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The Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws is a five-year, full-time combined degree offered jointly by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the University of Sydney Law School. The Bachelor of Laws is accredited by the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board, and graduates are eligible to apply for admission as a lawyer in New South Wales.
During the first three years of the course, students concurrently complete compulsory law units of study and a program in economics or advanced economics* which covers foundational studies in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics and includes a choice of one of the following majors:
Students also complete units from the Open Learning Environment and, where appropriate, elective units from a range of subject areas including the humanities, social sciences, business, and STEM.
The final two years of the course consist of compulsory and elective law units.
*Students completing the advanced economics program must take the economics major
For detailed information on degree requirements, please refer to the course resolutions.
To qualify for the award of the combined Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws, a candidate must complete 240 credit points, comprising:
The Dalyell stream is a targeted stream for high achievers. Students who participate in the Dalyell stream are known as ‘Dalyell Scholars’. As a Dalyell Scholar, students have access to curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Dalyell Scholars are required to complete 12 credit points of Dalyell stream units. Dalyell stream units emphasise the development of vision, depth of understanding, adaptability, breadth of perspective, societal contribution, and a high level of capability in operating across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Dalyell Scholars may take Dalyell stream units offered by any faculty.
Additionally, with the permission of the Dalyell Program Director, students have access to enrichment and accelerated units of study that can be completed as electives.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws are required to complete at least 12 credit points in units of study from the Open Learning Environment (OLE), unless they are enrolled in the Dalyell stream, which requires students to complete at least 6 credit points from the OLE.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws may complete elective units of study from the subject areas listed in Table A (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences), Table S (shared pool), Table O , or Table D (for students enrolled in the Dalyell stream) as required.