Postgraduate Coursework - Frequently Asked Questions

When can I apply?
If accepted, how do I enrol and pay fees?
What qualifications do I need to apply?
If I don't have a law degree, can I still apply for postgraduate study at Sydney Law School?
Does Sydney Law School offer a general Masters for non-lawyers?
How long does it take to complete a postgraduate program at Sydney Law School?
How many units of study can I enrol in each semesters?
Can I apply for credit?
Where and when are classes held?
How much does a unit of study cost?
Are there are any scholarships available?

When can I apply?

Admission is open for both February and July Semesters. Candidates are encouraged to apply before the relevant deadline. However, in special circumstances late applications may be accepted. Late applications cannot be accepted if it is not received well in advance of the commencement of any pre-requisite units. Please contact the Law School before submitting a late application.

If accepted, how do I enrol and pay fees?

Notification of admission occurs shortly after application submission. If successful, candidates are sent information about enrolment. Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. If you are an international student, fees are payable by the deadline set by the International Office.

What qualifications do I need to apply?

Applicants need a relevant undergraduate degree of sufficient merit or an equivalent tertiary qualification. Please refer to the Coursework Programs section of the website for further details.

If I don't have a law degree, can I still apply for postgraduate study at Sydney Law School?

Yes, but only for relevant specialist coursework programs. In some cases, you must have a degree related to the discipline.

Does Sydney Law School offer a general Masters for non-lawyers?

No. If you do not have a law degree you can only apply for the relevant specialist coursework programs. In some cases, special permission is given to undertake a unit outside of the specialist coursework program’s core areas.

How long does it take to complete a postgraduate program at Sydney Law School?

The duration is dependent upon the type of program and the mode under which you study. Students can enrol in a Graduate Diploma, Masters or Research Degree on a full-time or part-time basis.

How many units of study can I enrol in each semesters?

Part-time = maximum of 12 credit points per semester (in general two units of study)
Full-time = minimum 18 credit points and maximum 24 credit points per semester (in general minimum of three, maximum of four units of study)

Can I apply for credit?

Yes, but subject to approval by the Sydney Law School and only for units which have not been the basis of another quali.cation. Credit is not given to any units taught via distance or external mode, including online units.

Where and when are classes held?

Semester length units are taught once a week usually between Monday to Thursday from 6-8 pm. Intensive units of study are taught over four to five days, over consecutive weekends or a one-week block. Students should always consult the latest Postgraduate Timetable on the website for details. The total number of tuition hours for each unit of study, whether semester-length or intensive, is 26 hours. Classes are held at the Camperdown and St. James Campus unless otherwise indicated on the timetable.

How much does a unit of study cost?

Costs vary according to the type of coursework program. Places in research programs are Commonwealth Supported for local students. Course outlines and reading materials are covered in the cost of a unit.

Are there are any scholarships available?

There are a limited number of scholarships on offer to students. Please refer to the Fees and Scholarship section of the website for further details.