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PD-ARTS Socio-Legal Studies

Informal specialisationYear: 2019

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Please note that PD-ARTS Postgraduate Diploma in Arts will no longer be accepting new applications as of the 1st January 2015, the program from 2015 will be offered as GDA-ARTS Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced). Please refer to the correct handbook entry for program information for commencing students from 2015.

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Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in this area of specialisation should:

  • understand the social, political and historical context of law and legal process;
  • have developed a specialized knowledge in an area of socio-legal studies;
  • appreciate the problems of legal reform;
  • gain a deep conceptual understanding of the relationship between law and society;
  • be able to critically and constructively discuss the role of law in society;
  • gain a high level of critical thinking and analysis and a high standard of academic writing;
  • be equipped to engage in creative and methodologically rigorous, independent and high quality research, integrating theoretical and empirical analysis.
Last updated: 3 April 2019