Course Description

Launch a career investigating and prosecuting crime, or defending the criminally accused, with a law and criminology degree from VU.

Our Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology will give you broad knowledge of the causes and consequences of crime. You'll gain expertise in criminal investigation, sentencing, and security, at national and international levels.

You will also develop practical skills in investigating and providing strategic advice in relation to crime and crime management.

The Bachelor of Laws satisfies the academic requirements to become an Australian Lawyer, as required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). In order to become an Australian Lawyer, you'll also need to complete Practical Legal Training or an equivalent.


4.5 years full time,

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

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

Teaching quality: 63.0% (national average 56.9%)
Improved skills: 80.0% (national average 83.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 82.5% (national average 81.1%)

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

Employment Outcomes

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

Employed full time: 63.3% (national average 74.1%)
Studying full time: 30.9% (national average 20.3%)
Median full time salary: $50,000 (national average $60,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Victoria University (VU) Code: LBLC

Entry Requirements

The minimum criteria for admission varies depending on your education background. If you’re not sure which criteria applies to you, use the help tool on this page or make an enquiry and we can assist.

Lowest ATAR to receive an offer: 81