Postgraduate Certificate in Law (PgCertLaw)

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Law is for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree, whether in Law or another area, and wish to gain advanced legal knowledge and develop their research skills.

The programme provides advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of law and legal issues, which you will be able to integrate with your existing knowledge and related professional experience. Practising lawyers can earn credit towards satisfying compulsory Continuing Legal Education requirements by enrolling in and completing papers towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Law.

In exceptional circumstances, a student who does not otherwise meet the criteria for entry to the Master of Laws but who has completed the PgCertLaw may be considered for admission into the Master of Laws.

Quick facts

Code: AK1050
Level of Study: 8
Points: 60
Duration: 6 months full time/ part time available
Venue: City Campus
Start Date: 26 Feb and 16 July 2018

Entry requirements

  • In order to be admitted to the Postgraduate Certificate in Law an applicant must have completed the following or equivalent:
    1. (a) a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) or
    2. (b)
      1. (i) a bachelor’s degree or
      2. (ii) a relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved by the Dean of Law to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
    3. An applicant must be demonstrate to the Dean an ability to undertake advanced study and research in Law.
    4. Applicants for whom English is a second or additional language must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 7 overall with 7.0 or higher in writing and reading and 6.5 in listening and speaking

    What this qualification covers

    To qualify for the Postgraduate Certificate in Law, a student must successfully complete an approved programme of study comprising 60 points from papers in the Master of Laws Table (Page 90).

    The outcomes for graduates of this programme are outlined in the Graduate Profile

    Last updated: 17-Oct-2017 3.44pm

    The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.