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justice, law and legal practice

Postgraduate courses 2013

Welcome to Justice, Law and Legal Practice at QUT


Thank you for considering the QUT Faculty of Law for your postgraduate studies. We offer an engaging learning environment with high-quality courses, sophisticated technology, nationally and internationally recognised research and the convenience of a central city location. We deliver a comprehensive range of postgraduate coursework and research programs in flexible timetables to fit your lifestyle. Our style of teaching and our academic staff will stimulate you intellectually, providing you with a competitive professional edge to build your career. We are committed to developing strategic alliances that benefit our students. We have collaborated with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and IP Australia to create the WIPOQUT Master of Intellectual Property Law. This exciting and innovative program is the only one of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. We actively identify emerging areas of demand and adapt or create new courses to meet those needs. In the past year we introduced the Graduate Certificate in Applied Lawour first law qualification for professionals from outside the legal profession. It offers professionals from health, commerce, project management, and creative industries the opportunity to gain an insight into a niche area of law that applies directly to their industry. Supporting our postgraduate programs are our highly regarded law and justice academic staff who have a track record in teaching excellence and innovation. The use of advanced technology in the delivery of our courses is a well-known advantage of studying with us. Research interests among our staff span a range of specialisations, with a particular focus on commercial and property law, crime and justice, environment and natural resources law, health law, and intellectual property and innovation law. Our researchers are passionate about breaking new ground in issues that matter to society. Our research influences government policy, law reform and professional legal practice. From 2013, we will also publish two online journalsthe International Journal of Crime and Justice and the QUT Law Review. I encourage you to browse through this guide and visit our website for regular updates, events and news. I wish you well in your future studies.

Professor John Humphrey Executive Dean, QUT Faculty of Law

Contents
2 Postgraduate study at QUT 4 QUT Faculty of Law

Research programs
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Research for the real world Applying for research programs Research expertise Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Juridical Science Master of Laws (Research) Master of Justice (Research) Bachelor of Justice (Honours)

Coursework programs
6 Applying for coursework programs Justice 8 Master of Justice (Intelligence) 9 Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Law 10 WIPOQUT Master of Intellectual Property Law 12 Master of Laws 14 Graduate Certificate in Law 15 Bachelor of Laws graduate entry Practical Legal Training 16 Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice 17 The pathway to practising law Applied Law (non-law professions) 18 Graduate Certificate in Applied Law

28 External coursework programs for researchers 28 Master of Research and Development Management 28 Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation

Too busy to attend a postgraduate information event? Well come to you.


Find out about courses and have your questions answered, all from the comfort of your home or office, with our online postgraduate information event. There will be videos about courses and careers, as well as the opportunity to chat online with staff. Postgraduate Options Evening Tuesday 9 October 2012, 46pm Visit www.qut.edu.au/study/events/postgraduate-options-evening

International students
This publication has been prepared for Australian students and those with permanent resident status. Some courses are not open to international students. For more information and to check if a course is available, international students are advised to visit www.qut.edu.au/international

Course information
For in-depth information on the courses listed in this book visit www.qut.edu.au/study/ postgraduate-study

Postgraduate study at QUT

Postgraduate study at QUT is an investment in your career and your future, whether you want to accelerate or transform your career, strengthen your management capabilities or fortify your credentials as a specialist.

Why choose QUT?


Here are some good reasons students choose to undertake postgraduate study at QUT:

Course choices
You can complete your postgraduate study through coursework or research. Choosing the best option to suit you primarily depends on your reasons for study. If you are interested in using study as a way to change or advance your existing career, then coursework study is ideal for you. Postgraduate coursework programs lead to graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and masters qualifications. Graduate certificates may be completed in as little as one semester, graduate diplomas in two semesters and masters courses typically take between two and six semesters (depending on the mode of study selected, i.e. full-time or part-time). Coursework programs are often nested in design whereby, following successful completion of a course, progression to the next level of studies is automatic in the next available teaching period. QUTs research programs meet the needs of students, industry and the community through supervised research training that is collaborative, multidisciplinary and purpose driven. Choose from a graduate diploma, masters by research, professional doctorate or Doctor of Philosophy.

Gardens Point campus


Gardens Point campus is a prime location in Brisbanes city centre, beside the Brisbane River, City Botanic Gardens and Parliament Housea position that reinforces QUTs links with business, industry and government. Gardens Point campus, with more than 23 000 students, is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, theatres, galleries, and public transport including buses, trains and its own ferry stop. The Goodwill Bridge, a pedestrian and cyclist bridge, links the campus to South Bank Parklands and the Queensland Cultural Centre. QUTs centre for the arts, the Gardens Cultural Precinct, offers a full theatre and exhibition program. QUT Creative Industries productions in acting, dance and music are presented at the Gardens Theatre, in addition to work by a wide range of visiting Australian and international companies. QUT Art Museum and the William Robinson Gallery in historic Old Government House offer a program of changing exhibitions. An exciting new $230 million Science and Engineering Centre, which will be opened in late-2012, will bring together teaching and research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. It will include stimulating learning and research spaces, food and retail outlets, and a 50-metre swimming pool and gym. Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses are linked by a free shuttle bus. For more information about your transport options visit www.qut.edu.au/transport

Reputation
QUT is one of Australias leading universities with 8400 postgraduate students, including more than 2000 research students, among its total enrolment of 41 000. QUT is a major contributor to the creation of new knowledge in its areas of research strength. Our researchers address complex problems and issues with rigour and imagination.

Industry input
Course content is created in collaboration with top industry professionals to ensure courses are relevant to changing industry needs. Opportunities for you to gain professional experience through workplace projects in industry in Australia and overseas are built into our courses.

Flexibility
Many QUT courses allow for flexibility when it comes to choosing when, where and how you study. Depending on the course you choose, you may be able to attend classes in the evening, access study materials online or undertake flexible assessment options. Mid-year entry may enable you to fast-track your postgraduate study. For more reasons to choose QUT for postgraduate study visit www.qut.edu.au/ study/postgraduate-study 2

Career development
QUT Careers and Employment offers free career counselling by dedicated career counsellors, workshops on job seeking and employment preparation, resources for career management and planning to assist postgraduate students with their career development. QUT CareerHub allows employers to upload advertisements for viewing by alumni, staff and students. Visit www.careers.qut.edu.au Customised education can be delivered in accelerated group programs in your workplace. We also offer a range of continuing professional development and personal development courses that are open to the public. For current courses and conferences visit www.qut.edu.au/ professional-education QUT Alumni provides opportunities for networking and professional and personal development, and assists graduates to form meaningful, lifelong relationships with QUT. Visit www.qut.edu.au/alumni

document delivery service allowing postgraduate students to borrow from other libraries in Australia and overseas individual consultation with faculty liaison librarians for research, support and training.

