Courses Handbook 2008

296511 v.4 Master of Philosophy (Business Law)


Course CRICOS Code: 061541K
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This is a specialised research course designed to advance knowledge in selected areas of the business law discipline through research and analysis.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

An undergraduate degree or equivalent in business, economics, commerce or a related field and an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce, or an appropriate first or upper second class honours degree, or a Bachelor of Law degree with business or legal practice experience. A course weighted average of 70 per cent in the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce is required by applicants commencing without an appropriate honours or Bachelor of Law degree.

Duration and Availability

The course is by research and normally requires two years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the Head of School, School of Business Law. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analysis may be required to undertake relevant preparatory units. This will increase the stated course duration. Applicants interested in this course should contact the Head of School prior to enrolment to discuss the proposed research to identify if a suitable supervisor is available.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

Students should not enrol in this research course to receive the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Commercial Law) but rather, have undertaken it as a requisite for admission (if required). Curtin Business School provides facilities and benefits for those studying this course by research, including access to suitable computer facilities, office space, financial assistance to attend appropriate intra or interstate conferences, and towards associated research costs.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Majors, Streams or Other Core Components
99053 v.2   Master Thesis - Business Law


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2008 Bentley Campus Research Term 1 Y        
2008 Bentley Campus Research Term 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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