Southern Cross University

Introduction

Facts, figures, rankings and awards

Southern Cross University is a progressive, young and connected regional research university, with vibrant campuses in northern New South Wales and the southern Gold Coast. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and many are available in a dynamic online form. Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we deliver exciting, contemporary and high-quality learning experiences.

Why SCU?

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 20Bold, progressive and just 23 years of age – Southern Cross University is one of the Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Universities and one of the world’s Top 50 Generation Y Universities.

Our contemporary campuses, with purpose-built state-of-the-art facilities, are located on the east coast of Australia, at the Gold Coast in Queensland, and in Lismore and Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. All are unique regions renowned for their natural beauty and ecological diversity, providing living laboratories for learning and creative hubs for artistic endeavour.

Branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are operated in collaboration with EduCo on behalf of Southern Cross University. The University also operates The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia. We also deliver degrees with collaborators in China, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.

We have a large and diverse range of courses available online, offering interactive and immersive learning experiences wherever our students are.

Whether studying on-campus, online, or both, we deliver exciting, contemporary and high-quality learning experiences.

We aim to produce graduates who are career ready, world ready and digitally literate, and who experience an academic environment distinctive for its personal approach.

The University has a strong focus on industry and community collaboration to produce engaged teaching and research outcomes.

This connectivity is seeing Southern Cross University lead the $13.8m national Farming Together Pilot Program, partnering with the Northern Rivers Co-operatives Alliance and the Australian Government. The University has also introduced an important new Centre for Organics Research with the NSW Department of Primary Industries.

In the latest Excellence in Research for Australia report, Southern Cross achieved outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 24 research fields. In nine research fields, the University was evaluated at the highest possible classification of 'well above world standard'. This was achieved in the fields of Geochemistry, Oceanography, Environmental Science and Management, Zoology, Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Crop and Pasture Production, Forestry Sciences, Nursing, Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Campuses

Southern Cross University is a vibrant, contemporary Australian university with beautiful campuses on the Gold Coast, Lismore and Coffs Harbour.

Sydney, Melbourne and Perth branch campuses (International students)

Southern Cross University's branch campuses at Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth are conveniently located in the central business districts.

Studying at SCU Sydney, Melbourne or Perth gives international students the opportunity to complete undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in three of the world's most liveable cities. Southern Cross University collaborates with EduCo Sydney Branch Pty Ltd for the operation of the SCU Sydney, Melbourne and Perth branch campuses.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

LLB

Bachelor of Laws (Graduate)

Online Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years March 2019 Australia Bilinga Lismore + 3 more

The graduate entry Bachelor of Laws at Southern Cross University is a three-year degree which meets the requirements for admission as a lawyer throughout Australia. [+]

Whether you are defending a client in court, challenging a ruling in a sports tribunal, building a case to protect the environment, or wanting to kick-start a corporate career, a law degree is an incredibly useful qualification to have.The graduate entry Bachelor of Laws at Southern Cross University is a three-year degree which meets the requirements for admission as a lawyer throughout Australia. Some graduate-entry students may choose to specialize in fields of law relevant to their previous degree.Because laws have impacts on so many aspects of our lives, a legal degree is designed to equip you with the fundamentals of good legal practice. In addition, at Southern Cross, our commitment to ethics, social justice, and experience-based learning means that our law students are exposed to a broad range of learning opportunities that aren’t found at many other universities.This course will equip you with the skills to start a legal career and practice as a lawyer, and will also prepare you for a wide range of careers in corporate management, philanthropic organizations or the private sector.A small number of units include compulsory on-campus workshops for all students.... [-]


Bachelor of Laws (Undergraduate)

Online Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 years March 2019 Australia Bilinga Lismore + 3 more

Because laws have impacts on so many aspects of our lives, a legal degree is designed to equip you with the fundamentals of good legal practice. In addition, at Southern Cross, our commitment to ethics, social justice, and experience-based learning means that our law students are exposed to a broad range of learning opportunities that aren’t found at many other universities. [+]

Whether you are defending a client in court, challenging a ruling in a sports tribunal, building a case to protect the environment, or wanting to kick-start a corporate career, a law degree is an incredibly useful qualification to have.Because laws have impacts on so many aspects of our lives, a legal degree is designed to equip you with the fundamentals of good legal practice. In addition, at Southern Cross, our commitment to ethics, social justice, and experience-based learning means that our law students are exposed to a broad range of learning opportunities that aren’t found at many other universities.This four-year course will equip you with the skills to start a legal career and practice as a lawyer, and will also prepare you for a wide range of careers in corporate management, philanthropic organizations or the private sector.... [-]


Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, Bachelor of Laws

Online Campus Full time Part time 5 - 10 years March 2019 Australia Lismore + 2 more

This five-year double degree program opens a range of career opportunities to people who are passionate about social justice and keen not to just see a difference but also be the difference. [+]

If you want to know not only how the law operates, but also why, then this double degree may be for you.This five-year double degree program opens a range of career opportunities to people who are passionate about social justice and keen not to just see a difference but also be the difference.

While a law degree provides you with the skills to work in legal practice, the Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies provides a broader range of insights to people with interests in social justice, policy development, politics, and analysis.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities typically include: as barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas of private, corporate or government organizations.... [-]


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