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Doctor of Juridical Science

  • Doctorate (PhD)

*Enrolment on any campus for any candidate is subject to the availability of supervision and appropriate research environment.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
3 - 6 years full-time
Course Code
LDSJD, 075399G

About this course

*Enrolment on any campus for any candidate is subject to the availability of supervision and appropriate research environment. The Doctor of Juridical Science, commonly known as the SJD, is a research doctorate with a coursework prerequisite. It offers candidates with a Master of Laws by coursework the opportunity to engage in independent research on a topic relating to one of the School's areas of research expertise. This degree requires you to pursue an independent and sustained investigation into a research problem of your own design that will culminate in the submission of a thesis for examination. Upon completion of your candidature you must demonstrate through your thesis that you have developed a substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of your field of work or learning, including knowledge that constitutes an original contribution to your profession.

Entry requirements

Law courses
Level of Study
Bachelor