Your feedback
At QUT we make sure that your voice is heard. The QUT REFRAME suite of evaluation activities is conducted each semester to seek feedback about curriculum, teaching and learning. Information from these activities assists QUT to continuously improve different aspects of courses, units, tutorials, assessment and teaching materials. Visit www.qut.edu.au/feedback

Services and support


Equity programs and support are available for:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students (Oodgeroo Unit). Visit www.qut.edu.au/about/oodgeroo students from non-English speaking backgrounds. Visit www.student.qut.edu.au/international students with a disability. Visit www.qut.edu.au/support students from low-income backgrounds. Visit www.qut.edu.au/scholarships

QUT contacting you


QUTs preferred method of communication is email. Important correspondence, for example fee information, will be sent to your QUT student email address.

Study resources
Postgraduate students benefit from free access to specialised support staff, services and resources while studying at QUT. These resources range from online services to physical spaces and specialised training. QUT Virtual allows you to access a wide range of online resources and services:

QUT Counselling Services provides a free professional counselling service on each campus for students and administers a student loan scheme. Visit www.qut.edu.au/support QUT Medical Centre provides a comprehensive health/medical service on both the Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses during normal office hours. The service bulk bills students. Visit www.qut.edu.au/support QUT Student Guild supports your academic, sporting and social interests on all campuses. It represents the rights of postgraduate students with a dedicated postgraduate student representative sitting on QUT Council, and by supporting the Postgraduate Student Association. The QUT Student Guild offers academic advocacy with independent advice and support regarding supervision and other academic issues, and welfare services. Visit www.qutguild.com Accommodation services include:

enrol and manage your study plan, and view your timetable, results and academic history online or via a mobile application access unit outlines, reading lists and the Library Course Materials Database from QUT Blackboard or the Library website for research students, the web-based Postgraduate Office Research Training Information Assistant (PORTIA) assists with managing research plans and facilitating communication with supervisors.

QUTs accommodation service that can provide advice on tenancy matters and access to a vacancies database. Visit www.qut.edu.au/accommodation QUT Student Guilds accommodation database. Visit www.qutguild.com Kelvin Grove Student Village, a 456-bed student accommodation complex adjacent to the Kelvin Grove campus. Visit www.kgsv.com.au

QUT Library offers:

large and diverse print and online information resource library collections and services providing you with access to 800 publisher databases, 120 000 ejournals, 250 000 ebooks and 500 000 print books across a diverse range of disciplines

QUT Faculty of Law


QUTs Faculty of Law is one of Australias leading law and justice faculties, recognised for its focus on advancing the law and justice professions, specialised academic expertise and research, innovative teaching and learning practices, and commitment to increasing support and access to university education for all students. The faculty consists of the School of Law, the School of Justice and the Legal Practice Unit.

Innovative teaching and learning


The faculty is known for its online teaching innovations with dedicated teaching and learning websites, award-winning custom-designed software, interactive online simulations, and engagement with Second Life as a learning tool.

fee-waiver scholarships are offered to students enrolled in the Master of Intellectual Property Law, the Master of Laws (coursework) and the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. The faculty has a strong commitment to equity principles and has won a number of awards for its equity programs. Prospective students are encouraged to talk to our equity coordinator. Visit www.qut.edu.au/law/scholarships

Convenient city location


Located at QUTs Gardens Point campus, the faculty is close to Brisbanes CBD and adjacent to the Brisbane River, City Botanic Gardens and Parliament House. The convenient proximity of the campus enables busy professionals to combine work and further study successfully.

Close links to the professions


Faculty academics maintain close links with the law and justice professions, government departments and international agencies. These professional relationships enhance the faculty, ensuring its courses remain relevant to contemporary practices in Australia and overseas. A collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and IP Australia has led to an exciting and innovative Master of Intellectual Property Law, jointly offered by WIPO and QUT.

YouTube
Hear from graduates, students and staff about their experiences studying and researching at QUT. Just visit www.qut.edu.au, click on the YouTube button located at the bottom of the home page, then click law and justice or scan the QR code below. You can also follow us on twitter @QUTlaw for news and updates.

Modern facilities
QUT and the faculty maintain state-of-the-art facilities that include a technologically advanced electronic moot court, 24-hour computer labs and wireless Internet access.

Practical legal training


The faculty has offered the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice for more than 30 years. Through this course, law graduates complete the practical legal training requirements, enabling them to be admitted as legal practitioners. In conjunction with the Queensland Bar Association, we offer the Bar Associations Bar Practice course for aspiring barristers. We also offer approved training for graduates completing supervised workplace training in law firms.

Clayton Utz Law Library


The Clayton Utz Law Library is located on two floors of the Law Building at QUTs Gardens Point campus. As well as an extensive print collection of legislation, case law, journals, text books and other material, the library contains an online catalogue and online access to legislation, cases, and other legal information.

Expert lecturing staff


Postgraduate students have the opportunity to learn from academics with extensive knowledge and expertise, practising professionals working in industry, visiting professors and leading experts from around the world. The range of specialised academic expertise in law and justice at QUT enables students to experience an intellectually stimulating environment that supports their lifelong learning journey.

University access for all students


As we adjust to a new era of higher education, both QUT and the faculty recognise an increasing burden on students and, consequently, an increased need for support to facilitate study. The faculty offers a number of scholarships for highly motivated postgraduate law students facing social and/or economic hardship. Tuition

Stacey Jackson Bachelor of Business (Finance)/Bachelor of Laws Diploma of Legal Practice litigator

Graduate

QUT caters well for students who want to fit as much as possible into life. I completed my postgraduate studies on a part-time basis while working full-time in my chosen career. The flexibility QUT offered allowed me to fit the studies in at a time that was convenient to me while also balancing a busy professional and personal life. I was able to access almost all of the materials required to complete my postgraduate studies online and the staff were extremely helpful. The practical, real-world scenarios covered in many of my assessments enabled me to clearly connect how my current studies were contributing to the skills and knowledge I would need to be a lawyer in the outside world and prepared me for a challenging career in law.

Applying for coursework programs


You can complete your postgraduate study through coursework or research. Choosing the best option to suit you primarily depends on your reasons for study. If you are interested in using study as a way to change your qualifications, advance your career or start a new career, then coursework study is ideal for you.

Admission to QUT coursework programs


Entry is based on merit. QUT offers all courses subject to available quota places. Once the quota is filled, no further offers are made. On request, subsequent applications may be held over for the next available intake. For specific entry requirements refer to individual course entries in this prospectus. All qualifications referred to in entry requirements are Australian Qualifications Framework awards from the higher education sector or equivalent, and from recognised tertiary institutions. QUT will normally assess the comparability of overseas qualifications as per, but not limited to, National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition guidelines (NOOSR).

Articulation in postgraduate coursework nested programs


QUT offers a number of postgraduate programs where progression to the next level of studies is automatic. For example, following successful completion of a graduate certificate with the required grade point average, a student may automatically progress to the graduate diploma in the next available teaching period. For more information visit www. student.qut.edu.au/nested-programs If you are not currently enrolled as a QUT student but have previously completed the first level of a postgraduate coursework nested program at QUT, please complete a PG form.

