The Postgraduate Certificate in Law is for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree, whether in law or another area, and want to gain advanced legal knowledge and develop their research skills.
It provides you with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of law and legal issues, which you can 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 courses 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 Postgraduate Certificate in Law may be considered for admission into the Master of Laws.
Applicants must demonstrate to the Dean (or representative) an ability to undertake advanced study and research in law.
To qualify for the Postgraduate Certificate in Law, you must successfully complete an approved programme of study comprising 60 points from courses in the Master of Laws.
Master of Laws
You can focus on one of the following areas if you complete at least 60 points in this single subject area:
The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Law are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
You can do a general PgCert or you can have a focus area marked on your transcript if you complete your 60 points from the courses on offer under the following headings:
* Depending on the topic in the Special Topic course
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.