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.
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Course completion requirements:
- PhD Thesis: Law
- Higher Degree Research Seminar
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- 48 months
- 96 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesInternational Law Public Law Legal Studies View 4 other PhDs in Public Law in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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International35760 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.