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Master of Ethics and Legal Studies

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points (12 subjects) in the Master degree, 64 points (eight subjects) in the Graduate Diploma and 32 points (four subjects) in the Graduate Certificate. In addition, successful completion of the course for those undertaking a specialised area will require that students complete the core subjects required by their specialised area at Pass level or better.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Ethics and Legal Studies program is an articulated set of courses in ethics and legal studies drawing on the diverse expertise within the Faculty of Arts.

It is designed to meet the demand for the study of ethics and legal studies across various vocations in a way that is broad in scope and provides specialist expertise particular professions require.

In addition to core subjects in ethics and in legal studies, students may select subjects in accordance with their particular needs and interests.

Subjects may be selected from a comprehensive, vocation-directed list of subjects dealing in ethical and legal issues offered by the many disciplines across the faculties. In the Graduate Diploma and Master courses, students may choose a vocationally-specific specialisation, thus gaining postgraduate expertise in ethics and legal studies that is highly specific to their particular profession.

Articulation and credit

The Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate articulate fully and full credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower level course.

Course structure

Graduate Certificate

Two core subjects
PHL402 Ethical Theory
LAW540 Australian Law and Legal System

And two electives, one in Ethics and one in Legal Studies as specified in List A.

Graduate Diploma

Three Core Subjects
PHL502 Law, Ethics and Human Rights
LAW540 Australian Law and Legal System
PHL402 Ethical Theory

And five electives, at least two in both Ethics and Legal Studies drawn from List A. To graduate with a vocationally-specific specialisation, at least three electives must be taken from the specialist area (see list B).

Master degree

Three core subjects
PHL502 Law, Ethics and Human Rights
LAW540 Australian Law and Legal System
PHL402 Ethical Theory

And EITHER nine electives, at least four in both Ethics and Law, OR five electives and a Dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words (32 points) (PHL506 or LAW550 with at least 24 points in both Ethics and Law. To graduate in a specialism the student must have at least 4 electives from that specialism (see List B) or 2 electives from the specialism and a Research Dissertation in that area.

List A: Electives

(Some subjects are classified in both Ethics and Law).

Ethics Subjects

ETH401 Ethics And Social Welfare
ETH403 Bioethics
ETH404 Ethical Issues In Correctional Management
HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM501 Labour Market Studies
HRM512 Values & Conflict In Organisations
HRM540 Theories Of Conflict Resolution
HRM545 Skills Of Conflict Resolution
INR501 Industrial Relations Environment
INR502 Industrial Relations Systems & Issues
ITC506 Topics In Information Technology Ethics
JST433 Principles Of Correctional Management
JST534 Restorative Justice
MGT531 Business Ethics
MGT542 Internet Ethics
MGT546 Corporate Governance: Ethics, Leadership And Accountability
MGT594 Leadership And Business Ethics
PHL402 Ethical Theory
PHL401 Critical Reasoning
PHL404 Ethics & The Public Sector
PHL409 Theories Of Justice
PHL410 Corruption And Anticorruption
PHL412 Advanced Ethics
PHL504 Criminal Justice Ethics
PHL506 Ethics Research Dissertation (32)

Law Subjects

HCS406 Social Work And Human Rights
INR504 Industrial Law
JRN504 Journalism, Law And Ethics
JST408 Computers & Crime
JST520 Theories Of Crime And Deviance
JST532 Juvenile Justice
LAW401 Legal Issues In Child & Adolescent Welfare
LAW411 Mental Health Law & Policy
LAW502 Law Of International Business
LAW503 Administrative Law
LAW511 Commercial Law 1
LAW512 Commercial Law 2
LAW515 Law Of Employment
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods & Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes & Uses
LAW520 Internet Marketing And The Law
LAW521 Digital Communities: Law And Policy
LAW522 Banking & Finance Law
LAW525 Contemporary International Legal Issues
LAW530 Environmental Law And Management
LAW595 Legal Issues In Health Care
LAW550 Legal Research Dissertation (32)
MGT546 Corporate Governance: Ethics, Leadership And Accountability
PHL502 Law, Ethics And Human Rights

LIST B Specialisations

Specialisation Subjects for: Graduate Diploma and Master Degree.

Students who complete a specialisation graduate with the name of the specialisation in brackets in the award nomenclature, as shown in the examples below. Specialisation pos-nominals are shown after each specialisation listed below.

Examples: Graduate Diploma of Ethics and Legal Studies (Social Work) or Master of Ethics and Legal Studies(Health and Welfare)

Social Work

ETH401 Ethics and Social Welfare
LAW401 Legal Issues in Child and Adolescent Welfare
LAW411 Mental Health Law & Policy
HCS406 Social Work and Human Rights

Business

MGT531 Business Ethics
MGT546 Corporate Governance: Ethics, Leadership and Accountability
LAW502 Law of International Business
LAW511 Commercial Law 1
LAW512 Commercial Law 2
LAW514 Australian Taxation
LAW515 Law of Employment
LAW521 Digital Communities: Law and Policy
LAW522 Banking and Finance Law
PHL410 Corruption and Anticorruption

Health and Welfare

ETH401 Ethics and Social Welfare
ETH403 Bioethics
LAW401 Legal Issues in Child and Adolescent Welfare
LAW411 Mental Health Law and Policy
LAW595 Legal Issues in Health Care

Justice Studies

PHL409 Theories of Justice
PHL504 Criminal Justice Ethics
JST520 Theories of Crime and Deviance
JST532 Juvenile Justice
JST534 Restorative Justice

Dispute Resolution

HRM512 Values and Conflict in Organisations
HRM540 Theories of Conflict Resolution
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Results
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses

Government

MGT546 Corporate Governance: Ethics, Leadership and Accountability
ETH404 Ethics and the Public Sector
PHL410 Corruption and Anti-Corruption
PHL409 Theories of Justice
LAW503 Australian Administrative Law

Human Resource Management

HRM502 Human Resource Management
HRM512 Values and Conflicts in Organisations
HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
INR501 Industrial Relations Environment
INR504 Industrial Law
LAW515 Law of Employment

Industrial Relations

INR501 Industrial Relations Environment
INR502 Industrial Relations Systems and Issues
HRM501 Labout Market Studies
HRM540 Theories of Conflict Resolution
INR504 Industrial Law
LAW515 Law of Employment

Corrections

ETH404 Ethical Issues in Correctional Management
PHL504 Criminal Justice Ethics
JST433 Principles of Correctional Management
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods & Practice
LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses

Professional Studies

ETH401 Ethics and Social Welfare
MGT531 Business Ethics
HRM512 Values and Conflict in Organisations
LAW515 Law of Employment
LAW516 Dispute Resolution: Methods and Practice
LAW522 Banking and Finance Law
LAW530 Environmental Law and Management

Technology

ITC475 Ethics and Information Technology
OR
ITC506 Topics in Information Technology Ethics
LAW511 Commerical Law 1
LAW521 Digital Communities: Law and Policy
MGT542 Internet Ethics

Enrolment pattern

Because of the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects, depending upon the availability of subjects and the meeting of any pre-requisites.

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower level course.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

  • Part-time by distance education
  • Master: 3 years
  • Graduate Diploma: 2 years
  • Graduate Certificate: 1 year

International?

NO

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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