Master of Philosophy - Law

    • CRICOS Code: 061967F

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    Graduate research degree places at Melbourne Law School are very competitive and generally only approximately 15 applicants are accepted each year.

    Selection Criteria

    All applications for graduate research at Melbourne Law School must comply with the University's Graduate Research Degrees entry requirements including English language requirements. In addition, selection will be based on factors including:

    • Academic record (particularly tertiary grades and class ranking)
    • Relevant research experience (e.g. dissertation) and professional experience
    • Relevant scholarly publications, if any
    • Academic references
    • Development of an original research proposal reflecting knowledge and understanding of the relevant field and providing a feasible framework for the thesis
    • Availability and support of appropriate supervisors (who will be contacted by the Law School's Office for Research during the application process)
    • Capacity to complete the degree, including residency requirements and hours available to devote to the degree
    • Significance and relevance of the graduate research study proposed in relation to the overall career goals or aspirations of the applicant.

    Selection Round Deadlines

    Applications will be assessed in four rounds for entry into the 2019 program. Complete applications must be received by the following deadlines for consideration in that round.

    • Round 1: 16 February 2018
    • Round 2: 13 April 2018
    • Round 3: 17 August 2018
    • Round 4: 19 October 2018

    In order to apply, you will need to submit the University of Melbourne:

    1. Research Proposal for Melbourne Law School

      To receive the Research Proposal form, please submit an enquiry by clicking on the appropriate link below.

      Enquiry for PhD Enquiry for MPhil

    2. University of Melbourne Application Form

      Please complete the Research Proposal form and attach it to the University of Melbourne Application Form.

      Complete the University of Melbourne Application form

    We will endeavour to advise you of the outcome of your application eight to twelve weeks after the round deadline by which your completed application has been received.

    Applicants may apply for selection in one round only each calendar year. Applicants are encouraged to apply after they have all relevant material and information, including grades from recent studies and the outcome of any submissions of publications or proposals to journals or publishers.

    All Enquiries

    Office for Research
    Melbourne Law School
    The University of Melbourne


    Phone: +61 3 8344 8946

    Before you apply

    1. Complete Melbourne Law School Research Proposal
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