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im a bit lost...
with individual courses your allowed electives from whatever takes your fancy.. do you still get those electives if you do a combined law course? im hoping so becasue i wouldn't mind dabbling in completely unrelated areas.
 

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jgeo2000 said:
with individual courses your allowed electives from whatever takes your fancy.. do you still get those electives if you do a combined law course? im hoping so becasue i wouldn't mind dabbling in completely unrelated areas.
no you aren't. you have to follow the program and you can't do gen-eds.

yes you get electives but those are electives from your degrees.

the only more flexible combined program is arts/law.
 

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melsc said:
maybe thats why mine is coz its Soc Sci / Law?
Probably.

But in general, no. You won't have time to do any geneds.

Unless you're doing a straight law degree. There might be some room to do so. Not sure though.
 

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damn it! that makes my choice all the much more dificult....grrrr
it says at newie with economics u can do minor studies in areas like mathematics, modern languages, philosophy, politics, psychology etc...
I dont know what to do now if i get offered combined law cos economics can be just a bit boring... i do well at it but it is still a subject i'll fall asleep in.. any suggestions on what is a good course to combine law with? preferably one that is interesting and gets u a good job?
 

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I would'nt worry about what will get you a good job...find a degree that interests you, often people who follow their interests do better in the degree, get better marks and thus get a good job. Do something you enjoy :)
 

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hmmmm still makes it hard lol i dont really enjoy doing anything to do with gaining an education... tossing up between economics/law, finance/law or arts/law...
i would enjoy doing economics law a whoel lot better if i could learn a modern language and do maybe maths, politics or philosophy
 
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Well for me I just wanted to do law on its own...however it is only offered at UTS and I didnt like the look of the course plus I knew I would never get the UAI. Eventually I liked the look of Criminology so thats why I think I will do social science and major in criminology. If you were to do Arts there would be quite a few majors to choose from, so I guess if you arent sure that might be a good one?
 

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i think i need to call the univeristy lol but last time i did that they couldn't tell me... i'll keep trying till someone knows :)
if minor studies are allowed in combined law at newcastle then i'll definately do economics but if not im not sure maybe i'll have to do arts just to keep sane? i dunno so confusing.. i was also thinking if i didn't like combined law i would try get into medicine but i dont want to be stuck at uni for that long...
 

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And 5 years isn't long?? Unless you want to be an economist or go into a finance related career, go with arts/law.
 

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melsc said:
I was told for my course I can but that is at UWS. I think it depends on the Uni and course.
i'll be doing communications/law at UWS and i know you don't get communications electives - to accommodate the extra degree
 

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I'm not a 100% sure...but I remember the lady telling me that if I did a Criminilogy major I could pick other subjects such as Psycology units etc... although she may have forgotten I was studying law as well
 

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