What will I learn?

Become a leading researcher in law and its application. Our integrated program offers a path to a PhD in Law for graduates with limited research experience.

Integrated PhD in Law program at VU

During the first year of our integrated PhD in Law, you’ll benefit from intensive research training. After passing the coursework and thesis with a 70% average, you’ll begin your own original and important research into local or international law.

Our team of leading legal researchers will support you throughout your PhD. You’ll also benefit from a research program with strong links with public-sector organisations and private law firms.

Our governance research program focuses on:

  • governance and regulation
  • the scholarship of legal education
  • international law
  • courts and justice.

You’ll learn to present your research findings clearly and effectively in a thesis and through:

  • conferences
  • public presentations for broader audiences
  • journals
  • books
  • other publications.

Course structure

To attain the award of Doctor of Philosophy through undertaking the Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) students will be required to completed in total 384 credit points consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of Core studies in Year 1
  • 24 credit points of Elective studies in Year 1
  • 288 credit points of Thesis units as per standard PhD

Careers in law and legislative policy

A PhD in Law will help you advance your career as a barrister or solicitor. It also opens the doors to academic or government-advisory roles.

Which department am I in?

VU Research

CRICOS

088588F

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,200.00 (US$ 21,893) per year
AUD $15,600 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.

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

Start date

February 2022, July 2022

Venue

City Queen Campus

256, 283, 295 and 300 Queen Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,200.00 (US$ 21,893) per year
AUD $15,600 per semester; This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change for the coming year.

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

Start date

February 2022, July 2022

Venue

Victoria University

Footscray Park campus,

Ballarat Road,

FOOTSCRAY,

Victoria,

3011, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry into a research program (postgraduate study) requires completion of: an honours degree, or a masters degree by coursework with a research component, or an equivalent qualification from an approved university.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 79 (Listening 19, Speaking 19, Reading 18, Writing 22)

Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58 (no section score less than 50)

University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.

VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved

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

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About Victoria University

With over 100 years of educational prestige, Victoria University has earned its spot in the top 2% of universities worldwide.

  • Top 2% university globally (Times Higher Education 2021)
  • Revolutionary Block Model learning methods
  • VU ranked #1 nationally for Employability Skills
  • #3 in Australia for Learner Engagement (SES 2020)

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