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Arts & Humanities

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Discipline Overview

A major in Community, Culture and Environment will equip you with knowledge about indigenous peoples and the environment, Australian cultures and identities, post-federation Australian literature, children and young adult fictional literature, environmental contexts and current issues and problems and change in the human environment. You will be prepared to work in a variety of sectors including archiving and librarianship, art and design, business development, community and social services, diplomacy, education, government, social policy, politics, production, tourism and hospitality.

Key employability skills

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Problem-solving and analytic skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Networking and relationship management
  • Organisational and administrative skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability

Related occupations

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  • Archaeologist
  • Business Development Officer
  • Campaigner
  • Community Engagement Manager
  • Communications and Campaigns Officer
  • Consultant
  • Cultural Safety Adviser
  • Education Officer
  • Environmental Conservation Officer
  • Genealogist
  • Heritage Specialist
  • Historian
  • Library and Archives Assistant
  • Local Area Coordinator
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Documentation Assistant
  • Outdoor Educator
  • Policy officer
  • Program Officer/ Coordinator
  • Radio journalist
  • Rural and Community Development Officer
  • Rural Recreation Officer
  • Support Services Coordinator
  • Tourism Officer
  • Volunteer Administrator/ Manager

Employers

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  • ACON
  • Allied Health Professions Australia
  • Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union
  • Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-op
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Greenpeace
  • Health Justice Australia
  • Life Without Barriers
  • Local council and government
  • Mind Australia
  • NSW Aboriginal Land Council
  • South Eastern Community Connect
  • Special Broadcasting Service (SBS)
  • The Committee for Economic Development of Australia
  • The Outdoor Education Group
  • Women with Disabilities

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Discipline overview

Writing and English Literatures allows you to combine your love of writing with the analytics of literature. English literatures will challenge you to think creatively about the English language and give you the knowledge and understanding to express these thoughts and ideas through your own creative writing. Potential career industries can include media and publishing, marketing, journalism and teaching. 

Key employability skills

  • Critical analysis and evaluation
  • Problem-solving
  • Research skills
  • Written and oral communication
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Digital technology skills

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  • Adjudicator
  • Captioner
  • Copywriter and marketing assistant
  • Creative Writer
  • Deputy Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Features writer
  • Freelance Editor
  • Games Writer
  • Manuscript Assessor
  • Online Content Coordinator
  • Proof Reader
  • Publication Officer
  • Publications Writer
  • Publishing Assistant
  • Sub Editor
  • Transcribers Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Journalist
  • Speechwriter
  • Teacher
  • Policy officer
  • Information Manager
  • Archivist
  • Publicist
  • Communications Officer

Employers

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  • Alan & Unwin
  • Australian Radio Network
  • Caption IT
  • Department of Education
  • Driftwood Manuscript
  • EMAP Australia
  • Express Publications
  • Hardie Grant Publishers
  • ITC
  • McGaw-Hill Education
  • Micro Forte
  • Palamedia
  • Realview Technologies
  • South Coast Writers Centre Inc.
  • The Illawarra Mercury
  • The Last Draft
  • Uber Marketing
  • University of Wollongong
  • Web Profits

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Discipline Overview

History enriches your understanding of the world by offering knowledge and skills to comprehend the broad scope of human experiences - from our everyday lives, to global processes. Historians are trained to critically assess evidence and events of the past and place them into a broader political, economic and social context. The skills of professional historians are invaluable in documenting, interpreting and presenting history on many levels. Professional historians can work as consultants on commissioned work or short term contracts. They also work as heritage practitioners, in museums, local councils or cultural institutions. Other career paths for history graduates can be as teachers, in the public service or using their valuable key skills in a range of other contexts.

 

Key employability skills

  • critical thinking and problem solving
  • ability to think creatively
  • research skills
  • written and verbal communication
  • initiative and time management
  • team work
  • global and cultural awareness.

