Pursuing a Career in Criminal Law?
This program offers the only postgraduate qualification in law in Australia designed specifically for lawyers working in (or aspiring to work in) criminal prosecutions, whether as a prosecutor or defence lawyer. Students are trained in the theory, art and practice of ethical, skilful and responsible criminal advocacy. In addition to being instructed by highly experienced legal practitioners, students are given hands-on opportunities to develop their own proficiency in the skill required for effective representation and advocacy in criminal matters.
Eligible students have two postgraduate course options:
1. Graduate Certificate in Law (Criminal Prosecutions)
- Completed part-time over one academic year
- 4 x 6 credit point core subjects
- Prosecutorial Practice
- Advanced Criminal Evidence
- Experts & Their Evidence
- Applied Criminal Law
2. Masters of Laws (Criminal Prosecutions)
- Can be completed full-time over one academic year or part-time over two years
- 4 x 6 credit point core subjects + two additional 6 credit point elective subjects and a 12,000 word supervised research paper
- Elective options include:
- Criminal Trial and Appellate Advocacy
- Juries and Jurors, Special Studies in Prosecutions
Subjects are delivered in flexible mode - including a three-day intensive workshop in Wollongong, and semester-long distance study supported by the University of Wollongong's e-learning platform.
Course and Subject Details
For further information about the Grad Cert and LLM courses or individual subjects, visit the UOW Course Finder:
Applicants should have a degree in Law or a recognised qualification for admission to legal practice.
Cost (Domestic Students)
Graduate Certificate in Law (Criminal Prosecutions) - $9,550
Masters of Law (Criminal Prosecutions) - $19,100
Please note, these costs are for domestic students.
When can I start?
You can commence in either Autumn Session (which starts in February) or Spring Session (which starts in July)
For further information, contact:
Faculty of Law
University of Wollongong
Phone:02 4221 4631
To apply,contact UniAdvice via phone 0n 1300 367 869 or online at