Graduate Diploma in Laws

  • CRICOS code: 075319A

What will I study?


As a student in the Graduate Diploma in Laws, you can choose from almost all subjects available in the Melbourne Law Masters program, allowing you to tailor the diploma to suit your professional aspirations and personal interests.

Course structure

Students must complete 50 credit points of study from the subjects available in the Master of Laws (excluding Fundamentals of the Common Law, International Legal Internship and the Minor Thesis).

Subject timing and format

The Melbourne Law Masters program has been designed around the busy schedules of working professionals. Subjects are offered from February to December each year. Most subjects are taught intensively over five days, with some subjects taught for two hours each week during the semester.

Subjects delivered online will have a combination of pre-recorded lecture content, live sessions and discussion boards among other resources. On-campus subjects involve interactive, seminar-style classes in the Law Building in Melbourne.

Class sizes are typically limited to 30 students regardless of delivery mode.

Online subjects

You are also able to take 12.5 credit points of study online from the Competition and Consumer Law specialisation.


Full-time students enrol in 50 credit points per semester (or half-year period) and have an expected course duration of six months. Part-time* students enrol in 25 credit points per semester (or half-year period) and have an expected course duration of one year. Semesters without enrolments require a student to apply for a leave of absence.

*Part-time enrolment is for domestic students only. Part-time students may reduce their study load to 12.5 credit points per half-year period and thus have a maximum course duration of two years.

For detailed course and subject information, see the Handbook: Graduate Diploma in Laws.


Professor Julie Clarke

Melbourne Law School's Graduate Diploma in Laws is a graduate degree in law of the highest quality, with one of the largest subject ranges in the world. More than 150 subjects are offered. Associate Dean, Melbourne Law Masters - Julie Clarke

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