Course Description

If you are doing or have done particularly well in your Law degree, you should consider completing an Honours degree. Your Law degree will have introduced you to a wide range of legal topics, issues, and areas requiring law reform especially with regards to social justice and an Honours project enables you to explore one of these areas in much greater depth. Honours research topics are various and negotiable if you are keen to unearth a particular area relating to law or within a legal context, you'll be encouraged and supported.

By completing Honours, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to achieve a complex goal, meet deadlines, investigate independently, use resources effectively and present your findings coherently and persuasively.

This program consists entirely of an end-on Honours year for students who have graduated from a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. The Laws Honours program enables you to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the LLB degree in the context of a major legal research project.

The Honours year has two functions at UOW, as an in-depth project at the end of undergraduate study, and as a bridge between undergraduate study and advanced research.

Studying Honours gives you:

  • Training in research skills and information systems (archives, the Library, databases, electronic research networks)
  • The ability to present complex ideas verbally and in writing
  • The opportunity to work closely with a supervisor and prepare a major project to meet critical deadlines
  • Experience in devising, researching and writing up an individual topic of study in an extended format


1 year full time, 2 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 77.3% (national average 56.9%)
Improved skills: 92.0% (national average 83.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 93.3% (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 Wollongong (UOW). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies undergraduate courses at University of Wollongong (UOW) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 67.5% (national average 74.1%)
Studying full time: 26.0% (national average 20.3%)
Median full time salary: $55,000 (national average $60,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 085637D
University of Wollongong (UOW) Code: 359

Entry Requirements

Students who have completed all requirements for their LLB degree, or their combined LLB degree, with a weighted average mark of 70% in their LLB subjects are eligible to apply for entry to this course.