Law - L5001

Law

Graduate diploma

Are you looking for a graduate pathway into the study of law? The graduate diploma in law is ideal for law graduates and non-law graduates wanting to acquire further legal expertise, and adds value in the workplace as well as providing the opportunity to hone legal knowledge and skills. The Graduate Diploma in Law enables graduates of law and other disciplines to develop advanced knowledge and skills for legal or professional practice or higher learning, and is a pathway for entry to a masters degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Law offers you the flexibility to choose from a broad range of units, enabling you to individually tailor your course to suit your interests and professional needs. This program offers a great deal of choice as you can choose from the full range of Monash Law's postgraduate program, investigating contemporary legal issues from both international and local perspectives. This degree will enable you to acquire further legal expertise, adding value in the workplace as well as providing the opportunity to hone your legal knowledge and skills and build on your existing experience. While this course normally comprises eight coursework units, applicants holding an undergraduate degree may be given credit for up to four units for recognised work experience or prior learning.

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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Melbourne City Law Chamber: Full time
Duration
  • 1 year (full time)
Start date Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Qualification Graduate Diploma in Law
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

A bachelor degree in law (or equivalent).

OR

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any other discipline plus sufficient work based or other learning in a cognate (related) field which together constitute the equivalent of a bachelor degree in a cognate (related) discipline. Applicants will be assessed on their entire academic record with a credit average (or equivalent) preferred. As a general rule, students who do not have a credit average or are relying on relevant work experience to satisfy entry requirements will need to have worked for at least one year, although the required period may be shorter where the work experience has been supplemented by other relevant learning.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February), Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L5001

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$44,500

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 001434K

The course consists of four units.  You can choose from the full range of Monash Law's postgraduate program, enabling you to individually tailor your studies to suit your interests and professional needs. You will investigate contemporary legal issues from both international and local perspectives and acquire further legal expertise, adding value in the workplace as well as providing the opportunity to hone your legal knowledge and skills and build on your existing experience.

While this course normally comprises eight coursework units, applicants holding an undergraduate degree in law may be given credit for up to four units for recognised work experience or prior learning.

Depending on your interests and motivation you can chose a program of study in which you will plan and execute a research-based project with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability. This study option can provide a pathway to doctoral studies.