48 months
35760 AUD/year
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The PhD in Law from University of Technology Sydney is a university-wide degree which involves an intense period of supervised study and research, culminating in the submission of a thesis.    

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The PhD in Law from University of Technology Sydney is awarded to candidates who make an original and distinct contribution to knowledge in their field of specialisation.

This degree is particularly valuable for students wishing to pursue a career in research or academia.

Candidates are required to submit a dissertation of approximately 100,000 words. As part of this course, students must also complete the subject Higher Degree Research Seminar.  

The candidate is required to undertake all assessments as part of the Faculty's Doctoral Framework three-stage program. In the first stage candidates must complete a formal candidature assessment, and in the second stage a progress confirmation assessment, to ensure their progress is consistent with completion of the research program in the prescribed time and demonstrates potential to complete the work to standard. Doctoral candidates are required to make an oral presentation of their dissertation six months prior to submission of their dissertation for examination. 


Career options include positions in universities undertaking research, making contributions to public policy, or other academic work, including teaching, interest groups and legal publishing.

Programme Structure

Course completion requirements:

  • PhD Thesis: Law 
  • Higher Degree Research Seminar  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 008681E   

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised master's by research or bachelor's degree with first or second class honours (division 1), or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.
  • Support for the project, availability of supervision, availability of places, evidence of research capacity in a relevant discipline and the applicant's overall abilities and experience are all taken into account.
  • English proficiency requirement is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35760 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17880 AUD per semester during 48 months.
  • For this course, the cost per session is $17,880.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 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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