Postgraduate

Master of Legal Practice

Study a Master of Legal Practice and you’ll graduate ready to undertake practical legal training and apply for admission as a lawyer with the Legal Practice Board of WA.
2
Years Full Time

Contact us

Address

Student Central The University of Western Australia (M355)

35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

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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

Postgraduate - fee paying students

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
96
Total Course Fee - 2020
$76,000.00

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.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$74,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$76,000.00

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.
Master of Legal Practice

Accreditation

Graduates can apply for admission as a lawyer with the Legal Practice Board of WA, subject to fulfilling any further requirements for admission that may be set by the Board.
Master of Legal Practice

Admission requirements

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

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) an assessment of this qualification by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia that outlines which units are required to practice.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

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

By studying a Master of Legal Practice, you will be eligible to practise in WA. You’ll learn from world-class professors at a top 100 university and study with the next generation of leaders in legal practice, government, business and the not-for-profit sector. Graduates of this program can apply for admission to legal practice in Western Australia. Requirements for study may be set by the Legal Practice Board.

About the course

This course is structured primarily for people who have fulfilled the requirements of a law degree and who have been admitted to practice, usually in another country, and have been advised by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia to undertake extra units of study in order to be admitted to practise law in this State.
Master of Legal Practice

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 21560
CRICOS code
  • 098378M
Master of Legal Practice
Status
  • Available 2020/2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 21560
CRICOS code
  • 098378M
Full time/part time duration
  • Up to 2 years, with possible reduction depending on recognised prior learning.
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Legal Practice

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

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Western Australia's premier Law School

The UWA Law School is ranked in the top 100 law schools in the world (QS 2021, THE 2020). You will join and contribute to 90 years of excellence: we were the first law school established in WA and the fifth oldest in Australia.

Our graduates include a Prime Minister, a Governor of Western Australia, State Ministers, Justices of the Supreme Court of WA, a Young Australian of the Year, Rhodes Scholars, and more.

While we have a long and proud history, we're also a closely-knit, creative and progressive Law School, fostering critical thought, ethical scholarship and practice, a deep connection to our Indigenous past and present, and supportive student culture based upon wellbeing and inclusion.

Master of Legal Practice

Accreditation

Graduates can apply for admission as a lawyer with the Legal Practice Board of WA, subject to fulfilling any further requirements for admission that may be set by the Board.
Master of Legal Practice
Meet the faculty

Course Coordinator Professor Natalie Skead

Professor Natalie Skead

Professor Natalie Skead is the Dean and Head of School of the UWA Law School. A national award-winning law teacher, Professor Skead teaches and researches in Equity and Trusts, Property, Remedies, Proceeds of Crime, and Legal Education.

Professor Skead practised law in South Africa for 10 years before moving to Australia and completing her doctorate at UWA. She is also director of the Perth Centre for Energy and Resources Arbitration.

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The Law School at The University of Western Australia provides students with one of the leading and most progressive legal degrees in the world.