Study a Master of Legal Administration
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.
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Try further study on for size at a Postgraduate Test Drive. Meet with a personal Regional Manager on campus or virtually to learn more about studying at Bond, and to explore how a postgraduate degree can support your professional goals. This curated experience considers your unique circumstances, giving you an unmatched opportunity to have all of your questions about postgraduate study answered.
- Small class sizes which provide student with a personalised learning experience.
- Opportunity for students to enhance their legal knowledge and utilise this in a professional environment.
- State-of-the-art facilities.
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.
|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]|
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 the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2022: $21,147* per semester average
- Students commencing study in 2023: $21,693* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2022: $63,440
- Students commencing study in 2023: $65,080
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 most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
Completion of an undergraduate degree program in any field from an approved institution.
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.
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