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Enhance your opportunities with a Master of Legal Administration

This program is designed for international students who wish to understand more of a common-law jurisdiction and wish to specialise in an area of legal interest. General business and humanities subjects of interest can be added that will assist your career prospects in government, business and not for profits. The Master of Legal Administration is particularly beneficial for those from non-law backgrounds, who work within a commercial legal context, yet do not wish to practise the law.

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What our academics say

"The Integrated Skills and Professionalism Program embedded within the law curriculum is one of the hallmarks of the Bond law degree. If employers are chasing a truly ‘practice ready’ graduate, then a Bondie is undoubtedly the safest bet."

Jackson Walkden-Brown Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

Key features

  • Small class sizes which provide student with a personalised learning experience.
  • Opportunity for students to enhance their legal knowledge and utilise this in a professional environment.
  • State-of-the-art facilities.

About the program

The Master of Legal Administration (MLA) offers students with a non-law degree the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. Students may complete a generalist degree or elect to specialise in a particular area of law, combined with up to four postgraduate subjects from other disciplines.

ModeOn Campus
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaLaw
Program codeLA-43048
CRICOS code084236G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

This degree does not qualify a graduate for admission as a legal practitioner; rather, the program is intended for students from other fields and professions who wish to supplement their knowledge of law in a particular area.

View the Master of Legal Administration - Program Structure and Sequencing for all semesters of commencement.

The Master of Legal Administration comprises 12 subjects:

Law compulsory subjects (4 x 10cps)

40cps of elective law subjects

Students must choose four law subjects from the list of postgraduate law subjects.

Students may choose to complete an optional Law Specialisation in one of the following areas:

To be eligible for a Law Specialisation, students must complete a minimum of four (4) of their law electives (40 credit points) within one of the above areas.

40cps of other elective subjects

Students must choose four postgraduate subjects from any Faculty or School at Bond University.

International students

To fulfil student visa requirements, students will need to enrol in a minimum of 40 credit points per semester.  Under Australian student visa regulations the number of online subjects undertaken by student visa holders in this program cannot exceed 20 cps.

Domestic students

Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2019 fees: $20,160 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $21,107 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

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.

Find out your financing options and other living costs to consider.

Completion of an undergraduate degree program in any field from an approved institution.

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