Faculty of Law
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Doctor of Philosophy

Testamur Title of Degree:

Doctor of Philosophy



Home Faculty:



3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:

48 per annum

Delivery Mode:

Supervised individual research



UOW Course Code:





Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) candidates undertake in-depth research in order to make an original contribution to the body of knowledge in law.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

Candidates should have an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution with Honours Class II, Division 2 or above. Candidates who do not possess such a degree may be permitted to demonstrate capacity for research, for example by first completing a Special Research Paper in Law, and should contact the Faculty of Law's Associate Dean (Research).

Course Requirements

Candidates are required to satisfactorily complete a major thesis to the value of 48 credit points per annum.

Course Program


Credit Points


Major Thesis - full-time students

48 per annum


Major Thesis - part-time students

24 per annum

Current Research Areas

    • Anti-discrimination law

    • Company law

    • Comparative law

    • Conflict of laws

    • Constitutional law

    • Counter-terrorism law

    • Criminal law

    • Cross-cultural legal issues

    • Environmental and planning law

    • Family Law

    • Fisheries law and policy

    • Human rights

    • Indigenous people and law

    • Industrial relations law

    • Intellectual property law

    • Interdisciplinary law-related research

    • International law

    • Islamic law

    • Law of the sea

    • Law society and culture

    • Maritime Policy

    • Maritime security

    • Transnational crime

Other Information

Further information is available at http://coursefinder.uow.edu.au/ or email: Faculty of Law: law-enquiries@uow.edu.au