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C11264v1 Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies (GradCertLS)
CRICOS code: 095712D
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Notes

The Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies is not a professional legal qualification. Students seeking admission to practice as a lawyer should consider the Juris Doctor (C04236) or the Bachelor of Laws (C10124). Some subjects in the Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies may be credited towards these degrees.


Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

This course gives non-law graduates an understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks of their professional fields.

Students come from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, such as insurance, human resources, banking, finance and education, and work in roles where knowledge of the legal landscape is critical to their work. Course content includes foundations of law, contract and tort law.

Career options

This course particularly benefits accountants and auditors, business development managers, compliance managers, engineers and architects, financial advisers and planners, IT professionals, law enforcement officers, paralegals, policy officers in the public, private and non-profit sectors, property developers and public sector managers and administrators (especially those who work in Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Attorney-General's Department and Treasury).

Admission requirements

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.

Previous qualifications must be in a discipline other than law. 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.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Subjects undertaken within the Juris Doctor (C04236) are recognised within the Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies. Students enrolled in the Juris Doctor may apply to internally transfer to the graduate certificate. Candidates are not awarded the Juris Doctor but subjects undertaken are applied towards the graduate certificate.

Further recognition of prior learning information regarding the Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies is available at postgraduate course information.

Course duration and attendance

The course can be completed in a minimum of a half year of full-time or one year of part-time study.

The course is offered in a variety of attendance patterns, including intensive block attendance and weekly on-campus evening classes.

Course structure

The course requires completion of three core subjects, which includes an introductory subject (8 credit points) and two other foundation subjects (16 credit points).

Core subjects are timetabled in Autumn and Spring sessions and timetabled subjects are offered subject to sufficient student interest. The UTS Timetable Planner enables current and future UTS students to view subject timetables.

Course completion requirements

STM91210 Core stream (Legal Studies PG) 24cp
Total 24cp

Articulation with UTS courses

Subjects undertaken within the Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies are recognised within the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (C07122), Master of Legal Studies (C04264) and the Juris Doctor (C04236). Students enrolled in the graduate certificate may apply to internally transfer to the graduate diploma. Candidates are not awarded the graduate certificate but subjects undertaken are applied towards the graduate diploma.

Other information

Further information for future students is available on:

telephone +61 2 9514 3660
email law@uts.edu.au

Further information for current students is available on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
Ask UTS