Legal and Dispute Studies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 15.9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 15.9 k / Year(s) Deadline: May 31, 2024
301–350 place StudyQA ranking:1533 Duration:3 years You need IELTS certificate

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Developed in consultation with industry, the program offers insight into moral and legal aspects of society within Australia and globally, along with the skills to critically analyse them.

You will gain knowledge and skills in alternative dispute resolution and mediation, international human rights, restorative justice and policy analysis. You’ll develop a deeper understanding of the legal system to help create a just, socially aware and responsible community.

You'll be prepared for employment in private law firms, government, corporations, tribunals, community organisations and legal services.


Year 1

You will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the sociology of law and an introduction to important areas such as family law, criminal law, torts and alternative dispute resolution.

Year 2

You will develop a solid legal grounding in welfare law, information law, mediation and international human rights. You will study critical debates relating to how society responds to social issues including substance abuse, criminality and imprisonment.

Year 3

You will develop a solid legal grounding in civil procedure, legal and justice issues of relevance to young people and engage in the practice of mediation. You will acquire the knowledge and skills to perform paralegal duties and understand policy processes in the legal and justice system.

You will also gain organisational skills and undertake work experience

Selection tasks for international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum 70% average (check calculator below).  

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted. 

Selection tasks

Statement: If you are a non-year 12 applicant, you must submit a statement as part of your application explaining your reasons for wanting to study the course and include details of any relevant work or other experience.

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