Doctor of Philosophy Integrated (Law)

Course summary

The Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) (Law) is a four-year research degree incorporating a traditional three-year PhD thesis with one year of coursework subjects, combining generic research training and discipline-specific content into a single degree.

Undertaken in the first year of your degree, the coursework component comprises research training skills and individual coursework subjects. Research skills typically include research methodology, literature review and critical analysis, as well as advanced topics or a minor research project. The individual subjects are normally chosen from options within the Masters by coursework degrees from the Law discipline, allowing you to obtain deeper content knowledge in your area of specialisation.

International students intending to become university researchers and teachers in their home country will benefit from exposure to Australian teaching methods through these subjects.

The research component is the same as for the three-year PhD program and leads to the production of a written thesis. The thesis, which involves a significant contribution to your field of knowledge, must be no longer than 100,000 words in length.

In order to progress to the research component, you must complete the first year with an average of 65%, including 65% in each research training skills subject. You will develop your specific research topic before progressing to the research component.

For more information regarding the course structure, visit UOW's Research and Innovation website.

Course information

Study area

Law, Research

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

210

Duration

4 years (8 sessions) full-time

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

079632D

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should have a minimum of four years of study at degree level, either a four-year Bachelor degree, or a Bachelor degree plus Masters by Coursework, with a minimum Credit average (65% or GPA 3.0 out of 4.0), or equivalent.
Applicants for the PhD Integrated are encouraged to contact the Head of Postgraduate Studies (HPS) in their discipline area to obtain advice relating to potential research topics and supervisors. The HPS will also provide advice on the style and content needed for their research proposal. HPS contacts can be found at: www.uow.edu.au/research/rsc/prospective/index.html

Special Admission Requirements
All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
  • contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

The maximum amount of external credit that can be awarded at the postgraduate level is 50% of the credit point value of the UOW course.

For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$15,312 (2019)

$122,496 (2019)

Exempt for the normal time limit of the course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should have a minimum of four years of study at degree level, either a four-year Bachelor degree, or a Bachelor degree plus Masters by Coursework, with a minimum Credit average (65% or GPA 3.0 out of 4.0), or equivalent.
Applicants for the PhD Integrated are encouraged to contact the Head of Postgraduate Studies (HPS) in their discipline area to obtain advice relating to potential research topics and supervisors. The HPS will also provide advice on the style and content needed for their research proposal. HPS contacts can be found at: www.uow.edu.au/research/rsc/prospective/index.html

Special Admission Requirements
All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
  • contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.0

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.5

TOEFL (Internet-based)

100

20

20

20

20

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

The maximum amount of external credit that can be awarded at the postgraduate level is 50% of the credit point value of the UOW course.

For further information contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 (within Australia) or +61 2 4221 3218 (if overseas).

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$15,312 (2019)

$122,496 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 27 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close
Higher Degree Research (HDR) applications can be submitted online at any time. However, applicants applying for an HDR course that includes coursework are not permitted to enrol after the commencement of second week of session.

2019 Spring

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 22 July 2019
Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close
Higher Degree Research (HDR) applications can be submitted online at any time. However, applicants applying for an HDR course that includes coursework are not permitted to enrol after the commencement of second week of session.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills in a discipline area to plan and execute a substantial piece of research that makes a contribution to knowledge;
2 Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and critically reflect on, synthesise and evaluate complex information, problems, concepts, and theories
3 Communicate a coherent and sustained argument, explaining and disseminating research results and conclusions to peers and to the community;
4 Apply advanced knowledge of research, research integrity, ethics and the rights and safety of others, to plan and execute a substantial piece of research with a high level of autonomy, accountability, adaptability and responsibility for personal outputs.

Course Structure - Arts

Students complete 48 credit points of coursework (including 24 credit points of research training subjects i.e. Core ARTS901) and a substantial research component (thesis).

Students progressing to the research component (thesis) will have developed their specific research topic before commencing the research component (thesis). They will enrol in THES924 Thesis (full-time) or THES912 Thesis (part-time). 

