring para-professional/para-legal, or you might see yourself contributing to policy development, social welfare management, justice department advisory roles, law enforcement and court administration. The course may also have appeal if you have been working in the area of law and justice in a professional capacity and want to expand your knowledge and skills to develop your career.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $27,000 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.4% (national average 56.9%)
Improved skills: 87.1% (national average 83.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.5% (national average 81.1%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 42.1% (national average 74.1%)
Studying full time: 56.3% (national average 20.3%)
Median full time salary: (national average $60,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 094310G
University of Tasmania Code: 63B

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements, which include several categories of special admission, set by the University for entry to degree courses. No specific Faculty or subject prerequisites apply.