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Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.

Student Type: International Onshore - Undergraduate - commenced 2018 or later

Murdoch introduced unit-based fees for all International courses in 2014. Previously, an annual course fee was charged.  The Unit fees broadly reflect the cost of teaching the area, and the potential earnings of graduates.

The fees are to be paid by the Friday before the start of semester/trimester. Where a student does not make payment by this time the enrolment cancellation process is commenced. Students then have 20 working days to arrange for payment to be received by Murdoch, or arrange an acceptable payment plan. Cancellation of enrolment does involve cancellation of the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE), and subsequently cancellation of the Student Visa for students who entered Australia on that basis.

Guidelines for determining this category of Murdoch student

The following guidelines have been established to determine which students are to be included in this category:

  • The student commences their course, or their major if changing primary majors within a course, after 1 November 2017.
  • If the student is commencing an Honours course after completing an ordinary Bachelor’s course at Murdoch, they were regarded as commencing in 2018 or later in the ordinary Bachelor’s course.

Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)

Availability

  • Murdoch campus (internal)
  • UnitField of EducationCredit PointsEFTSL Fee
    Course Structure - 120 credit points

    Note students must refer to study plans to ensure units are taken in the correct order.

    Year 1 - 24 credit points
    Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

    MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

    Mixed Field Programmes not elsewhere classified (129999)

    3

    0.125

    $3240 

    Law Core Units - 12 credit points

    BJU100 Australian Legal System - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    Law (090900)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB130 Criminal Law and Procedure - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Criminal Law (090905)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB152 Torts - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Law (090900)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB120 Legal Writing for Lawyers - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    Law (090900)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    Communication Course Core Units - 6 credit points

    COM101 Social Media - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (100799)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    COM109 Introduction to Digital Media Skills - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    OR

    Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (100799)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    COM105 Critical Web Literacy - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    (depending on major choice)

    Communication and Media Studies (100700)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    Communication Major Unit - 3 credit points

    Students should refer to the relevant BCommun major structure to select this unit.

    Year 2 - 24 credit points
    Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

    Select from the following:

    MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

    Mixed Field Programmes not elsewhere classified (129999)

    3

    0.125

    $3240 

    MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

    Mixed Field Programmes not elsewhere classified (129999)

    3

    0.125

    $3240 

    COM203 Consulting and Freelancing - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    Business Management (080301)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB393 Law in the Community (Street Law) - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB390 Clinical Legal Education - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB391 Alternative Dispute Resolution - 3 points
    MURDOCH: T1-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB210 The Law of Costs - 3 points
    MURDOCH: SUM-internal

    Legal Studies (091103)

    3

    0.125

    $3240 

    LLB301 Internships (WIL) - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-placement, TS21-placement, Y-placement, YU5-placement

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB312 Law Moot #1 - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal (quota of 40 places), S1-internal (quota of 40 places), S2-internal (quota of 40 places), SUM-internal (quota of 40 places), W-internal (quota of 40 places)

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB314 Introduction to Mooting - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 40 places)

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB315 Law Moot #2 - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal (quota of 40 places), S1-internal (quota of 40 places), S2-internal (quota of 40 places), SUM-internal (quota of 40 places), W-internal (quota of 40 places)

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB328 Trial Advocacy - 3 points
    MURDOCH: ST3-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    Law Core Units - 15 credit points

    LLB260 Contract Law - 6 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Business and Commercial Law (090901)

    6

    0.250

    $7140 

    LLB253 Property Law A - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Business and Commercial Law (090901)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB254 Property Law B - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Business and Commercial Law (090901)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB259 Constitutional Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Constitutional Law (090903)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    Communication Major Units - 6 credit points

    Students should refer to the relevant BCommun major structure to select these units.

    Year 3 - 24 credit points
    Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

    Select from the following:

    MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

    Mixed Field Programmes not elsewhere classified (129999)

    3

    0.125

    $3240 

    MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

    Mixed Field Programmes not elsewhere classified (129999)

    3

    0.125

    $3240 

    COM306 Specialist Communication - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Communication and Media Studies (100700)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    COM313 Campus Radio - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Audio Visual Studies (100701)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    COM308 Professional Internship - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-placement, S2-placement, SUM-placement, W-placement

    Communication and Media Studies (100700)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB393 Law in the Community (Street Law) - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB390 Clinical Legal Education - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB391 Alternative Dispute Resolution - 3 points
    MURDOCH: T1-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB210 The Law of Costs - 3 points
    MURDOCH: SUM-internal

    Legal Studies (091103)

    3

    0.125

    $3240 

    LLB301 Internships (WIL) - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-placement, TS21-placement, Y-placement, YU5-placement

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB312 Law Moot #1 - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal (quota of 40 places), S1-internal (quota of 40 places), S2-internal (quota of 40 places), SUM-internal (quota of 40 places), W-internal (quota of 40 places)

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB314 Introduction to Mooting - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 40 places)

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB315 Law Moot #2 - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal (quota of 40 places), S1-internal (quota of 40 places), S2-internal (quota of 40 places), SUM-internal (quota of 40 places), W-internal (quota of 40 places)

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB328 Trial Advocacy - 3 points
    MURDOCH: ST3-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    Law Core Units - 12 credit points

    BJU200 Skills for Legal Practice - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Law (090900)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB251 Equity - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB358 Australian Administrative Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB353 Trusts - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    Communication Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

    COM200 Communication Research - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Communication and Media Studies (100700)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    Communication Major Units - 6 credit points

    Students should refer to the relevant BCommun major structure to select remaining 200 level core units for the relevant major.

