Lead the future of legal and criminological knowledge under the guidance of one of the world’s top law faculties.
Work alongside some of the world’s leading academics in a faculty with an international reputation for research excellence. In the most recent research rankings, UNSW received an Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rating of 5, the highest possible score.
Through our postgraduate research degrees, you’ll benefit from the support and guidance of supervisors who are experts in their fields, globally focused and socially engaged. UNSW Law & Justice has a collegial and dynamic research culture that strives for excellence in the pursuit of impactful research.
Make a substantial and original contribution to knowledge in your field, supervised by experts in your chosen area who will help you develop critical research and analytical skills.
Make a contribution to knowledge in your chosen field and prepare for a career in advanced research and/or policy development in law, government, NGOs and inter-governmental agencies and other related fields.
This program will develop in-depth research method skills and knowledge in your subject area. You’ll develop your skills and write a research thesis in your chosen topic in law, criminology or a related discipline.
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