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 law. This program includes a range of elective courses suited to those with a particular interest in international and comparative 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 one or more weeks.

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

Program Learning Outcome
1. Understand and apply knowledge in the field of law and undertake advanced legal research in law which engages with primary and secondary legal materials.
2. Apply principles of law to complex legal problems, and critique law from theoretical and practical perspectives.
3. Structure and sustain concise and cohesive legal argument.
4. Demonstrate autonomy, judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a legal professional.
5. Incorporate social, policy, comparative and/or interdisciplinary approaches into analysis of the law.
6. Reflect on their abilities to perform the role of a legal practitioner and interact with others to do so effectively.

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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

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 12, 15 or 18 units
  2. Research equivalent courses to the value of either 6, 9 or 12 units