Study options
Graduate certificate You will study four units either full-time or part-time to complete a graduate certificate, which can take as little as one semester to complete. Graduate diploma A graduate diploma typically builds on a graduate certificate. You will study eight units either full-time or part-time. A graduate diploma can normally be completed in two semesters. Masters by coursework A masters degree is a further continuation of a graduate diploma and can be completed in two to eight semesters. It gives scope to study a selection of units in your field.

Credit for prior learning (advanced standing)


You may be eligible for credit for prior learning (which we call advanced standing) if you have undertaken previous postgraduate study. Before completing an application you should visit www.qut.edu. au/credit for more information. To apply, submit with your PG form a completed Advanced Standing (AS) form available from www.qut.edu.au/credit Lodgement closing dates are: Semester 1 18 January 2013 Semester 2 14 June 2013. Applications received after the closing date will be accepted; however, there is no guarantee that an outcome will be finalised by the last date to change enrolment for the teaching period. Applications submitted on or after the first day of a teaching period and up until the census date must be accompanied by a non-refundable $50 late application fee.

Closing dates for coursework programs


Semester 1 18 January 2013 Late applications with a non-refundable $50 late fee may be considered. Semester 2 14 June 2013 Late applications with a non-refundable $50 late fee may be considered. Summer Program 25 October 2013 Late applications with a non-refundable $50 late fee may be considered; however, conditions apply. You are encouraged to apply well before the dates listed above as quotas can fill quickly. Please note there are multiple application closing dates for the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice throughout the year, depending on which intake youre applying for. Check the website for exact dates.

Flexibility
Some of our courses can be broken down into smaller pieces so you can opt in and out when it suits you. For example, if you are having trouble finding time to continue in your masters program, you may be able to exit early with a graduate certificate or graduate diploma.

How to apply
(for Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents) If applying for entry to an honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters by coursework program, you need to submit an Application for Postgraduate Coursework Admission (PG) form, available at www.qut.edu.au/apply

English proficiency requirements


Entry to QUT award courses assumes proficiency in English. Applicants may be asked to provide additional documentation as evidence of meeting QUTs minimum English proficiency requirements. Please check the course details at www.qut.edu. au/study/postgraduate-study for English requirements.

International students
This publication has been prepared for Australian students and those with permanent resident status. An international student is any student who is not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident at the commencement date of the course. Anyone holding a temporary or provisional resident visa is regarded as an international student. Students apply by submitting an international student application form (F form) for coursework programs to either QUTs international admissions or through one of QUTs authorised representatives. For more information or to download the forms visit www.qut.edu.au/international For more information on QUT courses, fees or entry requirements, contact: QUT International Australia Freecall 1800 181 848 Phone +61 3 9627 4853 Fax +61 3 9627 4863 Email qut.international@qut.edu.au www.qut.edu.au/international

Coursework study costs


Fee information for all QUT courses is updated and published by 1 October each year. For information regarding domestic fee liability, statements of account, census dates, withdrawal without financial penalty and other charges at QUT visit www.qut.edu.au/apply

Type of offer
Your letter of offer will state if you have been offered a tuition fee or Commonwealth supported place. For more information about the type of offer visit www.student.qut.edu.au/ enrolment-and-orientation/offers

There are a limited number of Commonwealth supported places in some postgraduate programs. These places are partly funded by the government, with the balance of the course cost paid by the student. Students in Commonwealth supported places are required to complete a Commonwealth assistance form. Australian citizens and holders of permanent humanitarian visas may defer their fees to HECS-HELP. New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas are required to pay their fees upfront. Visit www.studyassist.gov.au or www.qut.edu.au/apply

Government assistance
If you are studying a postgraduate coursework course, you may be eligible for Austudy or Abstudy. The Australian Government has extended income support provided through Youth Allowance (student) and Abstudy to students enrolled in masters by coursework programs. Visit www.centrelink.gov.au

Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)


HELP is a suite of loans provided by the Commonwealth for Australian citizens and holders of permanent humanitarian visas. The majority of places in postgraduate coursework courses at QUT are offered on a tuition fee-paying basis. Eligible students may apply for a loan through FEE-HELP to pay tuition fees.

Tax deductions
As a postgraduate student you may be eligible to claim tax deductions against assessable income. Visit www.ato.gov.au

Coursework programs

Master of Justice
(Intelligence)
QUT Code JS54 Campus External Duration 3 years part-time Total Credit Points 144 Entry February and July

Most of our current students work in defence or intelligence areas, with many of our graduates securing promotions and expanding their career opportunities because of their studies. As an external course, the Master of Justice is taught solely online, with some electives taught on campus in five-day blocks. We ensure youre supported all the way with lectures and materials available online 24/7 so, no matter where you are, you can continue your studies. Our staff are leaders in their fields and are readily available to answer questions and clarify content so you can tap into all our expertise. The core units in the Intelligence major include human rights and data analysis techniques. You can choose from units including national security and intelligence, transnational and organised crime, terrorism and political violence, crime prevention, and theories of crime. And you could be eligible to use your past or current workplace for credit or as project-based independent study. You may also have the option to extend your studies for a semester to complete a thesis and be awarded the Master of Justice (Advanced).

Entry requirements

A relevant and approved three-year undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a grade point average of at least 4 (on a 7-point scale). Applicants without a three-year degree must first complete the Graduate Certificate in Intelligence.

Course structure
The course comprises 12 units (144 credit points) consisting of two core units, four specialist intelligence units and six elective units, and can be completed externally online in three years part-time. Some elective units are offered in on-campus, block mode.

Credit for prior learning (advanced standing)


Students may receive credit for prior learning of 48 credit points based on their prior undergraduate degree or successful completion of a relevant graduate certificate.

Further information
Contact us on 07 3138 2707 or email lawandjustice@qut.edu.au

For in-depth information on courses visit www.qut.edu.au/study/postgraduate-study

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Graduate Certificate in Intelligence


QUT Code JS29 Campus External Duration 1 year part-time Total Credit Points 48 Entry February and July

The Graduate Certificate in Intelligence provides you with key knowledge, insight and skills to begin or further your career in intelligence or policing. Compulsory units include human rights and intelligence practice, with the choice of units including national crime, terrorism and political violence, crime prevention, and theories of crime to tailor your learning to your career aspirations. With the flexibility of online study, with some electives offered on campus, you can fit your study around your lifestyle.

Entry requirements

A relevant and approved three-year undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution, or A combination of extensive and appropriate professional employment that the course coordinator deems to be appropriate.

Course structure
The course comprises four units (48 credit points) consisting of one core unit, two specialist units and one elective unit, and can be completed externally online in one year part-time. Some elective units are offered in on-campus, block mode.

Articulation to the Master of Justice


A student who has successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Intelligence with a grade point average of 4 or better (on a 7-point scale) may progress to the Master of Justice (Intelligence) and receive credit for prior learning of 48 credit points.

