Study a Master of Laws by Research at Bond University
The May semester for this program will be delivered remotely. In these extraordinary times, students will be able to access Bond's exceptional, personalised learning experience from all around the world. Learn more about remote learning at Bond
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.
In 2020 we are offering a number of partial tuition fee 30th Anniversary Postgraduate Scholarships to high achieving domestic students applying to commence postgraduate studies at Bond University in either the May or September semester.
Why study at Bond University
- 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 demonstrates the student's ability to research, analyse and apply information and concepts to a body of legal knowledge or practice.
The May 2020 semester will be delivered remotely.
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Master Research|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
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 50,000 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.
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you will need to enrol on a full-time basis.
The below fees are based on an annual cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
- 2020 fees: $38,410
- 2021 fees: $39,760
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.
Students who are Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens may be provided with a Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset which exempts them from tuition fees. This exemption is valid for a maximum period of two years for full-time study or up to four years part-time study for a Masters program.
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 [email protected] 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.
How to apply
Applicants must submit an Expression of Interest as to why they wish to undertake a research degree and the area of research.