How to Apply
Faculty of Law – Pre-assessment Process
The Faculty of Law operates an informal assessment process prior to the formal application process. This enables us to give you advice about whether:
- You are likely to meet our eligibility requirements;
- We are able to offer supervision in your chosen research area;
- You appear to have a viable research topic.
The informal assessment process provides you with an indication about whether you are likely to be recommended for admission if a formal application is submitted. This can save you time and avoid the burden of a formal application if it is unlikely that we would be able to offer you a place.
The informal assessment process also provides you with an opportunity to meet with a potential supervisor to refine your proposal and develop a working relationship with the supervisor. If you are admitted to our doctoral program, it will mean that you will have a good basis for starting your doctoral candidacy.
It is sensible to commence the informal assessment process well-ahead of closing dates for formal applications as this will provide greater opportunity for you to obtain feedback on your research proposal and further develop it. Please note that if you contact us within six weeks of the closing dates for formal applications, you may be advised to proceed directly with the formal application process.
If you wish to be considered for admission to our doctoral program, please contact the Faculty Research Officer by email, requesting information about the informal assessment process. In response, you will be sent an email providing detailed information about our process and scholarship opportunities, and the information and documents we will require from you.
How to apply - Formal applications