UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.

Higher Degree by Research Preliminary (Law)

This is a qualifying course intended for persons who wish to enrol in a higher degree by research and have not acquired adequate research preparation for admission to the Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil).

Course overview

Course title
Higher Degree by Research Preliminary (Law)
Award abbreviation
HDR Prelim
Course code
Course type
higher degree preliminary
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-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
2 years
Delivery mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Director of Higher Degrees (Research)
Visit the fees calculator.

Enquiries and course advice

Course advice
Graduate Research Coordinator, Law
Law Reception: 6488 3642
[email protected]

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

Course structure

The University Policy on: Higher Degree by Research Preliminary Course applies in this Faculty.

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


Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

The University Policy on: Higher Degree by Research Preliminary Course applies in this Faculty.