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Professional Legal Practice

University of Technology Sydney

36 months
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1064 AUD/credit 57456 AUD/year
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About

This Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Technology Sydney is the only integrated law and Practical Legal Training (PLT) degree in Sydney, and meets both the academic and practical requirements for admission to practise law in NSW.  

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Overview

Like the standard Juris Doctor, this Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Technology Sydney is an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 9 master's degree that builds knowledge and experience in fundamental legal theory.

Students engage with industry-informed, academically rigorous and highly practical courses, choosing from flexible learning options that include day and evening classes (core subjects), block study (selected subjects) and online learning (electives), as well as selected recorded lectures and podcasts. In addition to standard part-time and full-time study modes, students can fast-track their progress by enrolling in Summer sessions to complete the degree in just three years.

Careers  

Career options include, but are not limited to, lawyer within a private firm, corporation, government department or community law centre, regulatory affairs and policy adviser in the public or private sector or legal specialisation related to students' previous degree or enhanced career options within an existing professional sphere.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations of Law
  • Ethics Law and Justice
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Contracts 
  • Torts 
  • Australian Constitutional Law

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

162 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 092803C  

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.
  • For this course the equivalent qualification required is a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than law or a law qualification from an overseas jurisdiction. Admission is at the discretion of the associate dean (education).
  • The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Tuition Fee

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    57456 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1064 AUD per credit during 36 months.
  • A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). 

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Australia Awards Scholarships (Australian Government Scholarships)
  • Dr Chau Chak Wing Scholarship (KTP Master Degree)
  • International Postgraduate Coursework Full Tuition Scholarship
  • LATAM International Postgraduate Coursework Scholarship
  • Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • UTS 30th Anniversary Study Abroad Accommodation Scholarship
  • UTS ATN-LATAM Scholarships
  • UTS Grant for Masters by Coursework Students
  • UTS Nepal Scholarship (Postgraduate Coursework)
  • UTS Study Abroad Excellence Scholarship

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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