Master of Laws (Coursework) (LLM)

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Special Notes

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


The Master of Laws provides access to a range of areas to suit both domestic and international students proceeding directly from undergraduate study, as well as experienced legal practitioners wishing to specialise in areas of commercial law. This program includes a range of elective courses suited to those with a particular interest in international and comparative commercial law. In addition, the program will appeal to those wishing to further develop their scholarly skills in legal research and writing. Some courses are taught during the evening or on weekends, while other courses may be taught intensively over two or more weeks.

The Master of Laws (Coursework) is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extension qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.


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 Laws (Coursework)

There shall be a Master of Laws (Coursework) .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Laws, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of either 15 or 18 units
  2. Research equivalent courses to the value of either 6 or 9 units in the form of two research essays or a research dissertation (subject to acceptance of application).