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    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    PhD (Philosophy Doctorate)

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code



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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 36,300  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law


    The power to change

    Understand the legal issues of today to influence change and impact lives in the future by undertaking independent research in an area of law that can make a difference. Develop your legal expertise and gain essential transferable skills, such as competency in advanced research, critical thinking, legal writing, communication, and project management. You will be part of a vibrant academic community that values both established and emerging areas of legal research.

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    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification or hold a the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education or closely related qualification. In addition, applicants must also have no less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    A PhD in Law can open the door to a career both inside the courtroom and out. With in-depth knowledge in a legal specialty you will be attractive to both national and international government and non-governmental organisations, in areas of legal practice, business, diplomacy, social justice, and human rights.

    Potential occupations include:

    • Consultant
    • Legal advisor
    • Practicing lawyer
    • Civil servant
    • Legal/Human rights advocate
    • Government analyst
    • Academic/Researcher

    Potential employers include:

    • Government
    • Research Institutes/Think Tanks
    • Law Firms
    • National and international corporations
    • NGOs
    • Universities

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 36,300 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
    Flinders University

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law

    Flinders University

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