|Summary of Programs|
The University provides facilities for approved students to engage in advanced studies and research in Law leading to the award of higher degrees.
The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is available in the Faculty of Law (program 1730). This degree requires the completion of a program of research over a period of at least three years full-time study leading to the preparation of a thesis of not more than 100,000 words. The degree of Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) (program 1740) requires completion of at least three years of full-time study (one year of coursework and two years of research leading to the preparation of a thesis).
The degree of Master of Laws (LLM) may be undertaken either by coursework (program 9200 - one year full-time study) or by research (program 2440 - a program of research over a period of at least three semesters of full-time study leading to the preparation of a thesis). The degree of Master of Law and Management (MLM) (program 9210) is offered in part-time mode only over a minimum of five semesters in conjunction with the Australian School of Business.
The Graduate Diploma in Law (GradDip, program 5740) is undertaken by coursework and requires the completion of two semesters of full-time study.
The Master of Legal Studies (MLS, program 9220 ) and the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (GradDipLS, program 5750 ) are coursework programs offered over a minimum of two semesters to non-law professionals. The aim is to provide knowledge, skills and techniques needed to identify legal issues in the workplace. The framework allows for postgraduate law courses to be combined with postgraduate courses drawn from other disciplines. Entry to Legal Studies programs is available in Semester 1 only. Further information is available on the Law Faculty website at www.law.unsw.edu.au
The Law School introduced three new programs in 2007, the Master of International Law and International Relations (MILIR, program 9240), the Graduate Diploma in International Law and International Relations (GDILIR, program 5760), and the Master of Business Administration/Master of Laws (MBA/LLM, program 9230).
The Master of International Law and International Relations and the Graduate Diploma in International Law and International Relations, coursework programs offered over a minimum of two semesters, are joint programs of the Law School and the School of Politics and International Relations in the Faculty of Arts. The aim is to provide an advanced level of knowledge and analytical ability in relation to the issues, problems and conduct of international law and politics and the areas of interaction, overlap and conflict between the two disciplines and to provide a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the international legal system, the workings of international politics and their effect on each other.
The Master of Business Administration/Master of Laws, offered full-time over a period of two years, is a joint degree of the Law School and the Australian School of Business. The program is designed to provide expertise and knowledge in the areas of law and management and will be particularly relevant to government lawyers and lawyers working in law firms who want to develop their capacity to better manage the way their organisation delivers legal services. Candidates must meet admission requirements for both programs and will be required to submit a GMAT result with their application. For entry requirements to the MBA program please consult the AGSM MBA website at www.agsm.edu.au.
The Law School introduced two new programs in 2009, the Master of Human Rights Law and Policy (MHRL&P, program 9211) and the Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law and Policy (Grad.Dip.HRL&P, program 5211).
The MHRL&P and the Grad.Dip.HRL&P provide an opportunity for the specialised study of human rights law and policy at the postgraduate level and equip diverse graduates to be able to take up the cause of human rights advocacy from within the broad perspective of Law. The normal requirement for admission to the programs is a recognised Bachelor degree in law, the social sciences or humanities, with performance at credit level or above. The programs may be taken full time in two sessions or part time in a minimum of three sessions. Students may choose to take up to two approved courses from non-Law courses offered at UNSW.
The Law School introduced three new programs in 2010, the Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR, program 9235), the Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution (Grad.Dip.DR, program 5235) and the Graduate Diploma in Applied Intellectual Property (Grad.Dip.Applied IP, program 5265).
The Master of Dispute Resolution and Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution are coursework degree for graduates seeking specialised education in Dispute Resolution theory and practice. The program provides graduates from a variety of disciplines with a strong understanding of the diversity of fields within the Alternative Dispute Resolution continuum. Graduates who have been awarded a Bachelor degree from the University of New South Wales or a degree deemed equivalent from another university or tertiary institution are eligible to apply for admission to the MDR/GDDR program. Work experience will be taken into consideration for admission purposes where a candidate can demonstrate experience in the field of dispute resolution.
The Graduate Diploma in Applied Intellectual Property provide an opportunity for the specialised study of Intellectual Property that it is open to non-Law graduates and contains a more focused list of course offerings. It is designed to meet a perceived demand amongst both law graduates (especially legal practitioners) working in intellectual property, as well as non-Law graduates such as scientists, researchers, research managers, and those working within the cultural industries, whose work requires a detailed understanding of the complexities of applied intellectual property law.
The Law School introduced four new programs in 2011, the Master of Criminal Justice and Criminology (MCJC, program 9285) Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice and Criminology, (GDCJC, program 5285), the Master of Business Law(MBL, program 9231) and the Graduate Diploma in Business Law (GDBL, program 5231).
The Master of Criminal Justice & Criminology and the Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice and Criminology are coursework degrees for graduates seeking an interdisciplinary specialised education at an advanced level in criminal justice law, policy, theory and practice. It is jointly offered by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences drawing on the acknowledged excellence in research and teaching of criminal justice and criminology in each Faculty. The program provides graduates from a variety of disciplines with a strong understanding of criminological and legal research, and legal and criminological perspectives on the practices and regulation of criminal justice institutions and processes.
The Master of Business Law and the Graduate Diploma in Business Law are coursework degrees for graduates with non-law or quasi-legal backgrounds wishing to attain postgraduate qualifications and knowledge of the law relevant to business. The degree is of relevance to those involved in the private, commercial, government or international sectors where business law issues are relevant to their employment such as finance, accounting, compliance, human resources and marketing professionals. It is also a valuable qualification for students seeking careers in those fields where knowledge of legal requirements is an advantage.