Master of Laws (coursework)
This specialist degree is designed for Law graduates to consolidate honours research and for professionals to familiarise themselves with recent developments in law or to enhance intellectual and research skills.
- Course title
- Master of Laws (coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework only
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Throughout the year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Fiona McGaughey
- Visit the fees calculator.
Enquiries and course advice
- Course advice
- Arts and Law Student Office
- 6488 2091
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018; |
NS = non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.
Take unit(s) to the value of 48 points:
|N/A||LAWS5110||International Negotiation Practice and Skills|
|NS||LAWS5111||Corporate Governance for Resources Companies|
|N/A||LAWS5114||International Environmental Law|
|NS||LAWS5117||Advanced Evidence and Proof|
|S2||LAWS5132||Income Taxation Law|
|S1||LAWS5144||Mining and Energy Law|
|S1||LAWS5150||Intellectual Property Law|
|S1, S2||LAWS5160||Law Review Part 1 (0 points)|
|S1, S2||LAWS5161||Law Review Part 2|
|S2||LAWS5165||Public International Law|
|NS||LAWS5175||Heritage Governance: from Global to Local|
|NS||LAWS5179||Law of the Sea|
|N/A||LAWS5181||Health Law and Policy|
|S1||LAWS5182||Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative Law|
|N/A||LAWS5208||Oil and Gas Project Development Law|
|NS||LAWS5210||Working with China: Business in a Socio-legal Context|
|N/A||LAWS5211||Intellectual Property and China's Innovation-based Economy|
|N/A||LAWS5212||China–Australia Relations: Trade, Investment and Law|
|N/A||LAWS5213||Practical Issues with Chinese Contracts and Commercial Laws|
|NS||LAWS5219||International Criminal Law|
|NS||LAWS5220||International Humanitarian Law|
|N/A||LAWS5222||Working with the Written Law|
|N/A||LAWS5223||Theories of Justice and Punishment|
|NS||LAWS5226||International Human Rights Law|
|N/A||LAWS5229||The Law Relating to Conflict—Technology and Future Challenges|
|NS||LAWS5252||International Trade Financing|
|NS||LAWS5253||International Shipping Law|
|S1||LAWS5254||World Trade Organization Law|
|NS||LAWS5305||Mediation: Practice and Skills|
|N/A||LAWS5306||Arbitration: Practice and Skills|
|NS||LAWS5378||Government Accountability—Law and Practice|
|S2||LAWS5503||Conflict of Laws|
|N/A||LAWS5507||International Oil and Gas Law|
|NS||LAWS5521||Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading|
|N/A||LAWS5528||Unjust Enrichment and Restitution|
|NS||LAWS5532||Oil and Gas Agreements|
|NS||LAWS5540||Environmental Protection Law|
|N/A||LAWS5541||Corporate Finance and Securities Regulation|
|NS||LAWS5576||International Commercial Arbitration|
|NS||LAWS5589||Australian Oil and Gas Law|
|N/A||LAWS5590||Water Resources Law|
|S1, S2||LAWS5694||Research Paper I|
|S1, S2||LAWS5695||Research Paper II (12 points)|
|S1, S2||LAWS5696||Research Paper III Part 1|
|S1, S2||LAWS5697||Research Paper III Part 2|
|N/A||LAWS5813||Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities|
|S1||LAWS5820||Legislation in Practice|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
*Credit for units completed in this course will only be given if the course is not conferred.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 20320 Graduate Diploma in Law (24 points)
- 20500 Master of Laws (48 points)
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
10.(1) Part-time students, or those commencing mid-year, who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 in their first year of enrolment are assigned the progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty.
(2) Students other than those covered by (1) who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction