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Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies - 018AA

Course Code: 018AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Law School
UAC Code: 880135
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 6.5, with no band score below 6.0. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.


The Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies provides a qualification for professionals who do not practise law but require legal knowledge and skills. On this basis, it is designed to provide a thorough grounding in law to students who already hold a degree or equivalent qualification in a discipline other than law. The course aims to develop in graduate students an awareness of the nature and operation of the law and the legal system, and to provide those employed in those sectors with a working understanding of areas of law of particular vocational relevance and interest. The course also articulates with the Masters Degree in Juris Doctor (852AA), provided that appropriate units are chosen and the admission requirements for that course are met.


Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government and Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 - Reception counter) or Email

Admission Requirements

Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised Australian tertiary institution. Students who hold a degree from a foreign tertiary institution may also be permitted to undertake this course.

Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies GradDip LegSt

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from Semester 2, 2014. Please contact the Faculty via the enquiry details below for further information.

Course Duration

2 semesters full-time: 4 semesters part-time; maximum: 8 semesters.


Not applicable.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies course is subsumable within the Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies and the Master of Legal Studies. Depending on the units taken, it may also be subsumable within the Juris Doctor.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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