Jurisprudence

Units of study

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Master of Jurisprudence

Exemption from core units of study should not be assumed to be automatic. Formal approval must be obtained from the Faculty prior to enrolment.
Candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
12 credit points of core units of study; and
36 credit points of elective units of study.

2014 Core Units of Study

JURS6034
Jurisprudence Research Project A
6    C JURS6035

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is compulsory for MJur students. Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students must complete both JURS6034 and JURS6035 within one or two semesters.
Semester 1
Semester 2
JURS6035
Jurisprudence Research Project B
6    C JURS6034

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit is compulsory for MJur students. Closing date 30 September (Semester 1) and 30 April (Semester 2). Students must complete both JURS6034 and JURS6035 within one or two semesters.
Semester 1
Semester 2

2014 Elective Units of Study

JURS6018
Constitutional Theory
6      Int August
JURS6019
Freedom of Speech
6   

This unit replaced JURS6019 Freedom of Speech and Religion.
Semester 2
LAWS6187
Functional Analysis of Law & Soc Control
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6187 Aspects of Law and Social Control.
Semester 1
LAWS6308
Philosophy of Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Int July
LAWS6836
Precedent, Interpretation & Probability
6    N JURS6028, JURS6029
Semester 2
LAWS6940
Theories of Law
6      Semester 1
LAWS6316
Theories of the Judiciary
6      Semester 2

2014 Units of Study offered by the Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

HRTD6906
The Philosophy of Human Rights
6    N PHIL7607
Semester 2
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence

Candidates must complete 24 credit points of units of study.

2014 Units of Study

JURS6018
Constitutional Theory
6      Int August
JURS6019
Freedom of Speech
6   

This unit replaced JURS6019 Freedom of Speech and Religion.
Semester 2
LAWS6187
Functional Analysis of Law & Soc Control
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6187 Aspects of Law and Social Control.
Semester 1
LAWS6308
Philosophy of Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Int July
LAWS6836
Precedent, Interpretation & Probability
6    N JURS6028, JURS6029
Semester 2
LAWS6940
Theories of Law
6      Semester 1
LAWS6313
Law of Not-for-Profits
6      Semester 2

Course rules

 

Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence

Master of Jurisprudence


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
JF001 Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence
JC007 Master of Jurisprudence

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full-time or part-time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's degree, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence
(b)
the Master of Jurisprudence
(2)
Provided that candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of either of the courses in this sequence. Only the longer award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in law or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification;
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Jurisprudence requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney in law or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
(c)
completion of the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence with a minimum credit average, or an equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence are set out in the table of units of study for the Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence. To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence, a candidate must complete 24 credit points.
(2)
The units of study that may be taken for the Master of Jurisprudence are set out in the table of units of study for the Master of Jurisprudence. To qualify for the award of the Master of Jurisprudence, a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising 12 credit points of core units of study (capstone experience) and 36 credit points of elective units of study.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2011.
(2)
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.