Master of Law, Policy and Government

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

This program aims to provide students with an understanding of socio-legal theory, policy development and the skills required to work in or with governments. The course combines theory with more practically oriented units. Study begins with foundational courses in law, policy and socio-legal theory. Students can then tailor their study through elective units to focus on policy areas of interest such as crime and justice, medicine and law, international law, or governance. Students can also elect to undertake a research option which would provide a pathway to doctoral studies, or to higher level research roles in employment.

Course Fee:

Australian: $32,200
International: $37,300

Entry Requirements:

Successful completion of the UWA Juris Doctor or equivalent; or a UWA bachelor degree in a cognate area with a weighted average mark of at least 65% or equivalent; or successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government with a weighted average mark of at least 60%


The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

Subjects you can Study:

Government; Law; Policy

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info No Full time 1 year
Crawley No info No Part time
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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