    Year 4 - 24 credit points
    Law Core Units - 9 credit points

    BJU300 Legal Theory and Research - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Law (090900)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB452 Corporations Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Business and Commercial Law (090901)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB352 Evidence - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    Law Specified Elective - 3 credit points

    Select from the Specified Elective Unit List below.

    Communication Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

    COM300 Communication Project - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Communication and Media Studies (100700)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    Communication Major Units - 9 credit points

    Students should refer to the relevant BCommun major structure and/or the LLB/BCommun study plan to select 300 level core units for the relevant major.

    Year 5 - 24 credit points
    Law Core Units - 6 credit points

    LLB450 Civil Procedure - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB468 Ethics and Professional Responsibility - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    Law Specified Electives - 18 credit points

    Honours Program
    Students intending to complete Honours should contact the Academic Chair. Students must have achieved a specified WGPA in Murdoch Law units before they may be permitted to enrol in LLB580 Honours Thesis in Law and in the Honours program.

    The award of Honours is available on the basis of distinguished achievement in LLB580 Honours Thesis in Law considered together with overall performance in LLB582 Legal Research Methods for HonoursLLB450 Civil Procedure,LLB468 Ethics and Professional Responsibility and LLB452 Corporations Law.

    LLB580 Honours Thesis in Law - 12 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal, Y-internal

    Law (090900)

    12

    0.500

    $14280 

    LLB582 Legal Research Methods for Honours - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal, Y-internal

    Law (090900)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    OR Non-Honours Program
    Students who have completed the four-year Bachelor of Laws at a high standard through the non-honours program may be awarded their degree with Distinction or High Distinction.
    Select specified electives from the list below.

    Specified Elective Unit List

    Select Specified Electives from the following units during Years 4 and 5.
    Units will normally be available at least once every two years.
    In addition Special Topics are available from time to time and may be used as a specified elective. Students should consult the Academic Chair to confirm the offering in any particular year.

    LLB304 International Media Law - 3 points

    International Law (090909)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB309 Legal Strategy in Organisations - 3 points

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB318 Legal Practice: An Introduction - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 36 places)

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB393 Law in the Community (Street Law) - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB210 The Law of Costs - 3 points
    MURDOCH: SUM-internal

    Legal Studies (091103)

    3

    0.125

    $3240 

    LLB302 International Sale of Goods - 3 points

    Law (090900)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB201 Policing and Crime Prevention - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Police Studies (091105)

    3

    0.125

    $3240 

    LLB355 Admiralty Law - 3 points

    International Law (090909)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB390 Clinical Legal Education - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB332 Commercial Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Business and Commercial Law (090901)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB325 Comparative Law - 3 points
    IMACERATA: ST3-internal (quota of 35 places)

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB341 Conflict of Laws - 3 points

    Law (090900)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB391 Alternative Dispute Resolution - 3 points
    MURDOCH: T1-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB363 Employment Relations Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Business and Commercial Law (090901)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB356 Climate Change, Sustainability and Environmental Law - 3 points

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB342 European Union Law - 3 points
    IMACERATA: ST3-internal

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB370 Family Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Family Law (090907)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB386 Family Law Clinic - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Family Law (090907)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB387 Human Rights Law Clinic - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB301 Internships (WIL) - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-placement, TS21-placement, Y-placement, YU5-placement

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB308 Introduction to Legal Practice - 3 points

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB307 IP: Regulating Innovation and Creativity - 3 points

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB337 Legal Protection of International Human Rights - 3 points
    GENEVA: ST3-internal

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB376 International Human Rights Organisations - 3 points
    GENEVA: ST3-internal

    International Law (090909)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB319 Insurance Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Business and Commercial Law (090901)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB339 Shipping Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB335 Mining and Natural Resources Law - 3 points

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB305 Native Title Law - 3 points

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB392 Oil and Gas Law - 3 points

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB389 Psychology and Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Justice and Law Enforcement (091100)

    3

    0.125

    $3240 

    LLB365 Public International Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: SS5-internal

    International Law (090909)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB323 Social and Welfare Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB381 Supervised Legal Research - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal, SUM-internal

    Law (090900)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB311 International Trade Law - 3 points
    IMACERATA: ST3-internal (quota of 35 places)

    International Law (090909)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB312 Law Moot #1 - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal (quota of 40 places), S1-internal (quota of 40 places), S2-internal (quota of 40 places), SUM-internal (quota of 40 places), W-internal (quota of 40 places)

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB314 Introduction to Mooting - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 40 places)

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB315 Law Moot #2 - 3 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal (quota of 40 places), S1-internal (quota of 40 places), S2-internal (quota of 40 places), SUM-internal (quota of 40 places), W-internal (quota of 40 places)

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB327 Refugee Law - 3 points
    GENEVA: ST3-internal

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB328 Trial Advocacy - 3 points
    MURDOCH: ST3-internal

    Legal Practice (090913)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB367 Law of Planning - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1C-internal

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB349 Comparative Contract Law - 3 points

    International Law (090909)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB372 Work Health and Safety Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: SUM-internal

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB209 Sports Law - 3 points

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB316 Basic Principles of Taxation Law - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Taxation Law (090911)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB317 Advanced Taxation Law - 3 points

    Taxation Law (090911)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB397 Mediation - 3 points

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB203 Indigenous Peoples, Law and Society - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Law not elsewhere classified (090999)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    LLB306 International Arbitration Law - 3 points

    International Law (090909)

    3

    0.125

    $3570 

    The onus is on you to ensure that the units selected satisfy all of the course requirements.

    Note: Fees shown have been rounded to the nearest dollar. Not all units are available for online self-enrolment.

    Total required for the course: 120 credit points (5.000 EFTSL).