PhD at Deakin Law School
Deakin Law School is ranked in the top 100 law schools globally by the prestigious 2018 ARWU and SSRN rankings. Deakin Law School offers research supervision in the areas of:
- Constitutional law
- Corporate governance
- Data and the law
- Energy and natural resources
- Torts and the law of medicine
- Intellectual property
- International law
- Criminal justice
- Transnational law
Deakin Law School offers a 4-year PhD program that provides rigorous coursework training and supervision by world class researchers in a wide range of disciplines. We support your development as an academic leader through generous stipends and grants to support your research, as well as significant assistance to prepare you for the academic job market on completion.
Our PhD program is designed to help students develop independent research skills and is ideally suited for those who want to develop and test their own theories and ideas at a high conceptual level. Through completion of the degree, students will acquire the skills and abilities necessary to pursue an academic or research career.
We aim to produce future academic leaders, and you will receive a generous stipend and grants to support your research, as well as significant assistance to prepare you for the academic job market on completion.
PhD students can commence their program in either Trimester 1 (February) or Trimester 2 (July) each year. Expressions of Interest in the program are due in September and February prior to these commencement dates. So, if you hold a prior research degree with an 80% average, and want to be part of a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment supported by world class facilities, see How to apply for details.