The Doctor of Legal Science (Research) (SJD) is a higher degree by research program awarded for a combination of coursework followed by a 50,000 word thesis. Students with an awarded Master of Laws (LLM) may choose to reduce the coursework component in lieu of a longer thesis. The thesis represents a significant contribution to the knowledge or understanding of an aspect of law and demonstrates the capacity of the student to carry out independent research at an appropriate level.
This program provides you with the research skills for academic careers in the university sector or research roles in law or related fields.
The Doctor of Legal Science (Research) program has two components, as follows:Coursework (6 subjects)
Students must choose six subjects from the list of postgraduate law electives.
A full-time enrolment load is equivalent to 30cps per semester.Thesis
Students must complete a major dissertation (of approximately 60,000 words which represents an original contribution to the knowledge and understanding of an aspect of law and which demonstrates a capacity for independent research. The Faculty must approve the topic and appropriate supervision must be available.Teaching methodology
Bond University's teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest as to why they wish to undertake a research degree and the area of research.