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Juridical Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #43 (QS) ,
The Doctor of Juridical Science degree at the University of New South Wales provides an opportunity to combine a doctoral thesis with the coursework component of an LLM degree.The degree consists of one-third coursework (equivalent to one year full-time) and two-thirds research (equivalent to two years full-time) which may be in an area encountered by the student while undertaking coursework. 

About

The SJD is intended to be equivalent to a PhD and therefore one of the highest degrees that a university can award. The degree is intended to prepare candidates for an academic career, or for high level research and policy formulation. While exceeding the requirements of most practising lawyers who wish to undertake a higher degree, the SJD is widely accepted by the profession as an indicator of expertise and original contribution to an area of knowledge as is the case in North America and elsewhere overseas. 

The coursework component of the Juridical Science degree at the University of New South Wales is described under the entry for LLM by Coursework. All coursework units must be completed before the commencement of the dissertation. After completion of at least four coursework units, students intending to enrol in the dissertation may submit an outline of a proposed topic to the Director of Postgraduate Research. 

The topic of the dissertation, which may be a development of one or more coursework units, must be nominated by the candidate and approved by the Higher Degree Committee of the Faculty of Law. The dissertation must amount to an original contribution to a field of study, and be of publishable quality. It will be assessed by not less than two external examiners appointed by the Faculty Higher Degree Committee. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business and commercial law
  • Constitutional law
  • Criminal law and justice
  • Evidence and civil procedure
  • Human rights and social justice
  • Indigenous law
  • Intellectual property

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS Course Code: 022168E
  • Video clip:  Applicants need to prepare a short video (max 5 minutes) introducing themselves and why they want to be a part of the program.
  • Statement of research interests
  • Electronic transcripts
  • Grading systems
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • GTE/Financial Declaration Form

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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