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  • Aboriginal Program Coordinator
  • Administrative Support Officer
  • Archivist
  • Cadet Officer
  • Cadet Researcher
  • Client Account Services Officer
  • Client Information Officer
  • Collections Officer
  • Communication and Government Relations Officer
  • Council Officer Assistant
  • Cultural Heritage Officer
  • Cultural Heritage Researcher
  • Cultural Interpreter
  • Cultural Resource Manager
  • Customer Service Officer
  • E-Readings Officer
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Exhibitions Officer
  • Faculty Liaison Officer
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Officer
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Historian
  • History Teacher
  • Learning Consultant
  • Library
  • Library Professional Cadet
  • Museum/Art Gallery Curator
  • Natural Resource Officer
  • Policy Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Publications Officer/Editor
  • Research Assistant
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Speechwriter
  • Tax Officer
  • Teachers Aid
  • Tutor
  • Unit Profile Writer
  • University Lecturer/Academic

Employers

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  • ABC
  • Allianz
  • Attorney Generals Department
  • Australia Council for the Arts
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Australian Defence Force
  • Australian Secret Intelligence Service
  • Australian War Memorial
  • Centrelink
  • Clemenger BBDO
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Department of Administrative Services
  • Department of Broadband and Communication and the Digital Economy
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Education and Communities
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs
  • Fairfax Media
  • Kiama Library
  • Mission Australia
  • National Archives of Australia
  • National Australia Bank
  • National Museum of Australia
  • SW Parliament
  • NSW Film & Television Office
  • NSW Police Recruitment
  • NTS Corp
  • Office of Environment and Heritage
  • Random House
  • Scholastic
  • Seek Learning
  • The Australian Historical Association
  • The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Tudor House
  • Universities Australia

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Post graduate/additional studies

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

If you are interested in becoming a Teacher, UOW offers a Masters of Teaching through the Social Science faculty. Postgraduate courses in Archiving are also available.

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Discipline Overview

Indigenous Studies explores the controversies, complexities and contradictions that shape what it means to be Indigenous in Australia and the world today. Indigenous Studies at UOW is designed to equip you to think incisively about issues that impact on Indigenous individuals and communities on a local, national and global scale. In the private sector graduates are increasingly sought by Australian industry in areas such as mining, agriculture, tourism and the arts. They carry out a range of tasks from policy advisors, community liaison and economic development, applied research and human resource management. In the public sector graduates work as policy, financial and legal advisors, administrators, managers and researchers.

Key employability skills

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Cultural awareness
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Initiative and innovation

Related occupations

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  • Aboriginal Case Worker
  • Admissions Advisor
  • Compliance Assistant
  • Partnership Support Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Relationship Consultant
  • Archival Researcher
  • Student Learning Support Officer
  • Policy Officer
  • Indigenous Employment Advisor
  • Research Officer
  • Community Relations Officer
  • Indigenous Programs Advisor
  • Cultural Heritage Officer
  • Reconciliation Action Plan Officer
  • Aboriginal Liaison Officer
  • Cultural and Linguistic specialist

Employers

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  • AFact
  • CBCC
  • Department of Education and Communities
  • Youth off the Streets
  • NSW Health
  • Information Research Development Group
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • University of Wollongong
  • Wollongong City Council
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • Department of Jobs and Small Business
  • Department of Agriculture
  • ABC
  • Department of Conservation and Heritage

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

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Many graduate employers actively target Indigenous graduates for their graduate programs. Indigenous Careers is a targeted government program for supporting indigenous graduates into public service employment.

Many graduate employers also take Indigenous Studies graduates as part of their Generalist streams.

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Discipline overview

The globalisation of the economy and culture means that knowledge of a language is more and more in demand. Learning a second language will develop and improve your communication skills and give you a greater understanding of a different country and its culture. Studying a language makes you more employable and will prepare you to work in a multicultural and globalised economy. The study of languages can also be combined with another discipline to expand your career options in your chosen field.

Key employability skills

  • Written and verbal communication
  • cross cultural awareness
  • critical and creative thinking
  • innovative problem solving
  • team work

Specialised areas

  • Linguistics
  • Translation and Interpreting
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)

Related occupations

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  • Commissioning Editor
  • Cultural Development Officer
  • Editorial Assistant
  • English As A Second Language Teacher (ESL Teacher)
  • English Instructor
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade Officer
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Immigration Officer
  • International Admissions Officer
  • International Exchange Coordinator
  • Interpreter
  • Journalist
  • Language Teacher
  • Linguistic Analyst
  • Media Presenter
  • Migrant/Refugee Support Worker
  • Multicultural Community Liaison
  • Public Servant
  • Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Tour Guide
  • Tourism Manager
  • Tourist Information Officer
  • Tourist Supervisor
  • Translator
  • Travel Consultant
  • Tutor

