Course overview

Description

This postgraduate diploma is available to those with a cognitive background who wish to pursue advanced or further study in law.

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Law
Award abbreviation
GradDipLaw
Course code
20320
Course type
Postgraduate diploma
Status
Current / 2024
Administered by
UWA Law School
CRICOS code
026880D

Course details

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
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
0.5 years
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
Internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Marilyn Bromberg
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Enquiries and course advice

Course advice
Arts and Law Student Office
6488 2091
askUWA

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2024 – may be available in 2025 or 2026
NS
non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Students without a recognised law degree: take 24 points from group A and B. Must include LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions.

Students with a recognised law degree: take 24 points from group B and C.

Group A
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2EMPL5555Employee Relations Law
Incompatibility
LAWS5555 Employee Relations Law
up to 3 hours seminar
NSLAWS4227Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions
Incompatibility
Successful completion of
20820 Juris Doctor
or 21190 Bachelor of Laws
This unit is delivered intensively in 'flipped mode' and is offered twice a year. 10 online modules are to be completed in advance (opening two weeks before) of two face-to-face sessions which will run 22 and 23 February 2024 and 18-19 July 2024. Students must attend the face-to-face sessions.
Group B
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/ALAWS5114International Environmental Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
Incompatibility
Enrolment in
LAWS6114 International Environmental Law
N/ALAWS5167Comparative Legal Method
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
Enrolment in
42580 Master of Public Policy
or 42280 Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
and LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions
Incompatibility
LAWS3331 Comparative Law
3 hours per week
NSLAWS5179Law of the SeaNoneTeaching dates for this unit are 16,18,23,25 October 2024. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
S2LAWS5181Health Law and Policy
Prerequisites

Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and 30 points ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) ) for all other students LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
Incompatibility
LAWS3324 Medicine and the Law
3 hours per week
NSLAWS5219International Criminal Law
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
Unit(s) LAWS5224 Foundations of Public International Law
Enrolment in
or Unit(s) LAWS5165 Public International Law
Students must attend every day of the intensive 13,15,20,22 November 2024.
NSLAWS5220International Humanitarian LawNoneStudents must attend every day of the intensive period 6,8,10,13,15 May 2024. Pre reading will commence 8 April. Refer to the timetable website for further information. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
NSLAWS5223Theories for Contemporary Criminal Justice
Prerequisites
For Master of Public Policy
or Graduate Certificate of Public Policy students without a recognised Law degree: LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions.
This unit will run . Attendance at all sessions is 5,12,19,26 August. Attendance Compulsory
NSLAWS5226International Human Rights Law
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
LAWS5224 Foundations of Public International Law
Enrolment in
LAWS5165 Public International Law
This unit will run 5-9 August 2024. Students must attend every day of the intensive period.
N/ALAWS5230Aviation Law
Prerequisites
Master of Public Policy students and Graduate Certificate of Public Policy students who do not have a legal background take LAWS4227 Foundations of Law as a prerequisite so as to more fully comprehend and understand the unit.
NSLAWS5251International Sales Law
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and 30 points LAWS4102 Criminal Law LAWS4103 Contract LAWS4104 Property LAWS4107 Land Law LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law LAWS4106 Torts LAWS4110 Legal Interpretation
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 27 Feb - 1 March 2024. Please refer to the timetable for exact times.
N/ALAWS5254International Trade Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law LAWS4103 Contract LAWS4104 Property LAWS4106 Torts LAWS4107 Land Law LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
Incompatibility
LAWS5511 International Trade Law, LAWS6719 International Trade Law, LAWS6254 WTO Law, LAWS3319 International Trade Law
3 hours per week
NSLAWS5260Intersections of Law, Policy and GovernmentNoneThis unit will run as an intensive on 21-22 and 24-25 October as well as an introductory session on 9 September. Attendance at all sessions is compulsory.
NSLAWS5261Planning LawNoneThis unit will run intensively 5-9 February 2024. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
N/ALAWS5305Mediation: Practice and SkillsNone
N/ALAWS5378Government Accountability—Law and Practice
Prerequisites
for Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and 30 points from: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics)
NSLAWS5398Construction Law
Co-requisites
enrolment in
Master of Mining and Energy Laws (20550), Master of International Commercial Law (21510), Graduate Diploma in Mining and Energy Law (20370), Graduate Diploma in Law (20320), Master of Commercial and Resources Law (20560)
or Master of Laws (20500)
or Master of Architecture (25520)
Incompatibility
LAWS5208 Oil and Gas Project Development Law
This unit will run 20-22 November 2024. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
N/ALAWS5507International Oil and Gas LawNoneThis unit will next run in 2023.
NSLAWS5517Mining Law
Incompatibility
LAWS3371 Mining and Energy Law (formerly 200.371 Mining and Energy Law 371), LAWS5144 Mining and Energy Law
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 30 October - 1 November 2024. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
NSLAWS5521Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading
Prerequisites
For Master of Public Policy and Graduate Certificate of Public Policy, the unit LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions is recommended as a pre-requisite for students who do not have a legal background.
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 17-19 July 2024. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
NSLAWS5532Energy Agreements: Oil and Gas, Alternative Energy and Sustainability
Incompatibility
Enrolment in
LAWS6727 Oil and Gas Agreements
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 28-30 May 2024. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
NSLAWS5540Environmental Protection Law
Prerequisites
For Master of Public Policy and Graduate Certificate in Public Policy students: LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions
This unit will run online with pre-reading from 29 July. Interactive classes will be held 27-29 August 2024. Attendance at these sessions is mandatory. Refer to the LMS page for further information,
NSLAWS5577Space and Satellite Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law LAWS4103 Contract LAWS4104 Property LAWS4106 Torts LAWS4107 Land Law LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation (
)
Enrolment in
42580 Master of Public Policy
and LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 22-25 January 2024.
N/ALAWS5589Energy Regulation: sustainable oil and gas and alternative energy productionNoneStudents must attend every day of the intensive period 15-17 August. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
N/ALAWS5590Water Resources Law
Prerequisites
LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions for students who do not have a legal background, except for Master of Environmental Planning students will be required to undertake online learning modules as directed by the Unit Coordinator
S1, S2LAWS5694Research Paper I
Prerequisites
For Master of Public Policy
or Graduate Certificate of Public Policy students without a recognised Law degree: LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions.
This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.
S1, S2LAWS5695Research Paper II (12 points)
Incompatibility
LAWS5696 Research Paper III Part 1,
and LAWS5697 Research Paper III Part 2
This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.
S1, S2LAWS5696Research Paper III Part 1
Prerequisites
Approval of unit coordinator
Co-requisites
Students taking Part 1 in Semester 1 must take Part 2 in the following Semester 2.
students taking Part 1 in Semester 2 must take Part 2 in the following Semester 1.
Incompatibility
LAWS5695 Research Paper II
This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.
S1, S2LAWS5697Research Paper III Part 2
Prerequisites
Students may only take this unit if they have completed LAWS5696 Research Paper III Part 1 in the previous semster.
This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.
NSLAWS5813Legal Issues for Not-for-Profit Entities
Prerequisites

Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
or for all other students one Unit(s) LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
or equivalent
This unit runs intensively 3-6 September. Students must attend every day of the intensive period.
NS, S1, S2SVLG5001McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship
Prerequisites
All of the following LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and LAWS4102 Criminal Law
and LAWS4103 Contract
and LAWS4104 Property
and LAWS4106 Torts
and LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics for Juris Doctor students only
Incompatibility
for Juris Doctor students: LAWS5174 Legal Internship
Internship experience: approximately 100 hours; McCusker Centre attendance: approximately 8 hours

Take units as per the sequences notes.

Group C
AvailabilityUnit codeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSLAWS5117Advanced Evidence and Proof
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
or for all other students: LAWS3310 Evidence
Incompatibility
LAWS3327 Advanced Evidence and Proof
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 2 to 5 April 2024. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
S2LAWS5118Family Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) ) For all other students: approval must be given by the unit coordinator to take this unit
Incompatibility
LAWS3376 Introduction to Family Law, LAWS3377 Advanced Family Law (or equivalents)
3 hours per week
N/ALAWS5128Consumer Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) ) For all other students: no prerequisites
Incompatibility
LAWS3370 Consumer Law
4 hours per week
S2LAWS5132Income Taxation Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) ) For all other students: no prerequisites
Incompatibility
LAWS3362 Income Taxation Law
lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 5 x 2 hours
S1LAWS5144Mining and Energy Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) ) all other postgraduate students from a non-law background must seek permission from the unit coordinator
Incompatibility
LAWS3371 Mining and Energy Law, LAWS5517 Mining Law
Lectures: 12 x 2 hour lectures Tutorials: 5 x 2 hour tutorials
S1LAWS5150Intellectual Property Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
, LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
For all other students: No prerequisites
Incompatibility
LAWS3338 Introduction to Intellectual Property
3 hours per week
S1LAWS5152Media Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
, LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
, LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
, LAWS5101 Constitutional Law
, LAWS5105 Remedies and
LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) ) For all other students: no prerequisites
S1, S2LAWS5160Law Review Part 1 (0 points)
Prerequisites
Enrolment in 20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and 30 points LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and
LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
full-time commitment throughout the editorial and production process
S1, S2LAWS5161Law Review Part 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and 30 points ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law LAWS4103 Contract LAWS4104 Property LAWS4106 Torts LAWS4107 Land Law LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
full-time commitment throughout the editorial and production process
S2LAWS5165Public International Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
Incompatibility
LAWS3354 Public International Law
3 hours per week
N/ALAWS5358Innovations in Lawyering
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
, LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law
, LAWS5109 Advanced and Appellate Family Law
, LAWS5101 Constitutional Law
, LAWS5103 Equity and Trusts
, LAWS5104 Corporations Law
, LAWS5105 Remedies and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
)
Students must attend every day of the intensive period.
N/ALAWS5360Employment Law
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and 30 points ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
)
S2LAWS5503Conflict of Laws
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
N/ALAWS5528Unjust Enrichment and Restitution
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
, LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
)
Incompatibility
LAWS3392 Unjust Enrichment and Restitution
Students must attend every day of the intensive period.
N/ALAWS5541Equity Capital Markets & Securities Regulation
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering
and 30 points ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
)
NSLAWS5576International Commercial Arbitration
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
20820 Juris Doctor
and LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and five Unit(s) ( LAWS4102 Criminal Law
, LAWS4103 Contract
, LAWS4104 Property
, LAWS4106 Torts
, LAWS4107 Land Law
, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law and ( LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
or LAWS4110 Interpretation
) )
Incompatibility
LAWS3307 International Commercial Arbitration, LAWS6576 International Commercial Arbitration
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 24-28 June 2024. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
N/ALAWS5891Principles and Practice of General Insurance LawNone

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

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.

(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 6.5.

(3) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL iBT require an overall score of at least 100, a minimum score of 28 in the Speaking section, and no other sub-score less than 26.

(4) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL Paper Based score require an overall score of at least 580 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Essay Rating / Test of Written English (TWE).

(5) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) require an overall score of at least 70 and no sub-score less than 70.

(6) Applicants presenting with the UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) Bridging Course require a minimum grade of Grade A (85%) in the final CELT examination, with no band less than 80%.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—1(a) a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or 

2(a) (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 50 per cent; or 

3(a) (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 50 per cent; and (iii) at least two years of relevant professional experience.

Admission ranking and selection

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

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 20320 Graduate Diploma in Law (24 points)
  • 20500 Master of Laws (48 points)
  • 20550 Master of Mining and Energy Law (48 points)

(2) Units completed in the Graduate Diploma in Law will only be credited towards a 48 point Masters course if the Graduate Diploma is not conferred.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than 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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

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

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).

Additional rules
Credit

14. Credit will not be granted for units that were taken in another degree that was conferred.