Our postgraduate law research degrees
UTS Law is a world-class faculty with social justice and innovation at its core. Our Law research is recognised worldwide for its quality and impact.
As a candidate of our doctorate of philosophy (PhD) or Master of Laws (Research), you will be mentored by leading academics and exposed to interdisciplinary perspectives.
We offer a vibrant and supportive community where you will be challenged to develop practical and impactful solutions that address injustice in our legal system.
What can you study?
UTS Law offers the PhD and Master of Laws (Research) to both domestic and international students:
Our research strengths
Undertaking higher degree research at UTS Law gives you the opportunity to work with nationally and internationally recognised scholars across a range of specialist fields. Our areas of research include:
- Indigenous knowledges and the law
- Health, biotechnology and reproduction
- Law and history
- Intellectual property
- Law and technology
- Migration and Labour Law
- Human rights
- International law
- Criminal law and criminology
- Environmental law
- Labour law.
The information pack (PDF 350kb) provides details on the pre-assessment and application process as well as tips on what makes a good research proposal.
Our centres and research areas of excellence
- Anti-Slavery Australia
- Centre for Media Transition
- The Australian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
- Law | Health | Justice.
Our community of academics and researchers work collaboratively within research clusters in the following areas:
- Criminal justice
- Legal education
- International law
- Private law
- Feminist legal research
- Migration and labour law
- Technology and intellectual property.
State of the art facilities
UTS Central is the home of the Faculty of Law. Located on Broadway, the unique 17-storey building is the gateway to Sydney's CBD, and reflects the nature of the faculty: young, modern, future-focused and practical.
As a postgraduate research candidate, you will have access to:
The Faculty's vibrant community through its research centres, areas of research excellence and research clusters
The UTS Library’s impressive reading room and research resources, as well as the dedicated ResHub space for research
Dedicated space for research students, including research stations, break-out spaces and a kitchen
A range of purpose-built law spaces, including offices, state-of-the-art trial court rooms and a moot court.
The Faculty of Law offers a range of prestigious scholarships to outstanding applicants of the PhD and Master of Laws (Research), including the Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship and the Sir Gerard Brennan Scholarship for Indigenous Australian PhD students.
Scholarships are valued at up to $40,000 per year for four years and $50,000 per year for three years, respectively.
Applications to the PhD and the Master of Laws (Research) are open twice per year. The Faculty of Law runs a pre-assessment process prior to applicants lodging a formal application. Your pre-assessment documents should be lodged at least 6 weeks in advance of the formal application deadlines.
Applications are now open for 2021. Formal applications close 30 June for international applicants and 30 September for domestic applicants.
More information on formal application deadlines here.
If you have any further questions, please email UTS Law Research