Assessment, Results and Graduation
Availability of results
Results are released on the student portal within four to six weeks after submission. Students will need to check their student portal as they will not be notified by the University when results are released. If your result is not available on the portal, your paper is still in the process of being marked.
In subjects with assessment options (where students may choose to take a research paper or an examination) results may be returned at different times.
Assignment results (where an assignment does not constitute 100% of the result for the subject) will not be released online but posted to students at their contact address.
Please note that while there is a University wide results release date for Semester 1 and Semester 2 this mainly applies to full length semester subjects or intensive subjects taught early in the semester. Many results will not be available at these times due to the timing of the subjects and staggered assessment due dates.
Assessment dates are stated under each subject outline in the Melbourne Law Masters Handbook or on the subject homepage. Any changes to these dates will be sent to enrolled students in writing and posted on the subject homepage.
Alternative Take-Home Examination Arrangements
In order to maintain the integrity of the examination process, students must ensure when enrolling in subjects that they are available to sit take-home examination on the date that they are scheduled or otherwise complete the research paper option if one is available. It is not possible to reschedule a take-home examination except in the case of exceptional, unforeseen circumstances. If exceptional unforeseen circumstances arise, and an alternative assessment option is not available to the student, students may be permitted to sit the take-home examination one week early with supporting documentation and approval of the Program Manager. It will not normally be possible to reschedule more than one week early. Examinations after the scheduled date are not possible.
Release of Take-Home Examinations
Take-Home Exam papers must be downloaded from the subject homepage on the Melbourne Law Masters website from 12.00 noon (Melbourne time) on the specified date.
Please note exams are password protected, requiring you to enter your email username and email password. You must have activated your University email address in order to download papers from the subject page. This must be done at least 24 hours prior to the time the paper is first made available.
Where a supervised exam is an optional form of assessment, you will be contacted in writing and asked to register to attend. Students residing interstate or country Victoria may arrange to sit a supervised exam at another location. Queries regarding this option should be directed to the Melbourne Law Masters Office.
Contact with Examiners During and After Examinations
Students are not permitted to make direct contact with examiners with regard to an examination paper once the examination has been released and before results are available. Once results are released, students are entitled to discuss their performance in the subject with the examiner.
Return of Papers/Feedback
Once results are released and assessment items returned to the office by academic staff, they will be sent by post to each student’s contact address. Marked student assessment items will not be available for collection from the Melbourne Law Masters office. In select cases, feedback is provided via email without papers being returned.
Attendance at Class
There is a 75% attendance requirement for all subjects.
Students who fail to meet this requirement will be withdrawn (‘WD’) from the subject and will forfeit the fees if they have not notified of their withdrawal within the prescribed periods set out in section 8 of the course rules.
Please refer to section 8 of the Melbourne Law Masters Course Rules for details of the procedure and deadlines for withdrawal.