This is a professional doctorate consisting of a combination of coursework units and a thesis. Students may be required to complete courses, lectures, seminars and other work as directed, or complete research preparation as directed and provide particulars of the progress and results of the research or pass an examination approved by the Board.

Course Fee:

International: $149,100

Entry Requirements:

UWA Bachelor of Laws (I/II Hons); OR UWA Master of Laws (min GPA 65%) with a 12 point research project; OR Bachelor of Laws from an approved university with adequate research preparation; plus 2 years of professional experience in law


The course consists of units to a total value of 144 points.

Subjects you can Study:

Juridical science

Study Pathways:

Advanced Standing (credit) towards the coursework component will only be granted on the basis of previous study towards a SJD or equivalent course.

Further information:

Students must complete the course in a maximum of 9 years, on either a full-time, part-time, or combination of, basis.

Who for:

Legal professionals

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info Yes Full time 4 years
Crawley No info Yes Part time 9 years
Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

Our Perth campus is located on the Swan River, just 10 minutes from the city centre and close to many stunning beaches. The campus offers a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, social clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.

For international students, Perth's warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you'll have access to the university's strong industry connections and alumni group. You'll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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