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C11265v1 Graduate Certificate in Laws

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Laws (GradCertLL)
CRICOS code: 095711E
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

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

Overview

This course gives students the opportunity to build specialist legal skills in their area of professional practice, as well as theoretical and practical research capabilities as they relate to the study of the law.

The degree is highly customisable. Students complete 24 credit points of study based on their personal or professional interests, choosing from a wide range of law electives including finance, patent, insurance, human rights, copyright, family, international and common law.

Course content is delivered by a mix of practising law professionals, full-time academic staff and international visiting academics, giving students access to a wide range of expertise and perspectives on the study and practice of law. Cross-institutional study in Australia and overseas is encouraged as part of this degree.

Career options

Specialisation and development of expertise leads to careers in a range of sought-after specialist vocations in the practice of law.

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.

A relevant, appropriate first degree is the Bachelor of Laws or equivalent, or higher law qualification. Students who have graduated with a Shari'a law qualification are not eligible to apply for this course. 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

Recognition of prior learning information regarding the Graduate Certificate in Laws 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. Subjects may also be available in Summer session.

Course structure

Students in this course undertake four 6-credit-point postgraduate subjects (totalling 24 credit points).

As part of this course, students must complete 78101 Postgraduate Legal Research. Students from a non-common law background are also required to enrol in 78234 Common Law Legal Traditions in their first session of study.

Course completion requirements

CBK91269 Options (Law PG) 24cp
Total 24cp

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