Further information
Contact us on 07 3138 2707 or email lawandjustice@qut.edu.au

For in-depth information on courses visit www.qut.edu.au/study/postgraduate-study

Coursework programs

Law
WIPOQUT Master of Intellectual Property Law
QUT Code LZ53 Campus Gardens Point Duration 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time* Total Credit Points 96 Entry February

The WIPOQUT Master of Intellectual Property Law is offered jointly by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and QUTs Faculty of Law. This innovative course has been developed in partnership with WIPO Academy and with support from IP Australia and is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. The course is designed to meet the needs of current and aspiring intellectual property (IP) professionals from law and non-law backgrounds. It provides knowledge of IP law, policy and practice in an international context with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region. The course covers international conventions and treaties, including the role of WIPO in addressing IP in relation to global challenges such as climate change, public health and food security. Industry experts from WIPO, IP Australia and the legal profession as well as leading Australian and international academics teach in the course.

Entry requirements

A four-year bachelor degree in any discipline from QUT or an equivalent institution. Applicants with a three-year bachelor degree plus professional experience in the field of intellectual property or a related area may be considered for entry.

Course structure
The course requires satisfactory completion of eight core units or equivalent as determined by the Program Director. The course is normally offered in full-time mode. Part-time study is available after consultation with the Program Director. Each unit is delivered in a week of intensive classes (26 hours per unit) spread over two semesters (mid-February to late-October).

WIPO
WIPO is a specialised agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international IP system that rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest. WIPO provides education and training in IP via the WIPO Academy. The Academy meets the growing demand for education and awareness in IP through collaborative courses in Europe and Africa, and in the Asia-Pacific region with the WIPOQUT Master of Intellectual Property Law. Each year, WIPO offers scholarships to a number of applicants who are highly motivated to develop a career in the IP field. Eligibility is limited to applicants from the Asia-Pacific region (excluding Australia and New Zealand). For more information visit www.wipo.int/academy/en

Further information
Academic enquiries
Contact Professor Kamal Puri, on 07 3138 1290 or email kamal.puri@qut.edu.au

Admission enquiries
Contact us on 07 3138 2707 or email lawandjustice@qut.edu.au For further information visit www.qut.edu.au/law

* Part-time study is available after consultation with the Program Director.

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Sangeetha Rajamanikam WIPOQUT Master of Intellectual Property Law graduate


QUTs intellectual property law program attracted my attention as it was linked with the World Intellectual Property Organization. There are not many universities in the world with this collaboration. Our lectures were delivered by world-renowned academics and by experts in the corporate world who shared their experience of intellectual property in the workplace. As an economics graduate, I had worked in many legal firms and in a private educational institution as a trade mark paralegal and intellectual property adviser. This masters program has helped me to gain in-depth knowledge of many other branches within intellectual property.

Tim Morris WIPOQUT Master of Intellectual Property Law student


The deciding factor to study at QUT was the flexibility that the course offered. The part-time option with the intensive week enabled me to complete the face-to-face lectures without impacting on my full-time job. The combination of academic expertise and industry experts provides a good balance to the units. Experienced students who are already in the workforce like to see the practical application of the course material.

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Master of Laws
QUT Code LW51 Campus Gardens Point Duration 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time* Total Credit Points 96 Entry February and July

The Master of Laws deepens and broadens your legal learning, developing critical evaluation of the law and consideration and analysis of the attitudes and values underlying it. During the course, you will attain high competence in legal research and writing in areas of conceptual difficulty.

Entry requirements
Prospective students must either:

have completed the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Laws at QUT with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 4 (on a 7-point scale), or have completed the requirements for the award of a degree in law at another tertiary institution with a GPA of at least 4 (on a 7-point scale). The course should, in the opinion of the Director, Graduate Programs, maintain standards comparable with those required for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Laws at QUT, or hold a professional qualification in law and have at least three years of professional legal experience after first admission to practice and also satisfy the Director, Graduate Programs that they have the requisite ability to complete the Master of Laws by coursework degree.

Course structure
The course comprises 96 credit points (eight units) of coursework. This can be achieved in one of two ways. Students may nominate a major and choose units to the value of at least 72 credit points from that particular major. The remaining 24 credit points can be chosen from any units not included in the nominated major. Alternatively, students may complete the Master of Laws by cross-specialisation. Students choose all 96 credit points from any of the majors to complete the course without a specific major. Majors include:

Commercial Law Criminology Environmental Resources Law Health Law Intellectual Property and Technology Law International and Comparative Law Public Law.

The course allows students to undertake a limited number of approved units from other schools at QUT or from other universities (subject to meeting credit rules for the Master of Laws). *Not all units are available in any one year. Generally, postgraduate units are offered on a two-year rotational basis, and are offered subject to staff availability and minimum enrolments being met. Units may be offered in internal, external or block teaching mode. Units offered externally are not available for off-shore study students must be living in Australia. For the current schedule of units, visit the course entry at www.qut.edu.au/study/postgraduate-study

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Articulation
Students have the option to progress to the Doctor of Juridical Science. For more details see page 24.

Credit for prior learning (advanced standing)


Students who complete the QUT Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice are entitled to 24 credit points of unspecified credit for prior learning. Graduates awarded a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from another Australian university are entitled to 12 credit points of unspecified credit. Queensland Law Society-accredited specialists are entitled to 12 credit points of unspecified credit in the Master of Laws.

Master of Laws equity scholarship


This scholarship was introduced to offset the economic hardship that students may face paying tuition fees for the Master of Laws. For more information and eligibility requirements, visit www.qut.edu.au/law/scholarships

Further information
Contact us on 07 3138 2707 or email lawandjustice@qut.edu.au

Mark Metzeling Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Master of Laws graduate solicitor
After finishing university I wanted to gain further knowledge in a specialist area to boost my employment opportunities, so I completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Master of Laws at QUT. I chose to do general coursework in the masters to give me more of a grounding in technical legal areas but at a more advanced level. Units such as insolvency law and alternative dispute resolution gave me skills that Ive used every day. I had the confidence to go into an area of the law with more knowledge and, in consultation with my employer, we chose the units that would be of greatest benefit to me. My employer saw the direct benefit of having me study a masters degree.

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Graduate Certificate in Law


QUT Code LW60 Campus Gardens Point Duration 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time* Total Credit Points 48 Entry February and July

The Graduate Certificate in Law allows you to further your knowledge in particular areas of interest in the law. You may select units from one of the 11 majors offered or elect to complete the course without a major.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Laws from QUT or a comparable institution, or A professional qualification in law and at least three years of professional legal experience subsequent to first admission to practice.

Course structure
The required credit points can be accrued in two ways. Students may nominate a major from the areas available and choose units to the value of 48 credit points. Alternatively, students may complete the Graduate Certificate in Law by crossspecialisation. Students choose all 48 credit points from any of the majors to complete the course without a specific major. Majors include:

Commercial Transactions Corporate Law Criminology Environment Health Law Intellectual Property and Technology Law International and Comparative Law Media and Communications Law Planning and Resources Law Property Public Law.

