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Study a Master of Laws by Research at Bond University

Studying a Master of Laws (Research) will allow you to deepen your knowledge in your chosen area of law. Mentored by one of the Faculty of Law’s many world-renowned academics, you will not only benefit from the in-house expertise but will be exposed to many visiting academics and professionals from across Australia and the world. Students must possess a Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor qualification.

Why study at Bond University

Key features

  • 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 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.

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
  • January 2019
  • May 2019
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
Program typeMaster Research
Study areaLaw
Program codeLA-43037
CRICOS code063455C
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: sbc@bond.edu.au

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.

Structure

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.

International students

To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol on a full-time basis.

The annual program fees for the Master of Laws (by Research) are:

  • $34,644
  • $35,856

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 (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 lawresearch@bond.edu.au 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.

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.