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Course: Master of Laws (849AA)

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Award: Master of Laws
Course Level: 04
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Offered Locations and Delivery Modes:

  • UC Bruce Campus
    • Full Time, Face-to-Face -
    • Part Time, Face-to-Face -


The Master of Laws degree (LLM) is the traditional, and most recognised, Masters degree in common law countries. Candidates may complete the course entirely by coursework, or by coursework and a Master of Laws Dissertation component.

Course Requirements

24 credit points from Option 1 or Option 2:

Option 1
Where the course is undertaken without a dissertation component:
24 credit points from any law units at PG level.

Option 2
Where the course is undertaken with a dissertation:

  • 15 credit points comprising law units at PG level
  • 3 credit points from 6621 Advanced Legal Research and Writing PG unless there has been successful completion of that unit or an equivalent unit within 5 years prior to admission. In that event, another 3 credit points unit at PG level shall be undertaken.
  • 6 credit points from 6642 Masters of Laws Dissertation.

For a list of current law unit offerings, please refer to the Law Faculty website <>.

Course Duration

Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the normal University requirements for admission to a graduate course, applicants must also have completed the academic requirements of an undergraduate degree in Law and will normally have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Universitys Admissions Committee.

Approved Credit arrangements.

Credit of up to 12 credit points may be granted on the basis of an incomplete or complete postgraduate course in accordance with the Credit Policy.

Professional Recognition

This course is not a requirement for admission to practise law.

Course Enquiries

For further information please contact the Faculty of Law.
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