Graduate Diploma of Law Research Studies

Program code

4177

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points

80

Indicative fee

$22,000.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher (5.0 GPA)

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Offered in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Friday, 31 January 2020

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

To be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Law Research Studies (GDipLawResSt), a student must acquire 80 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 10 credit points for the research methods course;
  • gain 40 credit points for the listed law electives;
  • gain 30 credit points for the research dissertation.
Exit point

To apply to exit the Graduate Diploma of Law Research Studies program with the Graduate Certificate in Law Research Studies award, a student must acquire 40 credit points as prescribed below:

  • gain 10 credit points for the research methods course plus 30 credit points for the listed law electives;
  • OR gain 10 credit points for a listed law elective plus 30 credit points for the research dissertation;
  • OR gain 10 credit points for the Honours Research Methods (6001LAW) course if an equivalent course has not been previously completed plus 30 credit points for the research dissertation.

To exit, a student should apply for a program transfer.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 8 - Graduate Diploma.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Students must complete the following courses (alternative courses may be approved by the Program Director):

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1   Listed Law elective (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 6001LAW Honours Research Methods  10
Tri 1   Listed Law elective (see Note 2) 10
Tri 1 6002LAW_P1 Honours Thesis Work in Progress (capstone course) 10
Tri 2   Listed Law elective (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2   Listed Law elective (see Note 2) 10
Tri 2 6002LAW_P2 Dissertation 2 (capstone course) 10
Tri 2 6002LAW_P3 Honours Thesis and Completion (capstone course) 10

Note 1: This elective must be from the following programs and approved by the Program Director: Master of International Law (5729), Master of Australian Migration Law and Practice (5710) or Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and Practice (4190). Students can choose 20 credit points of 7000-coded Law courses.

Note 2: This elective must be an undergraduate final year Law course from the Griffith Law School and approved by the Program Director. Students can choose 20 credit points of 5000-coded Law courses.

Exit point: Graduate Certificate in Law Research Studies (3316). To exit (after completing one of the following options), a student should apply for a program transfer.

Option 1
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1   Listed Law elective (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 6001LAW Honours Research Methods  10
Tri 1   Listed Law electives (see Note 2) 20

Note 1: This elective must be an undergraduate final year Law course from the Griffith Law School and approved by the Program Director.

Note 2: This elective must be from the following programs and approved by the Program Director: Master of International Law (5729), Master of Australian Migration Law and Practice (5710) or Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and Practice (4190). Students can choose 10 credit points of 7000-coded Law courses.

Option 2

For students with a relevant Masters qualification.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 6002LAW_P1 Honours Thesis Work in Progress (capstone course) 10
Tri 2   Listed Law elective (see Note 1) 10
Tri 2 6002LAW_P2 Dissertation 2 (capstone course) 10
Tri 2 6002LAW_P3 Honours Thesis and Completion (capstone course) 10

Note 1: This elective must be from the following programs and approved by the Program Director: Master of International Law (5729), Master of Australian Migration Law and Practice (5710) or Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and Practice (4190). Students can choose 10 credit points of 7000-coded Law courses.

Option 3

For students with a relevant Masters qualification and have not previously completed a research methods course.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 6001LAW Honours Research Methods  10
Tri 1 6002LAW_P1 Honours Thesis Work in Progress (capstone course) 10
Tri 2 6002LAW_P2 Dissertation 2 (capstone course) 10
Tri 2 6002LAW_P3 Honours Thesis and Completion (capstone course) 10