For students in non-Law programs

Students from a non-Law program who wish to transfer into Law are expected to meet the below criteria to be considered for entry into Law:

  • have completed a minimum of 48 units of credit (UOC) at UNSW and
  • have not failed any course; and
  • are not in the final year of their current program

Entry into Law remains competitive as non-Law IPT is only offered in Term 1. The average WAM requirement to IPT into Law is 75.

Important information for students who have completed more than 48 UOC, applying for IPT to Law:

  • Timetabling is based on the expectation that transferring students will have completed 48 UOC only of their partner degree.  Due to sequencing and pre-requisites, students transferring to law with more than 48 UOC cannot be guaranteed a full-time timetable.
  • Students in the final year of their current program are not eligible to IPT to Law and should instead apply for the Juris Doctor program via Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for domestic students or Apply Online for International students.
  • Students currently in an International Studies program will not be permitted to take program leave or defer an IPT Law offer to enable them to commence in Term 3.  If the student receives an IPT offer to the Law program and wishes to accept the offer, they will be required to commence in Term 1.

Please note:

  • All applications for IPT will be considered on the basis of information available at the time applications are assessed.  There is no provision for considering late results or for delaying decisions.

For current Law students

  • Current Law students wishing to transfer to a different Law program in Term 1 or Term 3 e.g. Arts/Law to Science/Law do not compete with other internal program transfer applicants.
  • Internal program transfer between Law programs are generally approved except for students who are not in GOOD academic standing. Applications from students not in GOOD academic standing will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Please also note students wishing to transfer into Advanced Science / Law or Science (Advanced Maths) / Law will also need to be assessed by Science.

List of Law programs available

4737 Actuarial Studies / Law
3998 Advanced Mathematics (Hons) / Law
3997 Advanced Science (Hons) / Law
4783 Arts and Business / Law
4782 Arts / Law
4706 City Planning (Hons) / Law1
4733 Commerce / Law
3786 Computer Science / Law
3422 Criminology & Criminal Justice
4763 Criminology and Criminal Justice / Law
4795 Data Science and Decisions / Law
4744 Economics / Law
3765 Engineering (Honours) / Law
4759 Fine Arts / Law
4788 International Studies / Law1
4789 Media (Public Relations and Advertising) / Law
4792 Media (Communications and Journalism) / Law
4752 Media (Screen and Sound Production) / Law
4755 Medicinal Chemistry (Hons) / Law1
4774 Music / Law1, 2
4779 Music (Hons) / Law1,3
4797 Politics, Philosophy and Economics / Law1
4722 Psychological Science / Law
4721 Psychology (Hons) / Law1
4770 Science / Law
4772 Science and Business / Law
4771 Social Research & Policy / Law
4786 Social Work / Law1
4787 Social Work (Hons) / Law1
4871 Social Science/Law


1 These programs are not available to current Law students for Term 3 internal transfer.

2 Additional Selection Criteria:  Students must complete an audition for the Bachelor of Music degree. For more information and to register online to audition, please visit School of the Arts & Media.

3 In order to transfer to the Honours program, students must have a minimum WAM of 70 in the Music component of program 4728 Music/Law (Hons) and have satisfied all core, elective and stream requirements in levels 1-3 of Music.

Current Law students who wish to apply to the Law Honours program do so via the Faculty of Law.

See Law Honours eligibility requirements.

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