*Not all units are offered in any one year, which could impact the option to study full-time. Generally, postgraduate units are offered on a two-year rotational basis, and are offered subject to staff availability and minimum enrolments being met. Some units may be offered in internal, external or block teaching mode. Units offered externally are not available for off-shore studystudents must be living in Australia. For the current schedule of units, visit the course entry at www.qut.edu. au/study/postgraduate-study

Articulation to the Master of Laws


Bachelor of Law graduates who do not otherwise meet the entry requirements for the Master of Laws may progress to the Master of Laws if they complete the graduate certificate with a grade point average of at least 5.5 (on a 7-point scale).

Further information
Contact us on 07 3138 2707 or email lawandjustice@qut.edu.au

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Bachelor of Laws graduate entry


QTAC code Graduate entry internal: 417651 external: 417655 2012 rank 93 Campus Gardens Point and external Duration 3 years full-time 5 years part-time 5 years external

We offer a graduate entry course to graduates of other degrees. The course recognises the prior learning and experiences from your first degree, and allows you to complete the law course in three years full-time or five years part-time or external. You will complete 18 compulsory law units that cover the areas of knowledge required for admission as a legal practitioner and will have a choice of six elective units. Entry requirements to the graduate course are the same as those for the standard Bachelor of Laws course, with the additional requirement that you hold a three-year bachelor degree from an approved university. Application for this course is made through QTAC. Entry to the distance (external) mode of the course is available to students who live in Australia but live outside Brisbane City Council boundaries. However, if you live in Brisbane and start in the internal mode you can apply to switch to external study later in the course if your personal circumstances change and you find that attendance on campus becomes too difficult.

Mid-year entry
This course may be offered for mid-year entry (part-time only). For more information visit www.qut.edu.au/study/postgraduate-study

Further information
Contact us on 07 3138 2707 or email lawandjustice@qut.edu.au

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Coursework programs

Practical Legal Training


Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
QUT Code LP41 Campus Gardens Point Duration 24 weeks full-time, 34 weeks part-time (in-practice mode) or 38 weeks part-time (general mode). All duration times exclude holidays and other breaks. Total Credit Points 96 Entry January and June for full-time; January, March and July for part-time

The graduate diploma provides you with the practical legal training (PLT), knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes that you need to fulfil the PLT requirements for admission to the legal profession. Admitted legal practitioners can practise law as entry-level lawyers in private firms, government, community legal services or as in-house legal officers. The course is flexible, with on-campus and online offerings. With recently refreshed course content, the program offers problem-solving scenarios and reflects the daily realities of a modern legal practice. And if you need a work placement, we will provide it. The course is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board as satisfying the PLT requirements for admission to the profession in Queensland.

Entry requirements

An approved Bachelor of Laws. If you have only one or two units in your Bachelor of Laws left to complete when the course commences, you may also apply.

Online and part-time


If you are already working in a graduate law position, you may be eligible to enrol in the part-time (in-practice) mode. You may also receive credit for the work placement unit. The part-time course includes five attendance days with the balance of the course online (although some elective choices involve a one-day attendance or video link session).

Electives
The electives give you the choice to study one module from criminal, administrative, or family law practice, and another module from wills and estates, planning and environment, employment and industrial relations, or consumer law.

Professional recognition
The course satisfies the practical training requirements for admission to the legal profession in Queensland.

Financial assistance
You may be eligible for a fee waiver if you are suffering financial hardship and you meet particular criteria. Visit www.qut.edu.au/equity

Further information
Contact the Legal Practice Unit on 07 3138 2211 or email lawpg-enquiries@qut.edu.au

Melissa Cable Bachelor of Justice/Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice graduate
QUT helped prepare me for real practice and set me up to make the transition into the workforce. QUT offered me the option to complete my graduate diploma at the same time as the final elective units of my double degree to accelerate my progression to the workplace. I graduated in December, was admitted on the first of February and started work two weeks after that. Now I work as a senior legal officer with the Queensland Police Service.

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Coursework programs

Quality practical legal training for the real world of legal practice
The pathway to practising law

Complete an approved law degree

Complete approved practical legal training such as QUTs Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Obtain admission to the Australian legal profession

Obtain restricted employee practising certificate (solicitors)

Complete the Bar Practice Course and obtain barristers practising certificate (barristers)

Complete supervised legal practice (2 years) and Law Society Practice Management Course and obtain an unrestricted practising certificate (law firm principal)

Charu Agarwal Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice graduate


I work in Kuala Lumpur for Teach For Malaysia, a non-profit organisation that aims to end education inequity. I work in the training and placement department. Although I am not working in the capacity of a lawyer, the legal skills and knowledge I developed during my time at QUT have played a pivotal role in opening up a whole world of possibilities ahead of me.

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Coursework programs

Applied Law (non-law professions)


Graduate Certificate in Applied Law
QUT Code LW54 Campus Gardens Point Duration 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time* Total Credit Points 48 Entry February and July

New in 2012, this course is designed for professionals who want an insight into a niche area of law. You can gain the expertise to manage legal issues in your work environment, wherever that may be. Tailor your learning to your career and complete just one or two units for professional development, or complete four to gain the full qualification. The course provides a short, focused program to upgrade qualifications and enables you to contribute to the practical services and policy-making functions within your organisation.

Entry requirements

An appropriate non-law undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a grade point average (or equivalent) of at least 4 (on a 7-point scale).

Course structure
There are four majors: Health Senior medical staff, health administrators and managers will gain specialised knowledge to excel in their career and manage heath law issues confidently. Choose from units including genetic technologies, conception and birth, biotechnology law, childrens health, guardianship, healthcare economics, quality management and risk management. The two compulsory units will give you an overview of Australias common law system and healthcare law and ethics. Depending on the elective units you choose, you may be taught by lecturers who literally wrote the book on health law in Australia. QUT also hosts a health law research program. *The Health major is available in part-time mode only if you begin in Semester 1 (February). It is available both full-time and part-time in Semester 2 (July). Project management Designed specifically for engineers, senior managers, mining executives and contract administrators, this major will give you a powerful insight into emerging issues within exciting areas such as environmental, natural resources and energy law. You will gain knowledge of contract law, Australias common law system, and project management principles in the core units. Elective units include construction and engineering law and procurement and delivery strategies. Creative industries For anyone working in the creative sphere in government, non-profit or in their own business, this major offers crucial topics including dispute resolution, Internet, media, intellectual property, sports, privacy, cyber and entertainment laws. The two compulsory units will give you an overview of contract law and the common law system. Commercial This major is targeted at people working in private business or government. You can choose from study areas such as banking and finance law, intellectual property, consumer protection, estate planning, corporate insolvency, public, cyber, employment, privacy or insurance laws. Australias common law system and contract law form the two core units. No major For the ultimate in flexibility, complete the two compulsory units and choose another two units from the wide range on offer to complete the course without a specific major. Some units may be offered in internal, external or block mode of teaching. Units offered externally are not available for offshore studystudents must be living in Australia.

