Study a Master of Laws in Australia
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 LLM (Research) is designed for students from a legal degree background who wish to enhance their knowledge in specialist areas of the law. Students must possess a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor qualification, and use the flexibility of the LLM (Research) to investigate discipline areas in-depth.
The Faculty of Law at Bond is a professional law school, with a strong global focus and connections. Our cutting-edge research focus provides you with the opportunity to deepen your research skills and knowledge in an area of law, benefiting from the expertise of Faculty Professors as well as visiting academics and professionals from across Australia and around the world.
Why study at Bond University
- Opportunity to develop academic research skills.
- Opportunity to independently research in a specialist area of law.
- Supervised by outstanding academics with specialist knowledge.
About the program
The Master of Laws (Research) is a higher degree by research program awarded for completion of a 50,000 word thesis. The thesis demonstrates the student's ability to research, analyse and apply information and concepts to a body of legal knowledge or practice.
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
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||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Master Research|
|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 a 50,000 word thesis, usually completed over two years full time. Part-time options are also available. The thesis is supervised by staff expert in the subject area.
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol on a full-time basis.
The below fees are based on an annual fee over a three-semester academic calendar.
Annual program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $39,760* annually
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 (Research) is offered to those with a professional law qualification (Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor or equivalent). Applicants are required to have at least 65 cumulative percentage average.
Please contact [email protected] 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.
How to apply
Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest as to why they wish to undertake a research degree and the area of research.
For domestic students, the LLM provides a specialist postgraduate qualification to augment your practice of law in Australia. For international students, the program provides a wide range of international law, comparative law, IP and trade law and dispute resolution subjects to broaden and internationalise an undergraduate law qualification.