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Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law

  • Graduate Diploma

The Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law (GDipIPLaw) is part of the Melbourne Law Masters program, which offers one of the largest and most respected IP law specialisations in the world.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
075327A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Mar, May, Jul, Jul, Nov
Fees
$21,344 per year / $21,344 total

About this course

Melbourne Law School is ranked:

  • No 1 law school in Australia and No 6 in the world (Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, 2019)
  • No 1 law school in Australia and No 10 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, 2019).

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed:

  • A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) at honours standard or equivalent leading to admission to legal practiceor
  • A degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) leading to admission to legal practice and at least one year of documented, relevant professional experienceor
  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and at least one year of documented, relevant professional work experience.
Selection criteria

In assessing applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • Prior academic performance
  • Professional experience (if necessary).

The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.

Also, in considering whether to admit an applicant the Selection Committee will consider:

  • The quality of the degree(s) that the applicant has previously been awarded
  • The standing and reputation of the university or universities that awarded the degree(s)
  • The duration and type of work experience the applicant has obtained
  • The relevance of the applicant's work experience to the course for which they have applied.

Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent).

Study locations

Parkville

How to apply

Application Dates

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Eligibility
  • Australian or New Zealand citizens
  • Australian permanent residents
  • Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders
Intake periods

There are two intakes each year for international students:

Begin study in Applications close* 2020 Semester 1 (February) 31 October 2020 2020 Semester 2 (July) 30 April 2020 Application Outcome

Once we receive the completed application we aim to have a response to you within four to six weeks.

Orientation
  • Orientation week for full-time students
    • Start year intake: 19-23 February 2018
    • Mid year intake: 16-20 July 2018
  • Orientation for part-time students
    • Online via the Learning Management System (LMS)