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Master of  Laws

Program code: 5191
CRICOS code: 024644K

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Why study the Master of Laws

The Master of Laws (LLM) #16 is designed to enhance the theoretical and practical expertise of students and provide them with a professional edge. Students will improve their independent and critical thinking and research skills. The courses offered are predominantly driven by the needs of contemporary legal practice. They include courses in highly specialized areas as well as more general areas where the principles underpinning that area are complex and require a depth of understanding.

Summary

  • Program code
    5191
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    024644K

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Approved Honours or Masters degree leading to admission to legal practice (LLB, JD or equivalent) with a GPA of at least 4; or degree in law leading to admission to legal practice (LLB or equivalent) with a GPA of at least 4, & either hold a GDip in legal practice or equivalent qualification, or have at least 2 years professional full-time work experience in the same discipline; or academic or professional qualification in law & be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Exec Dean that you have the requisite knowledge and experience to complete the program.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

View the English proficiency policy

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Laws are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Laws are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Laws. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Laws have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,272
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Laws for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Laws can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Laws is 5191. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

Applicants relying on work experience for entry to the program must include a CV with their application showing full work history.

Classes may be held at the St Lucia campus as well as Brisbane city venues. Not all courses listed are offered each year; applicants should contact the School of Law for up-to-date information in relation to course offerings.

Areas of study or work experience deemed to be "same discipline" are listed here.

International students are strongly encouraged to register in Orientation Week to attend an optional English for Academic Communication (EAC) program. The program is conducted jointly by staff of the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) and the Law School. International students are given a brief overview of the Australian legal framework and the common law system. The program also provides an opportunity for new students to meet each other socially.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Laws is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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