Postgraduate

Higher Degree by Research Preliminary - Law

Gain the knowledge and research skills required for success in a higher degree by research.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This preliminary course ensures that you possess the necessary knowledge and research skills to complete a higher degree by research.
This preliminary course ensures that you possess the necessary knowledge and research skills to complete a higher degree by research.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

A faculty or the Board of the Graduate Research School may require students who have applied to undertake a higher degree by research course to complete a preliminary course to ensure that they possess the necessary knowledge and research skills to complete the proposed course successfully, in the context of maintaining the University's reputation as a university of the highest international standing.

About the course

This preliminary course is available for the Doctor of Juridical Science and Master of Laws (Research).
Higher Degree by Research Preliminary - Law

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 36 hours per week (over 12 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 20490
CRICOS code
  • 003309K
Higher Degree by Research Preliminary - Law
Status
  • Available
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 36 hours per week (over 12 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 20490
CRICOS code
  • 003309K
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
Degrees course is available in
  • Higher Degree by Research Preliminary - Law
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