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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

PhD in Law

Undertake a PhD in Law at VU and contribute change to society, with a career monitoring and commenting on local and international legal systems.

PhD in Law program at VU
If you want to attain a deeper understanding of the law and its effects, our PhD program gives you the resources and support to achieve your goals.

Our research program maintains strong links with government and industry – offering access to real-world scenarios for investigation. We have partnerships with public-sector authorities such as the Department of Justice and Law Institute of Victoria, as well as private law firms.

Our governance research program focuses on:

  • governance and regulation
  • the scholarship of legal education
  • international law
  • courts and justice.

Throughout your study, you’ll have the support of a supervisory team of leading legal researchers. You’ll learn to present your research findings clearly and effectively in a thesis, and through:

  • conferences
  • public presentations for broader audiences
  • journals
  • books

Campus Information

City Queen

The City Queen Campus is made up of two main heritage buildings in the heart of Melbourne's legal precinct, and two smaller buildings. It has the Victoria Law School, Law Library and moot courts

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

A PhD in Law will help you advance your career as a barrister or solicitor. It also opens the doors to academic or government-advisory roles.

PSW Opportunity

  • 4 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree with thesis; 
    or
  • admissible bachelor degree Completed with a degree classification (as awarded on degree certificate) of first Division with Distinction (70%).

English Language Requirement

  • Achieved an IELTS, (Academic Module) result with an overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6) or equivalent and completed a Masters degree or a relevant four year undergraduate degree with Honours or its equivalent at a high standard.

  • Course Code: 084122F
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Doctoral Degree/PhD
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 124800 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A