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Doctor of Philosophy, ANU College of Law

A single four year research degree offered by the ANU College of Law

PHD
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9030XPHD
  • CRICOS code 048355K
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
  • Academic plan 9030XPHD
  • CRICOS code 048355K

Exceptional research degrees at ANU

The Australian National University provides PhD students with a vibrant research community and outstanding program support. When selecting a research program, an institution's reputation is everything. ANU is one of the world's leading universities, and the smart choice for your research program.

As a PhD student you will work with increased independence, under the direction of a supervisory panel of experts in the field. Your research will make an original and important contribution to human knowledge, research and development.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

HDR study at the ANU College of Law can provide students with career options within academia, private industry, or public service. For those students entitled to work in the legal profession, HDR study can also lead to a range of professional career options.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy program you will be required to have a bachelor’s degree with a first or upper second class honours, usually in law, from an Australian university or a Masters in Law (LLM) with a distinction average, or a qualification equivalent or superior to these as determined by the Director of Higher Degree Research.

You may be granted admission if you can demonstrate that you have a background equivalent to these qualifications.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

If you think you qualify, and for more information on how we recommend you think about applying for Higher Degree Research study at the ANU College of Law, check out how to apply.

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

Domestic students

Domestic research students are not required to pay tuition fees as they are enrolled under the Research Training Scheme which funds the fees. For further information see students.anu.edu.au/fees/domestic/research.php

International students

Indicative fees for international students are:

International student fees (ISF)

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$40,416.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Doctor of Philosophy requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 100,000 words. Each candidate has a chair/supervisor and two other advisers.

Study consists of two to four years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.

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