Law School

Postgraduate Law, Policy and Government

 

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  • Master Law Policy & Gov - Apply now
  • GradDip Law Policy & Gov - Apply now
Postgraduate Law, Policy and Government
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Legal CPD and Professional Development

Postgraduate Law units are aligned with the Faculty of Law's CPD short courses. For CPD or Professional Development registration visit the Executive Education webpage.


 
With increasing government focus on planning and regulation, there is a clear need for individuals with a high level of understanding of policy and governance. As a direct response to the need for graduates with this specific knowledge, UWA offers a Graduate Diploma and Master in Law, Policy and Government.


These courses will provide students with an advanced understanding of socio-legal theory, policy development and the skills required to work in or with governments. Combining both theory and practically oriented units, these courses are suited to those looking to build a career in the public sector, working as legal practitioners or those in private industry where it intersects with government approval, regulation and compliance.

Why study Postgraduate Law, Policy and Government?

  • Develop a strong understanding of socio-legal theory, policy development and the skills required to work in or with governments
  • Aquire specialist knowledge and practical skills in policy and government for a range of careers
  • Focus on your area of interest through electives undertaken in the Masters
  • Access a greater number of career opportunities in a competitive employment market
  • Learn from, and develop links with practitioners and experts throughout your study enhancing your networks

Course Structure and Units of Study

The Master of Law, Policy and Government consists of units to the value of 48 points (one year full-time) and the Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government is a 24 point course (6 months). 
 
The Law, Policy and Government 2017 timetable and link to sample study plans.

Admission requirements - Graduate Diploma

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma, you must meet the following requirements:

  • a bachelor’s degree in a cognate (related) area with a weighted average mark of at least 60%, or equivalent, as recognised by the Faculty; or
  • a level and duration of education as well as a minimum of two years of professional experience considered by the Faculty to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.

Admission requirements - Masters

To be eligible for admission to the Masters, you must meet the following requirements:

  • a bachelor’s degree in a cognate (related) area with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or
  • the Graduate Diploma Law, Policy and Government of this University with a weighted average mark of at least 60%.

Applications

Applications for both the Graduate Diploma and the Masters are now open.

International students

The University of Western Australia also recommends International students visit international.uwa.edu.au/students/esos for information about the study environment, support services.  International students can apply by contacting the International Centre at pginternational@uwa.edu.au

Gain a world-class degree

  • UWA is in the top 1% of World Universities and the only Western Australian University part of the prestigious Group of Eight.
  • UWA is member of the Worldwide Universities Network of 16 member universities from across four continents and is also a member of the Matariki Network of Universities, a global group of high-quality universities across seven nations.
  • The Law School has over 80 years of academic excellence – graduates have built rewarding careers in the legal, government, education, business and the not-for-profit sectors.
  • UWA Law alumni have attained success at the highest levels and include a former Prime Minister, Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence, Chief Justices of the High Court and State Supreme Courts, Attorneys-General and Solicitors-General.
  • Awards and honours conferred on UWA Law alumni include Australian of the Year, Rhodes Scholarships and the Order of Australia.

Enquiries

For further course information please contact askUWA which provides answers to common questions. 


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