Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies at UNE?

Not offered in 2014

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies provides an ideal basis for graduates who wish to gain a background in legal studies to be used in areas such as legal studies teaching, the public service environment, management, planning and similar fields. It can provide a refresher course in law for those whose initial studies occurred some time ago. It is also a broadening course for those who, for personal interests or vocational requirements, now wish to extend their knowledge of law into areas not previously studied.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1 Year Full-time
Up to 4 years Part-time

FEES

Full Fee
International

2014 STUDY OPTIONS

Not offered in 2014.

Official Abbreviation GradDipLegStuds
Course Type Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 020172C
Commencing Not offered in 2014
Course Duration
  • 1 Year Full-time
  • Up to 4 years Part-time
Fees Full Fee / International
Total Credit Points 48
How to Apply

All domestic students apply direct to UNE

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International students apply direct to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways

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Intensive Schools

There are no mandatory intensive schools in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies.

Entry Requirements

1. Except as provided in Rule 2., an applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma shall:

(a) have fulfilled all of the requirements for admission to a degree or qualification of equivalent standing, accepted by the school on the advice of the course coordinator as sufficient qualification for admission to the course; or

(b) provide other evidence to show to the satisfaction of the school that the candidate is adequately prepared for candidature.

2. (a) A candidate may be permitted to enrol concurrently for a degree and a Graduate Diploma provided that (except in special circumstances with the approval of the course coordinator):

(i) the candidate, as a full-time student, does not enrol in more than four units in each trimester; or

(ii) the candidate, as a part-time student, does not enrol in more than two units in each trimester.

(b) Such a candidate shall have fulfilled all of the requirements for admission to a degree before being awarded a Graduate Diploma.

3. After admission to candidature, candidates shall have a program of study approved by the Law course coordinator.

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

Advanced Standing

A candidate may be granted advanced standing for course work units only, passed prior to admission to candidature, for up to a maximum of 24 credit points in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies.

Fast Track

Trimester 3 provides an opportunity for students to fast-track their academic progression or to catch up on units required to complete the degree.

Academic Colours

Ultramarine (BCC 148)

Further Information

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies in 2014.

Admission to Candidature

1. Except as provided in Rule 2., an applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma shall have fulfilled all of the requirements for admission to a degree or qualification of equivalent standing, accepted by the school on the advice of the course coordinator as sufficient qualification for admission to the course, or shall provide other evidence to show to the satisfaction of the school that he or she is adequately prepared for candidature.

2. (a) A candidate may be permitted to enrol concurrently for a degree and a Graduate Diploma provided that, except in special circumstances with the approval of the course coordinator, the candidate, as a full-time student, does not enrol in more than four units in each trimester, or as a part-time student, does not enrol in more than two units in each trimester.
(b) Such a candidate shall have fulfilled all of the requirements for admission to a degree before being awarded a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies.

3. After admission to candidature, candidates shall have a program of study approved by the course coordinator.

Advanced Standing

A candidate may be granted advanced standing for course work units only, passed prior to admission to candidature, for up to a maximum of 24 credit points in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) one year as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to four years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points.
The program of study shall comprise:
(a) units to a minimum value of 36 credit points from units that form part of a law degree; and
(b) a maximum of 12 credit points from other units that strongly relate to legal study.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Listed Units 36-48 cps
Elective Units 0-12 cps
Total 48 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Rules.

Course Aims

Learning Outcomes Learning outcome information is currently unavailable for this course.
Graduate Attributes Graduate attribute information is currently unavailable for this course.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply direct to UNE

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International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways

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