Postgraduate Law courses
Transform your career with one of our postgraduate Law courses. We’ve designed a suite of postgraduate Law programs that fit where you are in your career and your personal interests.
Choose the postgraduate program that best suits you
You may be a lawyer wishing to become an Intellectual Property (IP) specialist or manager of a portfolio of IP products. Whichever your background, advance your career with one of our specialist IP courses.
For over 25 years, our expert academic leaders have delivered rigorous IP courses that fulfil the educational requirements for registration as a specialist trade mark or patent attorney in Australia and New Zealand.
Unique to UTS, the course is offered entirely online. There are no set times to attend online classes, you simply complete the work at your convenience. As a guideline, a 6-credit point subject requires online attendance of three hours each week over a 11-week semester.
If you’re after flexibility, hands-on experience and specialist electives then look no further than the UTS Juris Doctor. Get ready to become a practising lawyer (after completion of Practical Legal Training (PLT)), or to advance your career in another field where legal qualifications are valued.
Students can complete their course in full-time or part-time study, daytime or evening lectures for core subjects, online and block study for selected electives, recorded lectures and intensive summer sessions. Mentoring programs and a dedicated inhouse careers service have been designed to build students’ career options and confidence to succeed.
It’s also internationally recognised – where you go, it goes too.
Expand your legal knowledge with one of our Legal Studies courses.
Our Legal Studies courses equip graduates with a thorough knowledge of foundational legal concepts. We offer full-time or part-time study, daytime or evening lectures for core subjects, online learning and other flexible options to suit those who juggle study, work and life.
Legal studies also provide a pathway into the Juris Doctor upon completion of three core subjects.
Migration Law and Practice
Become a migration law expert with the UTS Graduate Diploma in Migration Law and Practice. You’ll gain an understanding of the legal principles, policies and ethical practices in the niche field of migration law. This course is offered entirely online, giving students the flexibility to study when and where they choose.
Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to sit a Capstone exam approved by the Office of Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) to register as a migration agent. We offer a free Capstone preparation module that will help you develop the skills you need for success in the final assessment and beyond.
Master of Laws
The Master of Laws is an inspiring program that gives students the opportunity to develop expert legal skills in their area of professional practice. Applicants for this course must hold either a Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, or equivalent, or higher qualification.
Students can tailor their degree to suit their professional aspirations by undertaking one or two majors, or instead choosing eight electives from a range of postgraduate Law options. Students will also have the opportunity to refine their research skills in interdisciplinary areas and quantitative and qualitative methodologies, with the Postgraduate Legal Research subject.
Practical Legal Training
Completed your law degree and ready to start your career as a lawyer?
Practical Legal Training (PLT) is a mandatory requirement for admission to practise law in NSW, and the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice will set you for success. Students will develop the advanced knowledge and skills required for a legal career, including judgement, adaptability and an ethical mindset. Best of all, you’ll be studying at a trailblazing institution: UTS was the first university in Sydney to offer practical legal training.