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 represents a substantial and original contribution to the knowledge or understanding of an aspect of law and demonstrates the capacity of the student to carry out independent research at an appropriate level.
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 50,00 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.
Academic entry requirements
The Master of Laws (Research) is offered to those with a professional law qualification (Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor or equivalent). Applications are required to have at least 70 per cent average and/or extensive professional experience.
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