Study a Master of Legal Administration
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
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.
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.
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- Small class sizes which provide student with a personalised learning experience.
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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.
The May 2020 semester will be delivered remotely.
|Duration||3 semesters (1 year)|
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
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.
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)
- LAWS75-105 Legal Foundations A
- LAWS75-106 Legal Foundations B
- LAWS75-107 Foundations of Private Law
- LAWS75-108 Foundations of Public and Criminal Law
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:
- Canadian Law and Practice
- Corporate and Commercial Law and Practice
- Dispute Resolution
- International Business and Finance Law
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.
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.
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.
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 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: $20,187 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
- 2021 fees: $20,907 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.
Completion of an undergraduate degree program in any field from an approved institution.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A combination of the above.
|4 x 10cp compulsory law subjects|
Weekly classes on campus
|Trimesters 2 and 3|
|80cp of law and non-law electives||Option 1|
Combination of modes