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Specialise with a Master of Laws at Bond

The September 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.

Personal. Professional. Global.

The Bond University Master of Laws program offers domestic and international law graduates the opportunity to undertake postgraduate legal education designed to suit their personal and professional circumstances. With a professional emphasis and various specialisations in commercial law, international law and dispute resolution, the Bond Master of Laws is designed to realise the educational and career aspirations of the global lawyer. Study on-campus, study online or combine both.

Bond University is consistently ranked first in Australia regarding the overall quality of the on-campus student experience for excellent reasons. At Bond, we have some of the best law teachers and scholars in the country delivering innovative law programs using genuinely 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 on-campus subjects at the cutting edge of contemporary legal scholarship and practice.

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What our academics say

Bond University is really unique. At Bond, classes are small, and academics readily available. The learning environment is exceptional with purpose-built integrated campus facilities that are state of the art. The academics at the Law Faculty have diverse interests, varied backgrounds, with most having international experience and a global outlook; their doors are always open for discussion and advice.

William Van Caenegem William Van Caenegem Professor

Key features

  • 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.

ModeOn Campus
Multi-modal delivery with classes designed to support and engage all learners regardless of physical location.
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaLaw
Program codeLA-43050
CRICOS code084235G
Credit for prior studyFor 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.

Teaching methodology

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:

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

  • 2020 fees: $20,280 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2021 fees: $21,000 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

To support students during the economic crisis created by the current pandemic, financial aid will be provided to students in Semester 2 in 2020. This is in the form of a one-off tuition fee relief, which will be a 20% reduction in Semester 2 tuition fees. For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.  

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 costs to consider.

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.

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

Future outcomes

For domestic students, the Master of Laws provides a specialist postgraduate qualification to augment the practice of law in Australia. For international students, the program provides a wide range of subjects to broaden and internationalise an undergraduate law qualification.

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