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Core
ARTS901 Humanities and Social Science Research Methods 24
Electives
BCM 905 Special Topics in Communication and Media Studies 24
ELL 905 Special Topics in English Language & Linguistics 24
ENGL905 Special Topics in English Literatures 24
GWP 800 Global Workplace Practice 6
INDS905 Special Topics in Indigenous Studies 24
SOC 905 Special Topics in Sociology 24
STS 905 Special Topics in Science and Technology Studies 24
Plus ONE from the following:
THES924 Thesis Full Time 24
THES912 Thesis Part Time 12

^ GWP 800 Global Workplace Practice is only available to international students to enrol.

Course Structure - Creative Arts

*Please Note - This course is not available to commencing students in 2019

In order to progress to the research component (thesis), PhD (Integrated) students must complete research subject at 65% or higher and the two coursework subjects with an average of 65%.

Students not meeting these requirements may be offered an alternative of transferring into a Masters program.

Students progressing to the research component (thesis) will have developed their specific research topic before commencing the research component (thesis). They will enrol in THES924 Thesis (full-time) or THES912 Thesis (part-time).

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Core
ARTS901 Humanities and Social Science Research Methods 24
Plus coursework subjects in the area of specialisation:
Creative Writing
WRIT910 Analysis of Texts 12
WRIT911 Literary Composition 12
Graphic Design
DESN910 Graphic Design Theory and Industry Research Methodologies 12
DESN911 Studies in Process and Analysis - Graphic Design 12
Media Arts
DESN910 Graphic Design Theory and Industry Research Methodologies 12
DESN911 Studies in Process and Analysis - Graphic Design 12
or
VISA910 Visual Arts Theory 12
VISA911 Studies in Process and Analysis - Visual Arts 12
Music Composition
MUS 910 Music Analysis 12
MUS 915 Studies in Composition Technique 12
Theatre
THEA910 Theatre Analysis 12
THEA911 Advanced Techniques in Theatre 12
Visual Arts
VISA910 Visual Arts Theory 12
VISA911 Studies in Process and Analysis - Visual Arts 12
Plus ONE from the following:
THES924 Thesis Full Time 24
THES912 Thesis Part Time 12
The following elective may also be chosen:
GWP 800 Global Workplace Practice 6

^ GWP 800 Global Workplace Practice is only available to international students to enrol

Course Structure - Law

This course is currently available in ocean law, maritime security and marine resources management. For enquiries relating to other areas of Law, please contact the Head of Postgraduate Studies.

Students complete 48 credit points of coursework (including 24 credit points of research training subjects) and a substantial research component.

Students will choose coursework subjects in consultation with their Head of Postgraduate Studies (HPS).

Students progressing to the research component (thesis) will have developed their specific research topic before commencing the research component (thesis). They will enrol in THES924 Thesis (full-time) or THES912 Thesis (part-time).

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
CMP 901 Strategy and Sea Power 8
CMP 902 Law of the Sea 8
CMP 904 Maritime Regulation and Enforcement 8
CMP 905 Legal Regulation of Shipping 8
CMP 907 Maritime Security Law and Policy 8
CMP 908 Contemporary Maritime Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region 8
CMP 909 International Marine Environmental Law 8
CMP 910 Selected Topic in Maritime Studies 8
CMP 911 Research Project in Maritime Studies 8
CMP 912 Minor Thesis in Maritime Studies 16
CMP 914 International Fisheries Law 8
CMP 915 Fisheries Management 8
CMP 916 Fisheries and Development 8
CMP 917 Integrated Monitoring, Control and Surveillance 8
CMP 918 International Fish Trade 8
GWP 800 Global Workplace Practice 6
Plus ONE from the following:
THES924 Thesis Full Time 24
THES912 Thesis Part Time 12

^ GWP 800 Global Workplace Practice is only available to international students to enrol

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

The UOW School of Law is one of Australia's leaders in postgraduate legal research, with strengths in:

  • Criminal law
  • Comparative law in the Asia-Pacific
  • Human rights law
  • International economic and business law
  • Intersectional research into law and society
  • Ocean resources and security
  • Social justice

With one of the lowest ratios of students to staff of any Australian law school, it includes qualified staff from Australian and overseas universities, and from the legal profession, whose expertise covers a wide range of specialist areas of law.

Graduates of our Doctoral and Masters programs are engaged in influential positions in courts, government agencies, private firms and universities throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.