Course Description

If you have interest in the law and how it shapes contemporary society, but you’re not looking to practice law professionally, the Bachelor of Legal Studies is the degree for you. It is also an ideal choice if you’ve been working in a legal or justice-related field and would like to expand your professional knowledge and skills to develop your career.

  • Develop your understanding of the law, the tools to research and interpret legal materials, and how make arguments about law as an insider – with a broader context of law in society. Work in the legal field without setting foot in the courtroom.
  • Follow your passions with units available in environmental, sports, media, information technology and animal law, corporate social responsibility and consumer law, family and healthcare law, criminology and sentencing, human rights and advocacy, and more.
  • Study core units shared with the Bachelor of Laws as part of this degree, giving you options to transfer from one degree to the other, and to apply for advanced standing (credit) for units you have successfully completed.

Delivered through the Faculty of Law, this degree provides a comprehensive introduction to law, legal systems and dispute resolution processes. As law is a diverse discipline, the major (eight units) includes core units that introduce you to law, legal systems, legal reasoning and private law, and then a comprehensive choice of legal units taught by experts in their field.

The degree’s flexible structure allows you to tailor course content to suit your own interests. Choose from over forty minors (four units) across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Economics and Science. Dive deeper into specific areas of law you’re interested in, or broaden your study choosing individual elective units from across the University of Tasmania*.

* Subject to any unit requisites, academic approval and course quotas.

Tuition Fees

International Students: $28,450 per year full-time


3 years full time,

Starting dates


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

University of Tasmania Code: 63S

Entry Requirements

If you are interested in studying the Bachelor of Legal Studies, you will need to meet at least one of the General Entrance Requirements of the University, and the following course-specific entry requirements:

If you are a Year 12 school leaver