The University of Western Australia

Master of Law, Policy and Government

The University of Western Australia

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

This program aims to provide students with an understanding of socio-legal theory, policy development and the skills required to work in or with governments. The course combines theory with more practically oriented units. Study begins with foundational courses in law, policy and socio-legal theory. Students can then tailor their study through elective units to focus on policy areas of interest such as crime and justice, medicine and law, international law, or governance. Students can also elect to undertake a research option which would provide a pathway to doctoral studies, or to higher level research roles in employment.


The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.


  • Government
  • Law
  • Policy

Standard entry requirements

  • Successful completion of the UWA Juris Doctor or equivalent
  • Or a UWA bachelor degree in a cognate area with a weighted average mark of at least 65% or equivalent
  • Or successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government with a weighted average mark of at least 60%

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Crawley No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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