New Postgraduate Students | Law

New Postgraduate Students

Accepting your offerPG Commencement Form
PG Orientation Program Requirements
PG Enrolment GuidesUNSW Law Timetable
Enrolment DeadlinesCredit Transfer
International StudentsMoodle, Course Outlines & Textbooks

Welcome to UNSW Law

We are pleased to welcome you as a NEW Postgraduate Student with UNSW Law. We hope you will enjoy your studies with us.

The Getting Started at UNSW Law for NEW Postgraduate Students has important general information which will assist you.

Accepting your Offer

Before you can enrol in your courses, you will need to ACCEPT your offer via myUNSW. Please refer to the Getting Started website and follow the instructions to Accept your Offer. - See more at:

Before you can enrol in your courses, you will need to ACCEPT your offer via myUNSW. Please refer to the step by step instructions on the GETTING STARTED website. You will need your UNSW Student ID Number, your Program code (9200) and Unipass to Accept your Offer and enrol in your courses.

Accepting online is a 2-part process:

  • Part I: Acceptance
  • Part II: Personal Details and Enrolment

Enrolment at UNSW is completed online via myUNSW each semester. Enrolment for Semester 1 2018 will commence on 10 October 2017. Enrolment in courses is allocated on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis so if you are interested in enrolling in a particular class, you should enrol as soon as Enrolment commences to the class times of your choice. 

All new students will be sent further information prior to the commencement of enrolment. Please refer to the below websites to assist you with enrolling via myUNSW:

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Complete the PG Commencement Form

Please complete the PG Commencement Form which will help the faculty understand more about the background of our students. The form should be completed prior to the first week of classes. 

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UNSW PG Welcome 2018

UNSW Law will hold a Postgraduate Welcome for all NEW Postgraduate Students in O'Week. New UNSW Postgraduate students are invited to join the Faculty for an official welcome event.

The Postgraduate Welcome is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow students, members of the academic and administrative staff and your student representatives. All new students are invited to participate in the Orientation Week Program on Kensington Campus during O'Week.

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Postgraduate Law Program Requirements

Each Postgraduate Law Program has specific courses that must be completed to satisfy the degree requirements. Please refer to the UNSW Online Handbook for further information.

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Postgraduate Law Enrolment Guides

To assist you with course selection and enrolment we have created a comprehensive Enrolment Guide for each postgraduate Law program. You must read the Enrolment Guide for your program prior to enrolling.

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Law Timetable Information

Please always refer to the Law Timetable Planner available on the Law website when selecting course/class to enrol. This will list the times for all classes and the rooms in which they will be taught.

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Enrolment Deadlines

Law Postgraduate Program Enrolment Deadline

All Postgraduate Students are required to finalise their Enrolment by the Law PG Enrolment Deadline. The Law PG Enrolment Deadlines are as follows:

Semester 1 - 1 January  

Semester 2 - 1 June 

This allows us to manage enrolments in courses well before the start of semester. Studentcan still vary your enrolment from the above deadline until the UNSW Enrolment Deadline if necessary. Please refer to the Key Dates for final enrolment amendment deadlines.

UNSW-wide Enrolment Deadline

Each teaching period has specific deadlines for adding or dropping courses. Add and drop deadlines are different. Students can view the Add deadlines and Course Withdrawal deadlines for different teaching periods on myUNSW under Key Dates. Students can also view the university Academic Calendar on myUNSW.

It is student's responsibility to manage their enrolment and to ensure that they enrol in/drop out of courses by the appropriate deadlines. Adding a course after enrolment has closed is not normally permitted.

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Seeking Credit for Previous Study

If you are seeking credit for previous studies you must submit an application for credit transfer to the UNSW Admissions Office.  You must submit a detailed course outline for the course(s) you have completed, certified copies of academic transcripts with the grade achieved for those courses along with the application for credit transfer form.

We strongly recommend that you submit your documentation to the UNSW Admissions Office as soon as you receive an offer. Please note that it will take at least two weeks for your application for credit transfer to be assessed. Before you submit an application please read the Credit Transfer Rules and Regulations (PG) on the Policies, Procedures and Student Forms website.

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International Students

It is your responsibility to ensure you are familiar with all visa conditions attached to your student visa and comply with them.  Information for new international students can be found on the Student Development International (SDI) website. You may also contact the International Student Advisors about student visa, well-being and academic performance.

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Moodle, Course Outlines & Textbooks


Moodle is the online learning platform for your course, providing online materials and support designed to complement your learning. Information typically found on the site includes course outlines, course handouts, resources, and communication facilities. There may also be quizzes, forums for discussion and other activities using this platform. If you are doing take home essays you will also use the Moodle platform to upload your assignment to Turnitin. Your Moodle course will be available to you a week before the start date of the course. You can access Moodle when you log into myUNSW using your zpass and password.

For more information about navigating your online learning environment in Moodle go to the eLearning website:

Course Outlines

Further detailed information on your course can be found in the Course Outline. This is in your Moodle site at the top centre of the main page. The Course Outline is available one week before the commencement of class. If the course outline is not available please contact the convenor of the course for more information.


The Recommended Textbook lists for all courses are available on UNSW Bookshop website: at the start of semester. The course outline will usually contain information regarding procurement of textbooks.  You need to place your order for prescribed texts directly with the UNSW Bookshop (Tel: +61 2 9385 6689, Fax: +61 2 9385 6633) or order via UNSW Bookshop website:

The UNSW Bookshop is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays. It is located at the lower section of the Quadrangle Building on the Kensington Campus.

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