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What will I learn?

One of Sydney Law School's key strengths Jurisprudence comprises the teaching of legal theory, with a focus on the philosophical and sociological aspects of law.

The Master of Jurisprudence is an interdisciplinary program suitable if you are interested in the principles and operations of legal systems or interdisciplinary research methodology. The course is designed to expose students to the importance of legal theory in its broad sense, which includes philosophical reflection, sociological theory and comparative enquiry.

Participants come from a wide range of backgrounds, including: law students who want to specialise in legal theory and comparative studies of law; students from other disciplines, including teachers of legal studies courses in secondary education, who require a systematic introduction to and a comprehensive understanding of the operation of law; and international students from all disciplines who want to use their studies in Sydney to gain an overview of the principles and operations of legal systems.

Career Pathways

The Master of Jurisprudence (MJur) is particularly suited for interdisciplinary studies of law, catering for students who are interested in the principles and operations of legal systems or those who are interested in interdisciplinary research methodology.

Future study options

Sydney Law School is a major international centre for legal research. The faculty has internationally renowned academic staff members whose expertise range across a wide variety of fields. Sydney Law School offers three higher degrees by research: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Laws by research (LLM) and Master of Criminology by research (MCrim).

Which department am I in?

The University of Sydney Law School

CRICOS

008406B

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$52,500.00 (28,56,366) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $52,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2006, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$52,500.00 (28,56,366) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $52,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022

Venue

CBD Campus

133 Castlereagh Street,

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2006, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An Australian bachelor's degree, master's or PhD from an Australian institution or equivalent. A minimum GPA of 4.5 out of 7.0 which is an approximate Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 percent. This does not guarantee an offer as the places are limited and offers are made based on academic merit.

For international students

Admission to candidature for the Master of Jurisprudence requires a bachelor's degree from with a minimum credit average the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1 and June/30 for semester 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities