Doctor of Juridical Science
This is a professional doctorate consisting of a combination of coursework units and a thesis.
The Graduate Research School (GRS) manages this course.
- Course title
- Doctor of Juridical Science
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- professional Doctorate by thesis and coursework
- current / 2022
- Administered by
- UWA Law School
- 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.)
- The Doctor of Juridical Science has the following exit award: 20500 Master of Laws (48 points) (48 points)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 3 years
- Time limit
- 9 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- 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)
- Director of Higher Degrees (Research)
- Visit the fees calculator.
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; N/A = not available in 2022; 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 2023 or 2024.
Take unit(s) to the value of 42 points:
Note: The Faculty may permit a student to substitute up to 18 credit points from units offered in the UWA Law School Masters programs.
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||LAWS5215||Theory & Practice of Risk Regulation||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 7-8 and 13-14 April.|
|*||LAWS6168||Federal Jurisdiction||This unit will run 29 September - 2 October. Students must attend every day of the intensive period.|
|N/A||LAWS6175||Heritage Governance: from Global to Local|
|S1||LAWS6181||Health Law and Policy|
|N/A||LAWS6251||International Sales Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 29,30,31 July and 1,5,6,7,8,12 August. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|N/A||LAWS6254||WTO Law||lectures and tutorials: 3 hours per week|
|N/A||LAWS6327||Advanced Evidence and Proof|
|N/A||LAWS6504||Insurance Law||lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week|
|N/A||LAWS6521||Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading||Students must attend every day of the intensive period Wednesday 17 July to Friday 19 July. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS6576||International Commercial Arbitration||Students must attend every day of the intensive period Monday 6 to Friday 10 September 2021. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS6589||Australian Oil and Gas Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 February. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|S2||LAWS6590||Water Resources Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 28-30 September 2021. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS6713||Environmental Protection Law||offered intensively|
|N/A||LAWS6717||Unjust Enrichment and Restitution||offered intensively|
|NS||LAWS6726||Mining Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 28-30 October. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS6727||Oil and Gas Agreements||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 11-13 November. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|S1, S2||LAWS6750||Research Paper I|
|S1, S2||LAWS6751||Research Paper II (12 points)|
|S1, S2||LAWS6752||Research Paper III Part 1|
|S1, S2||LAWS6753||Research Paper III Part 2|
Take unit(s) to the value of 102 points:
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||LAWS6979||Advanced Legal Theory and Research Methodology||intensive/partially online|
|S1, S2||LAWS6980||Doctoral Thesis (full-time) (96 points)|
|S1, S2||LAWS6981||Doctoral Thesis (part-time) (96 points)|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in 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).
(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.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 20500 Master of Laws (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Doctor of Juridical Science course before completing it, but after completing the requirements of a UWA Master of Laws, with a minimum WAM of 65%, may apply to the School to be awarded the Master of Laws.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
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.
10. Unless the GRS determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, a student who fails to achieve an overall average mark of 70 per cent in the units taken from Group A is assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the GRS.
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
14.(1) A student, other than one transferring from a Master of Laws, must provide a research proposal to the Graduate Research School for approval, through the Head of School and supervisor(s), within six months from the date of first enrolment for the course if enrolment is full-time, nine months part-time or the equivalent if the enrolment is part-time or a mixture of full- and part-time.
(2) The report provided by the student must be forwarded by the Head of School to the Board of the Graduate Research School with a recommendation on whether the student should be permitted to re-enrol.
Academic Conduct and Research Integrity unit
17.(1) 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 and Research Integrity unit (the ACRI module) and complete within the first six months from the date of commencement in the course.
(2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACRI 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 the rules for this course.
Confirmation of Candidature
there are no exceptional circumstances, the Board, in consultation with the Head(s) of School, terminates the candidature.
Head of School: means a person appointed or acting in that capacity or the Graduate Research Coordinator of the school, Graduate Research Coordinators being designated academics who have been approved by the head of school and the Board to act on behalf of the head of school on matters pertaining to Higher Degrees by Research;