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Legal Science - Research, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #442 (QS) ,
The Doctor of Legal Science (Research) is an industry and professional focused program which combines course and thesis work in an area of legal discipline that is of interest to you, providing you with the opportunity to deepen your research skills and knowledge in an area of the law.

About

The Doctor of Legal Science (Research) (SJD) is a higher degree by research program awarded for a combination of coursework followed by a 50,000 word thesis.

 Students with an awarded Master of Laws (LLM) may choose to reduce the coursework component in lieu of a longer thesis. 

The thesis represents a significant contribution to the knowledge or understanding of an aspect of law and demonstrates the capacity of the student to carry out independent research at an appropriate level.

This program provides you with the research skills for academic careers in the university sector or research roles in law or related fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Common Law and Legal Skills
  • The Digital Lawyer
  • Malaysian Law and Practice
  • Insolvency Law and Practice
  • Clinical Legal Placement
  • Taxation Law
  • Canadian Administrative Law
  • Canadian Constitutional Law
  • Canadian Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Foundations of Canadian Law
  • Employment and Labour Relations Law

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    98

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 093848D
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor with Honours, Master of Laws degree or equivalent.
  • Candidates for the Doctor of Legal Science (Research) degree must satisfy the Dean that they have the academic, research and writing abilities to produce a written research thesis in English of approximately 50,000 words.
  • Admission is on the basis of an approved research proposal and availability of appropriate supervision. Applicants are required to complete six subjects listed under the Master of Laws before undertaking the thesis component.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37110 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37110 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37110 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37110 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 2020 fees: $38,410

Living costs for Gold Coast

  • 1313 - 2310 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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