Further information
Contact us on 07 3138 2707 or email lawandjustice@qut.edu.au

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Professor Ben White Health law researcher and lecturer


Our research aims to find out how decisions are made to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack decision-making capacity. Do doctors know what the law says in this area? What role does law play in the practice of medicine? When is treatment considered to be futile and so, not worth doing? To answer these questions, we work with colleagues from medicine, social science, psychology, health economics and biostatistics. We also work in partnership with organisations involved with these decisions at the coalface: doctors, nurses and administrators at the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital and adult guardianship bodies and tribunals in a number of Australian states. Our goal is to improve outcomes for patients and their families, and to support doctors and other health professionals better understand the legal framework in this area.

Professor Reece Walters Dean Research

Assistant

The Faculty of Law has a dynamic and vibrant research culture with internationally renowned scholars. We have leading experts conducting cutting-edge research in the areas of health law, crime and justice, commercial and property law, environment and natural resources, and intellectual property and innovation law. Our research has widespread impact on government policy, law reform, professional legal practice and local communities. QUT research students excel because they are supported by a great team of passionate academics and professional staff who thrive on success. We take great pride in our research students who are an essential part of our research culture. We work with them in breaking new ground together, in a collegial environment that aspires to the highest international standards of excellence.

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Research for the real world


QUT researchers are motivated by some of the biggest challenges and opportunities facing Australia and the global community. We are seeking talented individuals to work with our research leaders on a range of projects and problems. If you are passionate about creating new knowledge, here are some reasons why you should consider higher degree research at QUT, Australias emerging powerhouse of innovation and research training:

At QUT, higher degree research students will benefit from an extensive support network and services throughout their degree, including:

a comprehensive program of faceto-face and online training and development opportunities a central Research Students Centre delivering specialist training and administrative support additional development and career preparation programs through eGrad School (Australia). Visit www.egradschool.edu.au research staff who recognise the importance of the student-supervisor relationship and are trained and accredited in the supervision of research students QUT Library Researchers Centres located at Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove libraries and individual consultation with liaison librarians access to high performance computing, the Maths Access Centre, technology support and QUTs expertise in eresearch opportunities to receive international exposure for their research findings through the QUT ePrints institutional repository of published research outputs and PhD and masters by research theses international exchange opportunities and a scheme to provide financial support for study-related travel, including attending conferences and accessing specialised equipment or resources.

QUT has Australias fastest growing university research profile more than 75 per cent of QUTs current research areas are rated at world standard or above (2010 Excellence in Research for Australia report) QUT is a consistent top-10 performer in the Australian Research Councils Linkage Projects Scheme, designed to support research and innovation partnerships with industry QUT has attracted and invested more than half a billion dollars for infrastructure in the past six years QUT has a track record in attracting major international research grants including funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and from the US-based Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International qutbluebox (bluebox), our technology transfer and commercialisation company, is bringing the benefits of QUT research discoveries to the global market.

QUTs research training environment accounts for the national and international research compliance and quality standards. This means students during candidature operate under the same Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research that applies to all active researchers. The QUT policies, procedures and training resources include a Code of Good Practice for Postgraduate Research Studies and Supervision and Code of Conduct for Research to ensure that our graduates have skills as independent researchers and have demonstrated through their thesis examination their capacity to meet the rigorous research standards that apply in Australia and around the world.

Indigenous Studies Research Network


The Indigenous Studies Research Network (ISRN) is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary network of Indigenous researchers, research affiliates and postgraduate students. The network promotes the sharing and exchange of knowledge, research, solutions and information within the Indigenous studies global community. The ISRN convenes an Indigenous capacity-building program at QUT that provides access to resources to assist with your studies. The network facilitates various programs that have been benchmarked and Indigenised to assist higher degree research students to build research capabilities. For further information visit www.isrn.qut.edu.au To find out how to commence your research journey at QUT visit www.qut.edu.au/research

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Applying for research programs


You can complete your postgraduate study through coursework or research. Choosing the best option to suit you primarily depends on your reasons for study. Research higher degrees are ideal for high-performing individuals who are keen to solve real-world problems through the creation of significant and original knowledge. The research training environment at QUT will support development of generic skills that can lead to careers in academia, industry or government.

Getting started
Choose a topic
QUT researchers are available to discuss your topic with you to ensure it has the right scope and scale for your preferred research degree. There are also opportunities to align your interests with QUTs major ongoing research programs. To explore QUTs research strengths visit www.qut.edu.au/research/our-research

Scholarships
QUT offers a range of scholarships for postgraduate coursework and research students. For information and application forms visit www.qut.edu.au/scholarships Faculty, university and external scholarships are also available for research students. Visit www.qut.edu.au/research

Find a supervisor
Choosing your supervisor is one of the most important things you will need to do when applying for a research degree. To search for potential supervisors, by name or topic, email law.research@qut.edu.au or visit www.qut.edu.au/finding-a-supervisor

International students
This publication has been prepared for Australian students and those with permanent resident status. An international student is any student who is not an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident at the commencement date of the course. Anyone holding a temporary or provisional resident visa is regarded as an international student. Students apply by submitting an international student application form (FR form) for research programs to either QUTs international admissions or through one of QUTs authorised representatives. For more information or to download the forms visit www.qut.edu.au/international For more information on QUT courses, fees or entry requirements, contact: QUT International Australia Freecall 1800 181 848 Phone +61 3 9627 4853 Fax +61 3 9627 4863 Email qut.international@qut.edu.au www.qut.edu.au/international

Study options
Masters by research A masters by research in law or justice is a 50 00060 000 word thesis that constitutes a contribution to knowledge and understanding in the research area. Students work closely with two supervisors to complete their thesis. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) A PhD will challenge you to make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in your field. You will work closely with two or more supervisors to complete a doctoral thesis. Your academic career prospects may benefit from opportunities to tutor undergraduate classes and engage in a range of research-related academic activity such as conferences. Professional doctorate A professional doctorate challenges you to engage in the creation of new knowledge to inform your discipline and profession. You will have a unique opportunity to apply existing knowledge and experience gained in the workplace and deliver innovative outcomes. Research pathway Honours and coursework masters programs provide a pathway to higher degree research. If you achieve high results, you may have the opportunity to progress on to a research degree.

How to apply
(for Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents) If applying for entry to a masters by research, professional doctorate or Doctor of Philosophy, you need to submit a Postgraduate Research Application (PR) form, which can be submitted at any time. To obtain a PR form, visit www.qut.edu. au/research-applications

English proficiency requirements


Entry to QUT award courses assumes proficiency in English. Applicants may be asked to provide additional documentation as evidence of meeting QUTs minimum English proficiency requirements. Please check the course details at www.qut.edu. au/study/postgraduate-study for English requirements.

