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Legal Education Studies

Bachelors of Arts / Social Science

This major prepares students to teach Legal Studies in secondary schools.

This senior syllabus area examines the interface of law and society, providing an understanding of the legal system and its protection of individual rights in line with obligations and responsibilities.

The major includes a variety of courses dealing with legal foundations - criminal, civil and business law, international law and human rights law.

Elective courses cover topics including offender rehabilitation and crime prevention.


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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Legal education teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Head of curriculum

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Overseas study
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Business Law
  • Law in the Criminal Justice System
  • Punishment and Society

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