University of Canberra

Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies

University of Canberra

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00212K

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (GDLS) is a post-graduate law program designed for those who have already completed or are close to completing a bachelor's degree in another discipline. It will allow professionals who have already completed a degree in another discipline to try post-graduate legal studies and enables them to transition into the UC Juris Doctor (JD). Students graduating from a GDLS will be able to: Demonstrate foundational legal knowledge and skills at post-graduate level, enhancing their employment opportunities. The units in the GDLS are also foundational units in the JD. Develop practical legal problem-solving and problem prevention skills. Ground their legal education in the broader social, historical and economic context and become socially responsible and ethical professionals. Develop their advocacy abilities and a wide range of professional legal skills. Through UC's close connections with industry, the legal profession and community partners, students will have the opportunity to build their professional network and apply their talents in the real world by opportunities by completing a law internship or research project.


24 credit points

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any non-law discipline, with a GPA of at least 5/7.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $30,900
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.4 years

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