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Master of Laws

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Laws degree offers a choice of over 40 topics for either general study or specialised research. It is a very flexible programme, offering participants the ability to study by thesis alone, or by combining short research paper courses and a dissertation.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
LLM
Domestic Fees
$7,938 per year / $15,876 total
International Fees
$36,500 per year / $73,000 total

About this course

The Master of Laws degree offers a choice of over 40 topics for either general study or specialised research. It is a very flexible programme, offering participants the ability to study by thesis alone, or by combining short research paper courses and a dissertation.

LLM students develop in-depth expertise in particular fields of legal specialisation, broaden their knowledge in a range of legal subjects, and combine law study with related disciplines. Students get the chance to undertake research under the supervision of expert staff in the Te Kure Ture | School of Law.

UC ranks in the top 200 universities in the world for Law and Legal Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).

Entry requirements

Students must have a Bachelor of Laws degree (or equivalent) with good grades.

If English is your additional language, you must also meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Laws or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

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