Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government

Are you a future leader in policy and government? This course provides you with the skills and knowledge required to advance with confidence in these areas.

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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

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma with a weighted average mark at least 60 per cent are eligible for admission to the Master of Law, Policy and Government.
Students who complete the Graduate Diploma with a weighted average mark at least 60 per cent are eligible for admission to the Master of Law, Policy and Government.

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
24
Total Course Fee - 2019
$16,100.00

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.

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 60 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 60 per cent; and
(iii) at least two years of relevant professional experience;
or
(d)(i) a level and duration of education considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course; and
(ii) at least two years of relevant professional experience.

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 postgraduate course is available to law and non-law graduates who seek a greater understanding of socio-legal theory, policy development and the skills required to work in or with government.
Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • For more information and unit availability visit the Faculty of Law web page
Weekly contact time
  • Variable - includes intensive teaching blocks
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 21340
CRICOS code
  • 083852B
Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • For more information and unit availability visit the Faculty of Law web page
Weekly contact time
  • Variable - includes intensive teaching blocks
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 21340
CRICOS code
  • 083852B
Full time/part time duration
  • 6 months
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government

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) from Group A, and option units to the value of 18 points from Group B.

Students without a recognised Law degree, take all units (12 points) from Group A, and option units to the value of 12 points from Group B.
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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.

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