Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies

  • CRICOS Code: 075319A


As a student in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies, 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 four subjects from those available in the Melbourne Law Masters program (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, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the subject content. Intensive subjects are typically taught over five days, either from Monday–Friday or Wednesday–Tuesday, excluding the weekend. This intensive format enables students from interstate or overseas to fly to Melbourne to attend class. Semester-length subjects are generally taught for two hours in the evening each week during the semester.

Subjects are taught in an interactive seminar style and class sizes normally range from 20 to 30 students.

Online subjects

You are also able to take one subject online as part of the Global Competition and Consumer Law program.


As a student, you will need to enrol in at least one subject per semester and will have a maximum of two years to complete the course, including any leave of absence.

academic Profile

Professor Belinda Fehlberg

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