Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Further your legal research and writing skills, and make your CV stand out when you apply for highly competitive law jobs or clerkships.

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is aimed at high-achieving students in the Bachelor of Laws who want to advance their skills.

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) involves completing a research paper and a dissertation, and may involve adding an extra semester at the end of your Bachelor of Laws. Most Bachelor of Laws (Honours) students complete the research paper in Part III, and complete the dissertation in Part IV. Some students complete the dissertation paper in February of the year following Part IV.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

Completed Bachelor of Laws Parts I and II to the academic standard for honours.

Students will be invited to join the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) programme if they have at least a B+ grade average in their Part II Bachelor of Laws papers.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

Parts I and II

Completion of the Bachelor of Laws to the required academic standard.

Parts III, IV and additional semester

Completion of the Bachelor of Laws and the following Bachelor of Laws (Honours) papers:

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

Bachelor of Laws students will be invited to join the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) programme if they have at least a B+ grade average in their Part II Bachelor of Laws papers.

Bachelor of Laws

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1009
Level:
8
Points:
540
Duration:
4.5 years full-time
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540 - $8,832
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee range based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. Exact fees will depend on papers selected and may exceed this range.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$34,330
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact fees will depend on papers selected and may vary from the figure stated.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019 the fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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