Master of Jurisprudence




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
One of Sydney Law School is key strengths, Jurisprudence comprises the teaching of legal theory, with a focus on the philosophical and sociological aspects of law. The Master of Jurisprudence is an interdisciplinary program suitable if you are interested in the principles and operations of legal systems or interdisciplinary research methodology. The course is designed to expose you to the importance of legal theory in its broad sense, which includes philosophical reflection, sociological theory and comparative enquiry.
Progression rules
Under normal progression, a student shall undertake and successfully complete all units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester as prescribed for the course. Students are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for their units of study.
Capstone experience
Candidates of the Master of Jurisprudence are required to complete a Jurisprudence Research Project unit of study which forms the capstone for this degree. The goal of this compulsory unit of study is to provide Master of Jurisprudence candidates with an opportunity to pursue advanced research in an area of their choosing, under the limited supervision of a Faculty member. The Jurisprudence Research Project has a value of 12 credit points and requires completion of a substantial research paper of 15,000 to 20,000 words.
Graduate opportunities
The Master of Jurisprudence (MJur) is particularly suited for interdisciplinary studies of law, catering for students who are interested in the principles and operations of legal systems or those who are interested in interdisciplinary research methodology.


Which department am I in? Sydney Law School

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Admission to candidature for the Master of Jurisprudence requires:
(a) a bachelor is degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney in law or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b) a bachelor is degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of professional experience or of a period of service (normally of several years in duration) which in the opinion of the Dean adequately prepares the applicant to undertake the course of study; or
(c) completion of the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Jurisprudence with a minimum credit average, or an equivalent qualification.
English language requirements: TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (1 year)

A$44,500.00 (US$ 34,808) per year

5 March 2018, 30 July 2018

The University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2006, SYDNEY, Australia