What will I learn?

The degree of Master of Philosophy is available in all Faculties of the University and is awarded without classification on the basis of examination of a major thesis. The requirements for the degree shall be completed by submission of a thesis, which demonstrates the ability of a candidate to conduct a research program, a command of the knowledge and skills pertinent to the area of investigation, and a critical appreciation and understanding of the relationship of the candidates work to the work of others within the subject area according to the literature.

About Law

Take a global, practical and ethical approach to your studies. When you enrol in a law degree with us, you’ll be signing up to make an impact in your legal career by placing an emphasis on justice, equity and the dignity of all human beings. Embrace law to fight injustice.

Career outcomes

Our law graduates have pursued careers as:

barristers
in-house counsel
lawyers
legal officers
migration agents
policy advocates
solicitors

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law and Business

CRICOS

017784A

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,736.00 (US$ 17,516) per year
AUD $51,472 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,217

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

29 June 2020

Venue

Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,

NORTH SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,736.00 (US$ 17,516) per year
AUD $51,472 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,217

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

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

29 June 2020

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold the equivalent of an Australian bachelor degree from a recognised university or institution with a pass average. Individual courses may also have additional specific requirements. English language proficiency: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing; ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 176 (Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests).

For international students

An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Philosophy must have completed one of the following:

An appropriate undergraduate degree with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average); or
Postgraduate research training (eg coursework completed to distinction level or higher or a master-by-coursework degree); or
Demonstrated research experience with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (eg an authored publication).

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 100:
minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 185; Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

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