Gain a competitive edge locally, nationally and globally.

Postgraduate

Master of Law, Policy and Government

Are you a future leader in policy and government? This course will further expand your skills and knowledge to advance with confidence in these areas.

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Frequently asked questions

Events you may be interested in

Show more events

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This course opens career opportunities for those seeking employment within the public sector. You may also choose to work as a legal practitioner or in private industry where it intersects with government approval, regulation and compliance.
This course opens career opportunities for those seeking employment within the public sector. You may also choose to work as a legal practitioner or in private industry where it intersects with government approval, regulation and compliance.

Further Study

You can elect to take a research component of your course which will provide a pathway to further studies. Research options include Doctor of Juridical Science, Master of Philosophy by research, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Laws.
You can elect to take a research component of your course which will provide a pathway to further studies. Research options include Doctor of Juridical Science, Master of Philosophy by research, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Laws.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2019
$32,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2018
$37,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$37,300.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
or
(b)(i) a bachelor's degree in a cognate area, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;
or
(c)(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; and
(iii) at least two years of relevant professional experience;
or
(d)(i) completed 24 points of the Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government of this University1; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.
1 Credit for units completed in this course will only be given if the course is not conferred.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

With increasing government focus on planning and regulation, there is a clear need for individuals with a high level of understanding of policy and governance. This course provides that understanding.

About The Course

This course is available to law and non-law graduates seeking an advanced understanding of socio-legal theory, policy development and the skills required to work in or with government.
Master of Law, Policy and Government

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • For further information and unit availability visit the Law School web page.
Weekly contact time
  • Variable - includes intensive teaching blocks.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 21530
CRICOS code
  • 083871K
Master of Law, Policy and Government
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • For further information and unit availability visit the Law School web page.
Weekly contact time
  • Variable - includes intensive teaching blocks.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 21530
CRICOS code
  • 083871K
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Law, Policy and Government - Coursework

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Students with a recognised Law degree, take POLS5501 Public Policy (6 points), and option units to the value of 18 points from Group A and 24 points from Group B, of which at least 12 points must be LAWS coded.

Students without a recognised Law degree, take both core units (12 points) and option units to the value of 18 points from Group A and 18 points from Group B, of which at least 6 points must be LAWS coded.

Enrolment in SVLG5001 McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship is subject to approval by the course coordinator and is based on the suitability of the socio-legal study project.
QILT 2019

Our Postgraduates earn more. The starting salary in Law and Paralegal exceeds the national average.

QILT 2019
VIDEO

Meet our students

man smiling in library
Study Abroad

Taking you global

Taking you global text
VIDEO

Why study a postgrad?

Why study PG
STUDY YOUR WAY

Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

STUDY YOUR WAY
Julius Caesar the Juris Dogtor

Therapy dog a furry friend for law students

student with julius on lap
CRICOS Code: 00126G
Updated
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 7:02 AM (this date excludes nested assets)
Feedback
[email protected]
Content ID
b4b81c3b-9c0b-4431-9eca-5308f980822d