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Bachelor of Law and Society

Understand and evaluate the legal system.

Gain a strong foundation in social policy and how public policy is developed, implemented, reviewed and reformed. The degree teaches you the concepts central to the structure and functioning of a just society, and helps you develop the skills to research and analyse social issues and assess proposals for social change.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $30,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
Prerequisites: None
Assumed knowledge: None
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 092877G
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Law and Society at Flinders

  • Focus on integrated practical training and social justice
  • Enhance your employability in policy analysis, project coordination, justice administration, and human resources
  • Develop transferable analytical, collaborative, communication and presentation skills
  • Get the best possible start by accessing the first-year law pathway transition program

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Develop research and analytical skills.
  • Undertake Work-Integrated Learning placements.
  • Study practical topics to equip you for employment in intelligence analysis, community corrections, community development, and child safety work.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


This course aims to equip you in seeking employment in a range of public and private sector organisations, which demand a combination of legal, philosophical and social science skills, and knowledge of the relationships between justice, law and society.

Graduates may find employment in such areas as correctional services, courts services, court system and justice administration, crime prevention, community agencies, equal opportunity, legal industry, police services, policy development, research, trade unions, and workers’ compensation, among others.

Potential occupations include:

  • dispute resolution officer
  • housing case worker
  • investigation support officer
  • project and court officer
  • probation and parole officer.

Potential employers include:

  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Attorney-General’s Department
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Workskil Australia Incorporated.