Research study costs


Most research degrees are free for domestic students as long as the degree is completed within the terms of the Research Training Scheme (RTS). Research students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents will normally be awarded an RTS place. The scheme covers tuition fees for the period of funded entitlement. Where the maximum time has been exceeded, additional fees may apply. Visit www.qut.edu.au/research-degree-tuition

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Research expertise
QUTs Faculty of Law has a welldeveloped research profile and a large team of experts researching a wide range of law and justice issues. Research activity is reflected in the extensive publications output in the form of books, chapters in books, refereed journal articles and publications in professional journals. The university has a formalised supervisoraccreditation system for all supervisors of higher degree research (HDR) students. This supports and encourages quality supervision and hence the quality of outcomes achieved by HDR students. Staff undertake research projects in collaboration with members of the profession, other academics both within and outside QUT, and external clients (such as government departments). This collaboration has led to cross-disciplinary joint supervision. Staff have diverse backgrounds encompassing academic research and expertise across a wide range of law and justice areas. Staff are available to supervise students from the undergraduate level (undertaking individual research projects) to honours, masters and doctoral level. Our research expertise is rich in depth and varied in scope and reflects many of the complex social and legal problems faced by contemporary Australian and global communities. These issues include, but are not limited to, environmental sustainability, rural violence, Indigenous legal issues, intellectual property and copyright law, unlawful orders in military conflict, and end-of-life decision-making issues. The relevance of our research is demonstrated through its uptake at all levels of law and policing and through its publication nationally and internationally. Our research has attracted high levels of income and HDR enrolments. Many researchers are leading experts in their field and are consulted regularly for their expertise. Our faculty has five areas of established research strengths. These are:

Drugs and Crime Environmental Law (International and Comparative) Ethics Family Law Gender and Crime Gender Issues Governance Health Law and Medical Law Human Rights Indigenous Issues Information Technology Intellectual Property Intelligence International Relations Land Title Law Reform Legal/Justice Education Media Normative Jurisprudence Organised Crime Policing Product Liability Property Law Public Policy Rural Crime and Violence Security Industry Sentencing Sex Crime Sexuality Taxation Law Torts Women, Children and the Law Youth Justice.

commercial and property law crime and justice environment and natural resources law health law intellectual property and innovation law.

Staff are qualified to supervise research in many fields including, but not limited to:

Accountability Animal Law Assisted Reproductive Technology Law Banking Law Body Corporate Children and Law Commercial/Business Law Competition Constitution Consumer Protection Contract Law Conveyancing Corporate Law Courts Crime and Criminology Death Investigation Dispute Resolution Domestic Violence

For further information visit www.qut.edu.au/law

Lisa Chirio

PhD candidate

QUT has a fantastic reputation in the research community, and has an experienced and passionate cohort of staff across its faculties. My research focuses on public health law and ethics as it relates to addressing diet-related, chronic disease and problems of obesity, through laws and policies to promote healthy eating and to discourage or restrict unhealthy eating in communities. This field is a new and emerging application of public health law and ethics, and a lot of exciting work is being done in Australia and overseas.

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Research programs

Research
Doctor of Philosophy
QUT Code IF49 Campus Gardens Point Duration 34 years full-time or 68 years part-time Entry At any time Study Mode Full-time/Part-time External offerings are subject to faculty approval Coursework IFN001 Advanced Information Research Skills (4 credit points) Additional units may be agreed upon with the supervisory team to support a candidates research

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) offers the opportunity to work with an experienced supervisory research team to make a significant and original contribution to disciplinary knowledge. A PhD candidates research must reveal high critical ability and powers of imagination and synthesis and may be demonstrated in the form of new knowledge or significant and original adaptation, application and interpretation of existing knowledge. This world-class program provides a basis for critical inquiry and welcomes collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects.

Entry requirements
Admission to the PhD depends on an applicants demonstrated research aptitude and the availability of supervision, infrastructure and resources needed for the proposed research project. An applicant would normally hold:

a relevant first- or second-class division A honours degree or equivalent, or an appropriate masters degree or professional doctorate (by research or coursework).

Masters and professional doctorates degrees by coursework must contain a significant research component, normally no less than 25 per cent. Holders of these degrees must:

have a grade point average of at least 5 on a 7-point scale, and present evidence of research experience and potential, for approval.

Course structure
QUT adopts a project management approach. PhD candidates work closely with their supervisory team to meet collegially reviewed milestones leading to timely submission of a thesis for examination. During candidature the supervisor and other key stakeholders will provide advice and direction to the candidate to encourage their participation in university scholarly activities such as research seminars, teaching and publication. The length of the thesis varies according to the topic, but should normally be no longer than 100 000 words, excluding bibliography.

Further information
Contact the research team on 07 3138 4653 or email law.research@qut.edu.au Further advice on applications and scholarships is available at www.qut.edu.au/ study/applying/phd-and-research-degree-applications

Zoe Staines Bachelor of Justice (Honours) graduate PhD candidate


I have a particular interest in the art of policingwhat makes a good cop and how we can capture and transfer that expertise. My interest in this area stems from my undergraduate degree in justice at QUT. While other universities offered criminology/policing courses, at that time no other university combined these subjects in the way that QUTs course did. Currently I am working as a tutor and researcher at QUT, and have also just completed a six-month lecturing contract. For me the extra work outside of my PhD has been a great way to clear my mind, so that I can come back to my thesis with a refreshed and clearer point of view. It has also allowed me to gain other skills, which will be vital when I graduate and seek full-time employment.

For in-depth information on courses visit www.qut.edu.au/study/postgraduate-study

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Research programs

Doctor of Juridical Science


QUT Code LW50 Campus Gardens Point Duration 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time Entry At any time

As experienced legal and justice professionals, students follow a program of applied research that relates directly to their professional and educational needs.

Entry requirements
The Faculty of Law Research Committee may admit to candidature an applicant who holds or has completed the requirements for the degree of Master of Laws by coursework or Master of Justice by coursework at QUT (or its equivalent) with a grade point average of at least 5.5 (on a 7-point scale). Candidates will also be required to:

have a minimum of two years of professional experience appropriate to the proposed course of study, and demonstrate a level of research experience and potential, and demonstrate a sufficient command of the English language to complete the proposed course of study.

Alternative entry
In exceptional circumstances, applicants with lesser academic qualifications but with exemplary professional experience may be given provisional enrolment. In order to assess the adequacy of the professional experience, the applicant will be required to address the following criteria as they relate to the proposed area of research:

evidence of professional leadership quality of academic achievement evidence of professional involvement in research and/or consultancy.

In addition, referees reports are required.

Course structure
Candidates must complete a program of supervised research that culminates in the production of a dissertation of 50 000 to 60 000 words. Students will also be required to complete an advanced legal research methods unit.

Further information
Contact the research team on 07 3138 4653 or email law.research@qut.edu.au

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Master of Laws
(Research)
QUT Code LW52 Campus Gardens Point Duration 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry At any time

Students pursue supervised postgraduate research in law-related topics. The course equips students with the research and analytical skills to position them as an expert in their field. The course is a fitting preparation for the facultys doctoral programs.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Laws at QUT with at least second-class honours division A or equivalent.

