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Study a Master of Legal Administration

The upcoming 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 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. This program is ideal for students from other fields and professions who wish to broaden their understanding of the law or specialize in an area of legal interest, yet do not wish to practise.

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"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 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. 
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
  • January 2024
  • May 2024
  • September 2024
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]

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 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 2022: $21,147* per semester average

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2022: $63,440

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.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

* 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.

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

Future outcomes

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.


Study options

In their first trimester, MLA students complete the four 4 x 10cps compulsory law subjects on the Bond University campus. All four subjects are delivered using face-to-face classes (lectures and tutorials) delivered weekly. MLA students are thus obliged to spend at least 4 months living on the Gold Coast.

In their second and third trimesters, MLA students have four study options available to them in completing their 80cps of elective law and non-law subjects:

  1. Complete subjects delivered as weekly classes on the Bond University campus. Students choosing this study option would be obliged to reside on or near the Gold Coast campus for the duration of the program.
  2. Complete subjects delivered intensively across 3 to 6 days on the Bond University Campus. Students choosing this study option can reside anywhere in the world and travel to Bond for the duration of the intensive classes.
  3. Complete subjects delivered entirely online, i.e. the 20cps subjects offered in the International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution specialisation.  Students choosing this study option can reside anywhere in the world.
  4. A combination of the above.
Trimester 1  
4 x 10cp compulsory law subjects

Weekly classes on campus

Trimesters 2 and 3 
80cp of law and non-law electivesOption 1
Weekly classes
Option 2
Intensive classes
Option 3
Online delivery
Option 4
Combination of modes

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