|Selection rank||English language requirements||Duration||UAC code|
|Faculty||Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods|
|Faculty of Business, Government & Law||
Canberra Law School
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
||View teaching periods|
| 2021: $22,800 per year
Annual fee rates
The fees shown are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
|Academic entry requirements||English language requirements||CRICOS code||Faculty|
|061442B||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods||Duration|
Canberra Law School
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
||View teaching periods||2.0 years|
| 2021: $27,800 per year
Annual fee rates
The fees shown are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Information on how fees are calculated can be found here.
Academic entry requirements
To study at UC, you’ll need to meet our academic entry requirements and any admission requirements specific to your course. Please read your course admission requirements below. To find out whether you meet UC’s academic entry requirements, visit our academic entry requirements page.
Research your chosen area of law at UC
If you are a graduate who wishes to advance your skills, interests, capacities and career by undertaking a substantial research project in the field of law, then look no further than the Master of Law (Research). During your time with us, you will develop advanced legal research and writing skills by producing a dissertation which will make an original contribution to research literature in your chosen area of study.
You’ll graduate having created an impressive body of work and will be ready to move onto the next stage of your legal or academic career. As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), this course is covered under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.
Study a Master of Law (Research) at UC and you will:
- develop knowledge and skills in research methodology and research methods
- acquire high-level writing and analysis skills
- prepare a substantial dissertation which adds to existing knowledge and forms an in-depth investigation and analysis of a particular legal issue.
Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a key component of this postgraduate course and in your dissertation, you will be encouraged to use your existing employment knowledge to undertake new academic research in the study of a professional problem in the field of law, engaging regularly with industry over the course of your studies.
- Sessional academic
- Research officer
- Research fellow
- Company director
- Public servant
- Policy adviser
- Parliamentary counsel
- Legislative drafter
- Law reform officer
- Senior analyst
- Strategic adviser
- Business consultant
- International diplomat
- Director of sustainability
*Subject to satisfactory undergraduate law degree and successful completion of a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, which qualifies you for admission to practice as a lawyer.
Before a candidate is admitted to the Master of Law (Research) program, the University must be satisfied that it is able to supervise the candidate's proposed dissertation, and that the candidate satisfies the following admission requirements:
- holds a bachelor’s degree with above average performance (or qualifications deemed to be equivalent) in the relevant discipline (usually in law)
- provides evidence of capacity and aptitude to undertake legal research at a master’s level.
Students whose initial qualifications are in a field other than law are invited to discuss their possible candidature with the course convener.
There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 6.5 with no band score below 6.0. Students who have undertaken all their education in an English-speaking country (as defined on the University of Canberra website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.
Domestic students who are accepted on this course are provided for under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for the standard duration of the course. Once your RTP entitlement is consumed, you will be charged the annual fee rate that applied at the start of your degree. Further information on fees for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students can be found here.
Before a candidate is admitted to the Master of Law (Research) program, the Faculty must be satisfied that it is able to supervise the candidate's proposed dissertation and that the candidate satisfies the following admission requirements:
a. holds a bachelor degree with above average performance (or qualifications deemed to be equivalent), in the relevant discipline (usually in law);
b. provides evidence of capacity and aptitude to undertake legal research at the masters level.
Students whose initial qualifications are in a field other than Law are invited to discuss their possible candidature with the course convener.
Periods course is open for new admissions
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Domestic||International|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Research Semester 1|
There are currently no formal credit transfer arrangements for this course, however any previous study or work experience will be considered as part of your application.
Master of Law (Research) (942AA) | 48 credit points
Additional Academic Activity: In addition to enrolment in units, students are required to attend relevant school and faculty research seminars and other academic activities during candidature.
Candidates are also required to complete a Research Education Program to acquire the generic skills & attributes identified as appropriate for graduates of postgraduate research programs at UC.
In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course
Four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.
|Learning outcomes||Related graduate attributes|
|The objectives of the Master of Law (Research) are to enable graduates to extend and build upon their research experience through: 1. A coursework unit that develops knowledge and skill in research methodology and research methods;||
|2. Development of research, writing and analysis skills which enable students to produce a dissertation making an original contribution to the relevant research literature; and||
|3. Preparation of a substantial dissertation which adds to existing knowledge and constitutes an in-depth investigation and analysis of a particular legal issue or problem or set of issues or problems.||
|Master of Law (Research)||M Law(Rsch)|
|Student category||Contact details|
|Current & Prospective Students||Faculty of Business, Government and Law BGLHDR@canberra.edu.au|