The University of Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law (GDipIPLaw) is part of the Melbourne Law Masters program, which offers one of the largest and most respected IP law specialisations in the world. It’s ideal if you’re seeking accreditation as a patent and/or trade marks attorney in Australia and New Zealand, or seeking to develop and expand your expertise in intellectual property law generally. The Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law is available for both law and non-law graduates and its flexible structure makes it ideal for working professionals looking to immerse themselves in the study of intellectual property law.

Designed for

Lawyers and other professionals working in the field of intellectual property


Students must complete 50 credit points from the prescribed list of subjects. Students who do not have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction or any prior legal studies or experience are also expected to complete the two-day preliminary subject Australian Legal Process and Legal Institutions.


  • Intellectual property law

Standard entry requirements

A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) at honours standard or equivalent leading to admission to legal practice


Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys (PSB)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $22,656
International: $23,328
  • Full-time : 6 months

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