Personal. Professional. Global
The January semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
The Bond University Master of Laws (LLM) program offers domestic and international law graduates the opportunity to undertake postgraduate legal education designed to suite their personal and professional circumstances. With a professional emphasis, and various specialisations in commercial law, international law and dispute resolution, the Bond LLM is designed to realise the educational and career aspirations of the global lawyer. Study on-campus, study online, or combine both.
Bond Law is consistently ranked first in Australia in terms of overall quality of the student experience for very good reasons. At Bond we have some of the best law teachers and scholars in the country delivering innovative law programs using truly world class teaching facilities. We are committed to providing an exceptionally high quality learning experience characterised by a professional and practical emphasis, a global focus, small classes and personal attention. National and international legal experts in a variety of fields contribute to the delivery of programs at the cutting edge of contemporary legal scholarship and practice.
Bond Law offers an online study option for the Bond Master of Laws with a specialisation in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution. The specialisation has been designed for law students and career professionals from different cultural and legal backgrounds, who aim for a high-level career in an international law firm, multinational company or government organisation. Its four 20 credit points (cps) subjects apply state-of-the-art distance learning techniques to bridge the distance between students and their instructors, peers and resources. Online classes of not more than 20 students are supervised by instructors based all over the world.
How Bond Law graduates are embracing opportunity
- Provides students with the opportunity to pursue a specialisation in an area of interest.
- Small class sizes that create a personalised learning environment
- Taught by outstanding academics with industry knowledge
About the program
The Master of Laws (LLM) program provides students from a legal background with a specialist postgraduate law qualification. Students may choose to pursue a specialised area of study or select subjects from a broad range of law electives. The program develops advanced legal research and writing skills and enhances the ability of students to critically evaluate complex legal issues within a global context.
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Duration||2 semesters (8 months)|
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Master of Laws program comprises 80 credit points of law subjects from the list of postgraduate law electives. There are no compulsory subjects, which enables students to tailor the Master of Laws to their interests.
Students can graduate with a Master of Laws with a specialisation by completing at least 40 credit points of subjects from one of our specialisation categories. The name of the specialisation appears on the students' testamur. However, students are not required to complete a specialisation and may choose to graduate with a general Master of Laws by completing any combination of law subjects totalling 80 credit points.
Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.
Specialisations are currently available in the following areas:
- Corporate and Commercial Law and Practice
- Family Dispute Resolution
- International Business and Finance Law
- Dispute Resolution
- Canadian Law and Practice
- International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution (online)
To be eligible for a specialisation, students must complete at least 40 credit point subjects within the specialisation category. No general electives are offered in this program.
International Student visa holders please note: Under Australian student visa regulations the number of online subjects undertaken by student visa holders in this program cannot exceed 20 credit points. The remaining 60 credit points must be comprised of on-campus subjects.
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $22,840* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $45,680
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.
Academic entry requirements
The Master of Laws is offered to students who have completed a professional law qualification such as a Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor, or equivalent. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must achieve an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no single band less than 6. Bond also accepts other English language tests including TOEFL iBT, CAE and PTE.
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information.
How to apply
The Master of Laws (LLM) offers more specialised and specific knowledge of the law, either in your chosen area of career interest or across a broad spectrum of law specialties.
It also enhances your understanding of both substantive and procedural law, as well as developing advanced legal research and writing skills.
For international students, the LLM program allows you to internationalise your undergraduate law qualifications, as you learn to critically evaluate complex legal issues in a global context.
The LLM can lead to Higher Degree by Research programs including:
Specialist mediation courses and graduate certificate programs in family dispute resolution (FDR) are available through Bond’s Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC). All DRC medication courses are approved by the Mediator Standards Board and FDR programs are recognised by the Attorney General’s office.
For recent Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor graduates, an LLM enhances career opportunities. For qualified legal practitioners, the LLM positions graduates for career promotion and progression to senior level and partnership opportunities.