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)

    (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Friday, 31 January 2020

How to apply

You can apply directly to Griffith University for entry into this program. To begin your application, add this program to your shortlist.

Apply online

Next intake (Gold Coast Campus, Nathan Campus) Applications close
Trimester 1, 2020 Friday, 31 January 2020
Orientation commences Monday, 17 February 2020


Check the eligibility requirements in the sections below.


Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Law Research Studies, a student must:

  • hold an undergraduate degree in a related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (using a 7.0 point scale) over the last two years of the Bachelor degree
  • OR hold a Masters degree in a related discipline from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing)

As a condition of acceptance into the program, students will be required to find a suitable supervisor or supervisors and have their research project approved by the supervisor/s and the Program Director. Students requiring assistance in finding a suitable supervisor should contact a HDR Convenor in Law. The supervisor/s will be responsible for assessing and recommending applications for admission into the program and plans for programs of study, and will act as the nominated student contact for any concerns and issues that arise in their study. The Program Director will have final approval for admissions into the program.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Griffith University awards credit for prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information see below.

How to apply

To apply, add this program to your shortlist at the top of this page or apply for this program now (a maximum of three preferences is allowed).

Griffith will assess your first preference and will only assess subsequent preferences if you are not successful.

Once you have submitted your application, you will be sent an email about how to track your application.

For a full list of your incomplete or submitted applications, please view your application list.

Extra information

Applicants for the Graduate Diploma of Law Research Studies also need to complete a Nomination of Dissertation Topic and Supervisor form. If you are unable to arrange completion of this form at the time of submitting your application, you may still apply. However, approval to undertake the program will be conditional upon finding a suitable supervisor and submitting the form prior to enrolling. Students nominating a supervisor who is not a Griffith University staff member in the School offering the specialisation must arrange a co-supervisor from within the School and have both supervisors sign the form.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Students who successfully complete the Direct Entry Program (DEP) will satisfy the English Language requirements for this Griffith degree.

Applicants should refer to the English language requirements section of the following University policy for exceptions to these overall requirements:

If you do not meet the University's specified English language requirements, you may wish to contact the Griffith English Language Institute to increase your eligibility for entering a Griffith University program. This Institute offers a number of English language and other courses at both its Brisbane and Gold Coast branches.

Applicants should be aware that the above test scores are the minimum scores required by Griffith University for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Law Research Studies. Applicants intending to progress to Higher Degree Research studies should refer to the language requirements for those programs as they may require higher levels of proficiency.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

The University's Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy will apply.

Students who have completed relevant prior postgraduate studies may be granted a maximum of 20 credit points of credit towards the 40 credit points of coursework. Credit will not be granted for the dissertation component.