Employers

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  • Aeon East Japan Corporation
  • Attorney General’s Department
  • Austrade
  • Department of Education and Communities
  • Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • ECC Foreign Language Institute
  • Federal Capital Press
  • Migrant Resource Centres
  • National Archives of Australia
  • National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters Council
  • Penteconpal School
  • Rida International Travel and Tourism
  • University of Wollongong

Key industry job websites

Formal graduate programs

Make sure you consider the fast tracked career pathway programs which are offered by some large corporate organisations and government agencies.

Many graduate employers take Humanities graduates as part of their Generalist streams.

Professional bodies and associations

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Post graduate/additional studies

UOW offers postgraduate study options if you want to pursue further research or specialise through academic coursework.

Students may want to complete the Master of Teaching in order to move into the teaching or TESOL professions. They can also complete post-graduate qualifications in Translating or Interpreting (see NAATI approved courses)

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Discipline Overview

The study of Philosophy teaches you how to think, not what to think. It enlarges and enriches your understanding of what is possible. You learn to challenge the assumptions that frame the way we think about the world and how we should behave in it.

And you bring an invaluable depth and flexibility of thinking to practical problems in order to make informed decisions about important issues such as social justice, free speech, global poverty, climate change, animal welfare, humane psychotherapy and education. Philosophy is the ultimate transferable work skill and is an excellent preparation for a career in law, IT, consulting, diplomacy, community and social services, health service management, the public service or writing as well as post-graduate education.

Key employability skills

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Research skills
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Global and cultural awareness
  • Planning and organisation
  • Self-management
  • Written and verbal communication

Related occupations

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  • Compliance Officer
  • Graduate Policy Officer
  • Project Coordinator - Market Development
  • Project Officer
  • Regional Administration and Community Liaison Officer
  • Researcher
  • Lawyer
  • Data Scientist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Lecturer
  • General Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Research Scientist
  • Writer
  • Business Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Teacher
  • Finance Specialist
  • Project Engineer
  • Economist
  • Project Manager
  • Health and Wellbeing Educator
  • Research Ethics and Governance Manager
  • Advocacy and Communications Officer

Employers

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  • ACON
  • Australia Council for the Arts
  • Barbara J McKern Psychologist
  • Coomaditchie United Aboriginal Corp
  • Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Accenture
  • ANZ
  • Blenheim Partners
  • Universal Business Team
  • Positive Psychology Institute
  • Kelly Services
  • Camden Council
  • Informa Australia
  • Telstra
  • Hunter-England Local Health District
  • Ausgrid
  • IAG
  • TNT

Formal graduate programs

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Below are a sample of graduate programs relevant to a Philosophy major.

  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Australian Public Service Commission
  • Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)
  • NSW Government
  • Australian Communications and Media Authority | Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Social Services

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Discipline Overview

Studying Politics at UOW involves examining the origins and nature of power, consent, authority, and consensus that underpin social and global order. In the Politics Major we examine and explore political institutions, culture, class, gender, ethnicity, political economy, political theory and international relations. A Politics major aims to give you an understanding of how politics can and does operate at many levels—from the gender politics of the bedroom, home or workplace, to the government of nation states, and into the international realm.

The study of politics is not just to do with how people organise power in the here and now, it also concerns itself with both the past and the future. Whether it is a country being studied, relations between countries, or a body of political ideas, studying Politics helps you engage with complex ideas about the individual, government and society.

Key employability skills

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Initiative and enterprise
  • Global and cultural awareness
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Self-management

Related occupations

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  • Admin Officer
  • APS Graduate
  • Assistant Campaigns Manager
  • Cadet Development Program
  • Cadet Researcher
  • Case Worker
  • Community Social Worker
  • Electoral Officer
  • Graduate Adviser
  • Graduate Analyst
  • Graduate Legal Officer
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Interpreter
  • Law Clerk
  • Litigation Officer
  • Paralegal
  • Peer Learning Assistant/Private Tutor
  • Performance Analyst
  • Policy Officer
  • Procurement and Contracting officer
  • Research Worker
  • Solicitor
  • Tutor
  • Union Organiser
  • Workplace Relations Advisor
  • Youth Worker

