The University of Western Australia

Doctor of Juridical Science

The University of Western Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00126G

This is a professional doctorate consisting of a combination of coursework units and a thesis. Students may be required to complete courses, lectures, seminars and other work as directed, or complete research preparation as directed and provide particulars of the progress and results of the research or pass an examination approved by the Board.

Designed for

Legal professionals


The course consists of units to a total value of 144 points.


  • Juridical science

Standard entry requirements

  • UWA Bachelor of Laws (I/II Hons)
  • OR UWA Master of Laws (min GPA 65%) with a 12 point research project
  • OR Bachelor of Laws from an approved university with adequate research preparation
  • Plus 2 years of professional experience in law

Study pathways

Advanced Standing (credit) towards the coursework component will only be granted on the basis of previous study towards a SJD or equivalent course.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley International: $152,100 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 9 years

Further information

Students must complete the course in a maximum of 9 years, on either a full-time, part-time, or combination of, basis.

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