What will I learn?

Overview

The Doctor of Juridical Science is a research doctorate with a coursework prerequisite. If you have already completed a Master of Laws by coursework, this course offers the opportunity to engage in independent research on a topic relating to one of the School’s areas of research expertise. A central requirement is the completion of a thesis of at least 55000 words that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the context of professional practice.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 10.

Industry internships

We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.

Career outcomes

Graduates are likely to find roles in academia, the legal profession, law reform, politics, business and commerce, government service, and public administration.

Which department am I in?

Department of Law and Criminology

CRICOS

075399G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,400.00 (US$ 23,309) per year

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

Start date

4 November 2019, 2 March 2020

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Candidates will normally have completed a Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours (H1 or H2A) from La Trobe or another recognised university. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Australian Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 pr H2A level, or approved international equivalent and at least three years of relevant professional experience. You must also provide evidence of substantial research expertise.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper based - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT) - Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) - Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 176 with no less than 169 in any component; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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About this uni

Students at the La Trobe Law School receive a global perspective, benefit from open-door policy and a real emphasis on practical experience.

  • World standard research in Law & Legal Studies
  • Offers a range of experiential learning opportunities
  • Actively promotes socio-legal and interdisciplinary research
  • Experienced and highly qualified world-class staff