Employers

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  • Aboriginal Legal Service
  • ACT Government
  • Allans Legal Firm
  • APESMA
  • Australian Federation of Employers & Industry
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Australian National Audit Office
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Centrelink
  • Child Support Agency
  • Crown Solicitors Office
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry
  • Department of Community Services
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Immigration & Citizenship
  • Department of Infrastructure and Transport
  • Department of State & Regional Development
  • Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet
  • Doyle Edwards
  • Life Without Barriers
  • NPS Medicine Wise
  • Oak Tree Foundation
  • Office of Environment and Heritage
  • Office of the Director of Public Prosecution
  • Slaters Intellectual Property Lawyers
  • The Disability Trust
  • University of Wollongong
  • Warren McKeon Dickson
  • William Roberts
  • Youth off the Streets

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Here is a sample of graduate positions related to a Politics major.

  • Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Australian Public Service Commission
  • Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)
  • NSW Government
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • ACT Government

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Discipline Overview

Sociology focuses on the study of human behaviour and social interaction to understand how societies are organised, develop and change. It looks at how people’s lives are influenced by their opportunities and experiences; and the impact that people have on society through taking action and creating change. Sociology provides insights into the ways factors such as class, wealth, race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexuality, disability and religion shape people’s lives. Most importantly, Sociologists question the common sense and popular explanations of social life and look at the dynamics of power and inequality in everyday life.

Specialisations

  • Working directly with social groups
  • Social research
  • Social planning and policy 

Key employability skills

  • Global and cultural awareness
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Research
  • Team work and collaboration
  • Self-management

Related occupations

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  • A/Policy Officer
  • Account Coordinator
  • Accounts Manager
  • Agreements Advisor
  • Applied Behavioural Analyst
  • Behaviour Support Officer
  • Case Manager
  • Case Worker
  • Community Engagement Officer
  • Community Settlement Services Scheme Worker
  • Emotional Wellbeing Worker
  • Employment Consultant
  • Family Support Worker
  • Finance Officer
  • Graduate Strategic Planner
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Policy Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Public Servant
  • Recreational Activities Officer
  • Research Assistant
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Statistician
  • Strategic Planner
  • Titling Officer
  • Youth Development Worker

Employers

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  • 2 Evolve
  • Aspire
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Campbell Page
  • Commins Hendriks Pty Ltd
  • Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry
  • Department of Community Services
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Finance & Administration
  • Department of Health & Ageing
  • Illawarra Multicultural Services
  • Illawarra Retirement Trust
  • Judith, Stubbs & Associates
  • Life Without Barriers
  • NBC Employment
  • NSW Department of Families & Community Services
  • NSW Government Land and Property Information
  • O’Briens Solicitors
  • Paltos Briggs Family Lawyers
  • QBE Insurance
  • Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre
  • Railcorp
  • Sensis
  • Sutherland Shire Council
  • The Disability Trust
  • The Office of the Employment Advocate
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Wollongong
  • Waminda
  • Wollongong City Council

Formal graduate programs

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Many graduate employers take Humanities graduates as part of their Generalist streams. Below is a sample list of relevant graduate programs for Sociology majors.

  • Australian Public Service Commission
  • Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)
  • NSW Government Graduate Programs
  • Department of Health and Ageing
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Social Services

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Discipline Overview

Photography is a form of art and expression. It is a form of graphic communication that can be instantly understood by a global audience to showcase facts, inform, educate, entertain, reform, or share experiences. Photography will take you through visual experiences and critical thinking: your photos can tell a thousand words. 

Studying photography at UOW will teach you both analogue and digital technologies across a diverse range of studio subjects, whilst developing an understanding of traditions and concepts relevant to photography in historical, theoretical and contemporary visual art contexts. You will develop your own style through creative processes, conceptual skills and applying your knowledge into practice.

