Law School

Postgraduate Mining and Energy Law


Further information

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  • Master Mining and Energy Laws - Apply now
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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.

Mining, energy and natural resources are areas of significance and growth in Western Australia, nationally and globally. The University of Western Australia is uniquely positioned through the Law School and Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law to offer high quality, industry relevant postgraduate opportunities in Mining and Energy Law.

Offered at the Graduate Diploma level and at the Masters level, the courses are designed to give legal and non-legal professionals the expertise to pursue careers in the mining and energy industries.

Why study postgraduate Mining and Energy Law?

  • Attain a high level of understanding of the laws applicable to mining and energy, including the concepts of sustainability and social license to operate
  • Engage with and learn from industry specialists and academics from Australia and around the world
  • Build a specialist area of knowledge by undertaking a Masters and electing option units which correspond with your interests
  • Benefit from UWA's extensive and long standing links with the resources sector

Course Structure and Units of Study

The Master of Mining and Energy Law consists of units to the value of 48 points (one year full-time) and the Graduate Diploma in Energy Law is a 24 point course (6 months).

The Mining and Energy Law 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 of Laws of this University or equivalent, completed to a sufficiently high standard, and at least 2 years of professional experience; or
  • completed all the units for the Graduate Diploma in Law or the Graduate Diploma in Energy Law or the Graduate Diploma in Commercial and Resources Law of this University with a weighted average mark of at least 60%; or
  • a bachelor's degree with honours in another subject area requiring at least four years of full-time study or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.


Online applications for both the Graduate Diploma and the Masters are now open.

International students

The University of Western Australia also recommends International students visit for information about the study environment, support services.  International students can apply by contacting the International Centre at

Gain a world-class degree

  • UWA is in the top 1% of World Universities and the only Western Australian University part of the prestigious Australian 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.


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

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