Study a Master of Laws in Australia
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.
|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]|
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.
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 cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
- 2019 fees: $37,110
- 2020 fees: $38,410
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 if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
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.