What will I study?


Gain an understanding of the political, cultural, socio-economic and historical practices of law and of justice from an Australian and international perspective. Examine the capacity and power of law to deliver justice across a range of social, historical, cultural and political contexts.

Your course structure

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects (300-points), including at least one major. Most students study eight subjects each year (usually four subjects in each semester) for three years full-time, or the part-time equivalent.

Most Arts majors require 100 points of study (usually eight subjects) for attainment. The majority of Arts minors require 75 points of study (usually 6 subjects) for attainment. This means out of the 300 point program, you have the opportunity to achieve two majors in your course as well as a minor. You will also complete breadth studies and other complimentary Arts subjects.

Completing your minor

If you are taking Law and Justice as a minor, you must complete:

  • One level 1 core subject and Arts Discovery
  • One level 2 core subject and one level 2 elective subject
  • One level 3 core subject and one level 3 elective subject

Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne curriculum. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of arts, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

Explore this minor

Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this minor.