Key employability skills

  • communication
  • team work
  • creativity
  • time management
  • analysis and problem solving
  • critical thinking
  • technological skills

Related occupations

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  • Press Photographer
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Medical Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Television camera operator
  • Digital marketer
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Web designer
  • VFX Artist
  • Web Content Manager
  • Production Assistant
  • Digital Designer
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Documentary Photographer
  • Event Manager
  • High School Teacher
  • Brand Identity Designer

Employers

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  • Nina Photography Studio
  • Sociall
  • Merrigong Theatre Company
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Fairfax Media
  • Australian Associated Press
  • Pacific Magazines
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • Peter Izzard Photography
  • UNSW Art and Design
  • Newcast Studios
  • University of Wollongong
  • Triple J
  • Papya
  • Apple

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Discipline Overview

A major in Environmental Humanities will equip you with the tools to analyse, critique and engage with contemporary debates about the environment. You will acquire a deep and critical understanding of the social contexts through which we experience environmental issues and problems such as climate change, species loss, adaptation, exploitation and natural disasters. You will gain a clear understanding of the role of cultural forces (histories, narratives, cultural values and ethics) that influence and shape relationships to the environment.

Key employability skills

  • Written and verbal communication
  • cross cultural awareness
  • critical and creative thinking
  • innovative problem solving
  • team work

Related occupations

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  • Archivist
  • Librarian
  • Community project officer
  • Social Policy officer
  • Diplomacy
  • Feature writer
  • Journalist
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Politician
  • Historian
  • Teacher
  • Environmental Advocate
  • Business Development officer
  • Translator
  • Tourism operator
  • Research Assistant
  • Field Officer
  • Communications Officer

Employers

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  • Environment Victoria
  • Landcare Australia
  • The Greens
  • Climate for Change
  • City of Wollongong
  • National Parks Association of NSW
  • Conservation Council
  • FoodBank
  • Wilderness Society
  • Bush Heritage Australia
  • Department of Environment and Heritage
  • OzHarvest
  • Envirogroup

Key industry job websites

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Discipline Overview

Majoring in Legal Studies will provide you with a sound understanding of the Australian Legal System and its court structure. You will learn key aspects of private law in Australia, including principles of the law of contract and torts, and be able to critically examine the relationship between law and justice. This flexible major allows you to create a degree around your interests by combining Legal Studies with other study areas. The major consists of four core subjects with a broad range of elective options, including family law, international business law and taxation law. In your final year you will undertake a Law Research Project where you will work with a supervisor on a research topic to produce a thesis addressing real-world issues, using knowledge and skills obtained in the Legal Studies major.

Key employability skills

  • Commercial awareness
  • Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Innovative problem solving
  • Resilience and self-confidence
  • Research and critical analysis

Related occupations

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  • Paralegal
  • Finance Analyst
  • Legal Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Law Firm Administrator
  • Jury Consultant
  • Business Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • High School Teacher
  • Legal Assistant
  • Project Consultant
  • Privacy Advisor
  • Forensic Document Examiner
  • Child and Family Coordinator
  • Innovation Advisor

Employers

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  • Commonwealth Bank
  • HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • RMB Lawyers
  • Kells Lawyers
  • Macquarie Group
  • Deloitte Australia
  • PwC
  • Accenture
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Citi
  • ANTSO
  • EY
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Employment Innovations
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Shellharbour City Council
  • Australian Parliament

Formal graduate programs

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Many graduate employers take Business Law graduates into their graduate programs. Below are some example employers across different sectors:

  • Randstad
  • IBM
  • RACS
  • Department of Justice and Regulation
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • National Association of Community Legal Centres
  • Allens
  • Arnold Bloch Leibler
  • HWL Ebsworth
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Legal Aid NSW
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Macquarie Group
  • KPMG
  • K&L Gates

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Postgraduate study options

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 If you are interested furthering your studies in your field, UOW offer:

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  • CRL100 and CRLP200 are elective subjects that help you clarify career direction & obtain work experience.
  • Further information on future prospects, salaries and future trends for particular roles of interest can be found in Job Outlook.
  • You can also explore the careers of other UOW graduates on the LinkedIn Alumni tool
  • Access the Hidden Job Market to find employment with small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s).
  • Find out about Graduate Recruitment Programs, fast tracked career pathway programs for graduates.
  • Career Action Plan gives you concrete actions throughout your degree to pursue your career goals
  • Career Central Resources are easy to access and can provide you with knowledge about employment
  • CareerHub Plus is an online library to improve student, graduate and alumni employability
  • CareerSmart/CareerSmart Discovery Tool are comprehensive & interactive career development tools

 

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