- Length 4 year full-time
- Minimum 192 Units
- Academic plan 9030XPHD
- Post Nominal
- CRICOS code 048355K
Mode of delivery
Field of Education
- Academic contact
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.
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.
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- Annual indicative fee for international students
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All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
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.
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.
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
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.