Special entry
Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may be eligible for admission if they are able to demonstrate that they have qualifications which, in the opinion of the Assistant Dean, Research, maintain standards comparable with those required for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Laws at QUT or have been admitted or are entitled to be admitted to practice in the State of Queensland. In either of the above cases, applicants are required to have three years professional experience in the field in which the proposed research work is to be undertaken or have satisfactorily completed an appropriate masters qualifying course stipulated by the faculty. Alternatively, professional publications may be provided as evidence that advanced knowledge and research ability have been acquired in the field of law in which the proposed research work is to be undertaken.

Course structure
Students complete a thesis of not less than 50 000 and not more than 60 000 words that constitutes a substantial contribution to knowledge and understanding of the law in the students area of research.

Further information
Contact the research team on 07 3138 4653 or email law.research@qut.edu.au

For in-depth information on courses visit www.qut.edu.au/study/postgraduate-study

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Master of Justice
(Research)
QUT Code JS52 Campus Gardens Point Duration 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Entry At any time

Students pursue supervised postgraduate research in justice-related topics. The course equips students with the research and analytical skills to position them as an expert in their field. The course is a fitting preparation for the facultys doctoral programs.

Entry requirements
Applicants will be eligible for admission if they possess:

a Bachelor of Justice (Honours) from QUT, or a qualification that is deemed equivalent and possess appropriate research skills or substantial professional experience in the proposed field of research, as deemed appropriate by the course coordinator, or professional publications etc. that the course coordinator and the Faculty of Law Research Committee accept as proof of advanced knowledge and research ability in the proposed field of research.

Course structure
Students undertake applied research on an approved topic, which involves both an appropriate theoretical perspective and a specific orientation to professional practice and application. Students complete a thesis of 50 000 to 60 000 words that constitutes a substantial contribution to knowledge and understanding in the students area of research.

Further information
Contact the research team on 07 3138 4653 or email law.research@qut.edu.au

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Research programs

Bachelor of Justice
(Honours)
QUT Code JS40 Campus Gardens Point Duration 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time Total Credit Points 96 Entry February

The Bachelor of Justice (Honours) develops your applied research skills to an advanced level in the fields of critical criminology, investigations and policing, and justice policy. The course provides you with the opportunity to use and develop your research skills, broaden your knowledge of a specific professional field, and extend your knowledge of the theories of justice.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Justice three-year degree or equivalent, with a grade point average of at least 5 (on a 7-point scale), subject to approval of the honours coordinator.

Applicants would normally have completed the JSB273 Crime Research Methods unit (or equivalent) and an independent study unit (or equivalent), which are offered in the undergraduate program; however other qualifications, including work experience or involvement in research, may be deemed appropriate by the course coordinator. Normally students would apply for admission to the honours program at the end of the final year of their undergraduate degree.

Course structure
The Bachelor of Justice (Honours) is a 96-credit-point course. Students complete four prescribed units (48 credit points) and a dissertation (48 credit points). The dissertation calls for students to design, develop and implement a substantial research project. Students pursue original lines of thought, formulate and test hypotheses, develop problem-solving strategies, make decisions, and demonstrate high ethical standards, awareness of sociocultural and equity issues, and professional accountability. Students should contact the honours coordinator to discuss their thesis topic and possible academic supervisor.

Further information
Contact the School of Justice on 07 3138 2707 or email lawandjustice@qut.edu.au

Madeline Sangster Bachelor of Justice (Honours) graduate


Being involved in solving or preventing crime really appealed to me. Justice at an undergraduate level taught me about the law, policing, social justice, government policy, and many aspects of crime. Honours then gave me the opportunity to specialise in the topic of my choice: organised crime and terrorism. I selected a terrorist group in South-East Asia and conducted a case study analysis on their activities to show how organised crime and terrorism are intertwined. I wanted to specialise in a topic in order to be able to market myself to a potential employer. My postgraduate studies helped me pursue my goal of working for federal law enforcement.

For in-depth information on courses visit www.qut.edu.au/study/postgraduate-study

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Research programs

External coursework programs for researchers


Master of Research and Development Management
QUT Code IX99 Campus External Duration 3 semesters full-time or 6 semesters part-time Total Credit Points 144 Entry February, July and November

The Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation and the Master of Research and Development Management are designed for research students, researchers and professional managers of research. Online delivery of material makes these courses ideally suited to busy students or professionals. This environment allows students to share experiences and best practice under the guidance of expert moderators. Access to the latest thinking and trends can prepare you for the challenge of operating in a rapidly changing global research environment. You may also encounter opportunities to develop international research links and collaborations. These courses are cross-institutional awards offered through the eGrad School across the five Australian Technology Network universities.

Course structure
The Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation is designed to develop the skills and capacity to identify the commercial potential of your research. This includes the development and implementation of a strategy and business plan for commercialisation. You may also choose to develop skills in project managing your research, leadership, entrepreneurship, or managing your research career. You can also build knowledge foundations in research and development (R&D) management and the relationship between research and public policy. The Master of Research and Development Management is particularly suited to current or aspiring research and development leaders, administrators and active researchers in corporations, universities and the public sector. The masters builds on the content of the graduate certificate and allows you to develop a deeper understanding of the context and strategic issues involved in R&D management. You can tailor the course to your needs by applying these ideas and concepts to issues of relevance to you and, where possible, undertake assessment through workplace-based projects. Students enrolled in the masters-level course can choose to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Research and Development Management following the completion of eight approved units.

Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation


QUT Code IX97 Campus External Duration 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time Total Credit Points 48 Entry February and July

Entry requirements

A four-year undergraduate degree, or A three-year undergraduate degree plus either an honours year or postgraduate coursework year in any discipline.

Applicants who do not meet these academic requirements may be eligible to enter the course on the basis of professional activities completed in research management, research commercialisation or related fields.

Further information
For further information about these courses please contact the QUT Research Students Centre on phone 07 3138 4475 or 07 3138 5306, email research.enquiries@qut.edu.au, or visit www.egradschool.edu.au

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Contact us
Visit our Student Centres at: Gardens Point 2 George Street, Level 1, A Block Kelvin Grove Victoria Park Road, Level 6, F Block General information QUT Information Services Phone 07 3138 2000 Email study@qut.edu.au ask.qut.edu.au International students Australia Freecall 1800 181 848 Phone +61 3 9627 4853 Fax +61 3 9627 4863 Email qut.international@qut.edu.au www.qut.edu.au/international Research Students Centre Level 4, 88 Musk Avenue Kelvin Grove campus Phone 07 3138 4475 Email research.enquiries@qut.edu.au www.qut.edu.au/research

Faculty contact
QUT Faculty of Law Phone 07 3138 2707 Email lawandjustice@qut.edu.au www.qut.edu.au/law Follow us on twitter @QUTlaw to keep up to date with our news and events. Legal Practice course Phone 07 3138 2211 Email ea.clark@qut.edu.au or lawpg_enquiries@qut.edu.au Research courses Phone 07 3138 4653 Email law.research@qut.edu.au

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