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Australian Catholic University
PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Law
Australian Catholic University
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What will I learn?

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is available in all Faculties of the University and is awarded without classification on the basis of examination of a major thesis. The requirements for the degree shall be completed by submission of a thesis which demonstrates that the candidate has made a substantial contribution to learning and appreciates and understands the relationship of the candidate’s own investigations to a wider field of knowledge. Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online. About Law Take a global, practical and ethical approach to your studies. When you enrol in a law degree with us, you’ll be signing up to make an impact in your legal career by placing an emphasis on justice, equity and the dignity of all human beings. Embrace law to fight injustice. Career outcomes Our law graduates have pursued careers as: barristers in-house counsel lawyers legal officers migration agents policy advocates solicitors

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law and Business



Study options
Duration: 3 Years
Fee: AUD 24984 per year
*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution
Start date: 2 July 2019, 2 January 2020
Venue: Strathfield Campus 25A Barker Road STRATHFIELD , New South Wales , 2135 , SYDNEY , Australia
Canberra Campus 223 Antill Street WATSON , Australian Capital Territory , 2602 , CANBERRA , Australia
Australian Catholic University - Brisbane Campus 1100 Nudgee Road BANYO , Queensland , 4014 , BRISBANE , Australia
Ballarat Campus 1200 Mair Street BALLARAT , Victoria , 3350 , BALLARAT , Australia
Australian Catholic University North Sydney Campus 40 Edward Street , NORTH SYDNEY , New South Wales , 2060 , SYDNEY , Australia
Melbourne Campus The Mary Glowrey Building 115 Victoria Parade , FITZROY , Victoria , 3065 , MELBOURNE , Australia
Entry requirements

An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have completed one of the following: an appropriate undergraduate degree with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average) or equivalent; or a master’s degree with appropriate research training in a relevant field; or an equivalent qualification and/or demonstrated research experience, with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (eg an authored publication). International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 100: minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 185; Minimum score of 176 in all tests.