Advanced Mathematics (Honours) / Law - 3998

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Law


Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Typical Duration: 6 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 288

UAC Code: 426000

Domestic Entry Requirements: See Domestic Entry Requirements

International Entry Requirements: See International Entry Requirements


Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours)

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Program Description

This program is for new 2017 commencing students. If you are a continuing student please refer to the Online Handbook in the year you started your Dual Law degree or contact the Faculty of Law for advice.

The Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)(Honours) degree focuses on developing a depth of understanding in pure and applied areas of mathematics and practical skills in specific disciplines are essential; as well as focusing on instilling a culture of research and enquiry through early induction into the research ethos and access to research groups and facilities.

The Law courses satisfy the requirements for the award of the professional LLB degree.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

The UNSW School of Law instills in students the understandings, values, skills and qualities necessary to become highly qualified professionals with a strong sense of citizenship, community and social justice. A legal education at the UNSW Law School, therefore, develops graduates who have:
  1. a functioning and contextual knowledge of law and legal institutions;
  2. excellent intellectual skills of analysis, synthesis, critical judgment, reflection and evaluation;
  3. the capacity to engage in practical and scholarly research;
  4. effective oral and written communication skills both generally and in specific legal settings;
  5. a commitment to personal and professional self-development, ethical practice and social responsibility.
For the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours), please see program objectives and learning outcomes as listed in program 3956 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics (Honours).

Program Structure

Total Unit Requirements
  • Law compulsory courses - 96 UOC
  • Law prescribed elective - 6 UOC
  • Law elective courses - 42 UOC
  • Advanced Mathematics (Honours) - 96 UOC
  • Advanced Mathematics (Honours) Honours Year - 48 UOC
Total 288 UOC

Approved Sequence of Study
Stream LAWSA13998 provides a standard outline of the sequence of law courses in Years 1-6 of the dual Advanced Mathematics (Honours)//Law specialisations.

Stream for Advanced Science Mathematics (Honours)/Law 3998

Please refer to the entry for the Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) 3956 for major requirements in each Advanced Mathematics (Honours) specialisation.

General Education Requirements

Students enrolled in dual law degrees (with exception to Jurisprudence/Law) are not required to complete general education courses.


Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
High achieving students may be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours).

Please visit the Honours in law website for further information about the current Honours policy (applicable to students who commenced the LLB in 2014 or earlier) and the new policy (applicable to students who commenced the LLB from 2015 onwards).

Academic Rules

For Academic Rules relating to the Bachelor of Laws

For Academic Rules relating to the Bachelor of Laws component of this combined degree program, please refer to program 4701. Although 4701 program is no longer on offer, all combined law students enrolled in the LLB will need to comply with the rules stated here.

A direct link is given below:

Bachelor of Laws 4701

Academic Rules relating to the Bachelor of Science(Advanced Mathematics)(Honours)

When a student undertakes a Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) degree as part of a dual degree, the program rules are as follows:

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 144 units of credit.
  2. Students must complete exactly one approved Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) major, and this must be declared before enrolling in Level III courses. Details of approved Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) majors and how to declare a major can be found on the 3956 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) program page.
  3. SCIF1121 Advanced Science: Professional Perspective and Practice (6 units of credit) orSCIF1131 Science: Technological and Professional Perspectives (6 units of credit) must be completed in first year.
  4. An Honours Year of 48 UoC must be completed. For information regarding the admission requirements and application process for Honours, please see the information under 'Honours’ on the 3956 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics)(Honours) program page.
  5. In addition to the courses required for a student's chosen major, SCIF1121/1131, and Honours, students must take 'Science' courses so that the major plus SCIF1121/1131, plus Honours year plus 'Science' courses total 144 UoC. Details of what courses constitute 'science' courses can be found in Table 1 on the 3956 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics) (Honours) program page.
  6. Students must complete at least 24 UoC of Level I ‘Science’ courses.
  7. Students must complete at least 30 UoC of Level III ‘Science' courses.
  8. Students may not enrol into Level II courses until at least 30 UoC of Level I courses have been successfully completed.
  9. Students may not enrol into Level III courses until at least 72 UoC of courses have been successfully completed.
  10. Progression to stages 2, 3, and 4 of this program is subject to academic performance. Students will be required to attain a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 in each semester. If a student does not maintain this minimum level of academic performance, they will be transferred to the 4770 Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws.

Quantitative Risk Major for Dual Degrees

Students wishing to complete a major in Quantitative Risk should note that this is a large multi-disciplinary major and when taken in a dual degree where there is little or no overlap of courses with the other degree may involve extra time and cost to complete, and may have visa implications for international students.


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