OUA announced the release of a significant new undergraduate addition to their platform—the University of New England (UNE) Bachelor of Laws.

Open Universities Australia (OUA) has today announced the release of a significant new undergraduate addition to their platform—the University of New England (UNE) Bachelor of Laws, building the array of online higher education choices available for students to explore, choose and enrol in via OUA.

The accredited degree is unique in that students with no prior qualifications can gain entry via OUA’s single subject study pathway by first successfully completing four specific subjects.

OUA’s Executive General Manager of University Relationships, Janine Harper, says that providing an opportunity for all Australians to study undergraduate law is an exciting expansion of the choices OUA offers students.

‘For 25 years our core value has always been that education has the power to transform lives and should be accessible to all, so we’re naturally delighted to be welcoming UNE’s Bachelor of Laws to our portfolio with the option for students to gain entry through our single subject pathway,’ says Ms Harper.

‘Upon successful completion of at least four specific subjects, students with aspirations to enter a fully accredited law degree will be able to do so, opening up a world of new career opportunities for the students and fresh talent for employers,’ Ms Harper continues.

A law degree is relevant to a vast choice of careers, enabling graduates to secure work in a wide range of fields.

‘Graduates may choose to pursue a career within a private legal practice or they could explore the many interesting opportunities available across corporate, government and community sectors. Alternatively, there are many non-legal career options for law graduates, making it a fantastic generalist degree,’ says Ms Harper.

Employment prospects for graduates are positive, with the 2017 Graduate Outcomes Survey funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, stating that 85.3% of those who completed law and paralegal studies ended up in employment.

OUA has a long-standing relationship with UNE, which began in 2010.

‘It’s wonderful to be extending our partnership with UNE by introducing the Bachelor of Laws to the OUA portfolio, which reinforces the value our providers see in the OUA platform and our ability to grow their enrolments’ says Ms Harper.

The addition of the Bachelor of Laws to OUA’s fast growing and extensive portfolio means that students now have multiple law-related subjects and programs to choose from through OUA, including the Juris Doctor, Bachelor of Commerce (Business Law) and Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Studies.

To find out more on UNE’s Bachelor of Laws through OUA visit www.open.edu.au.

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