Master of Comparative Laws (Adelaide / Mannheim) (MComparLaws)

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

Special Notes

This program is not offered in 2022.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Law School at the University of Adelaide and the Faculty of Law at the University of Mannheim jointly offer a Master of Comparative Laws. Students spend up to one semester at Adelaide and one semester at Mannheim and undertake a dissertation at their home institution. The program enables students to study the different systems of law throughout the world such as common law, civil law and Islamic law. It also enables Australian students to obtain a more detailed understanding of the legal framework in the European Union. It will be conducted entirely in English but some Australian students proficient in German may choose to study in that language in Germany.
The Master of Comparative Law is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extension qualification with a standard full-time duration of 15 months.


Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Comparative Laws (Adelaide / Mannheim)

There shall be a Master of Comparative Laws (Adelaide / Mannheim) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Comparative Laws, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 30 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 6 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 18 units, with courses to the value of 6 units to be taken at Adelaide and courses to the value of 12 units to be taken at Mannheim.
  3. Research equivalent courses to the value of 6 units in the form of LAW 7025 Dissertation (PG).