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Master of Laws

Overview

Equip yourself with an outstanding education, transportable knowledge and industry know-how to capitalise on today’s commercial opportunities and succeed in globally competitive legal and business environments.

UQ's Master of Laws program is designed to enhance your theoretical and practical expertise, improve your independent and critical thinking, and develop your research skills to give you a professional edge.

You'll undertake courses predominantly driven by the needs of contemporary legal practice, including those in highly specialised areas as well as more general areas, where the principles underpinning study are complex and require a depth of understanding.

Enriching your time at UQ Law is the impressive list of lecturers who are experts in their fields, with the program’s teaching staff including outstanding academics and honoured professionals, visiting lecturers, legal practitioners, judges and international scholars, all of whom will expose you to a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5591
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42272 (indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5591
CRICOS Code
082603E
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Learn at the oldest law school in Queensland, with a reputation for producing outstanding graduates who progress to the highest positions within legal and business professions.
  • Choose from an extensive list of courses that interest you to independently define your specialisation and tailor your own degree.
  • Engage with a diverse study cohort that includes local, interstate and international lawyers and students who are able to draw on academic and professional experiences to deepen discussion and debate in class.

1 in Queensland for law

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a student must hold -

a degree in law leading to admission to legal practice with a GPA of at least 4; OR
an academic or professional qualification in law leading to admission to legal practice and be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the executive dean, that the student has the requisite knowledge to complete the program.

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a student must hold -

a degree in law leading to admission to legal practice with a GPA of at least 4; OR
an academic or professional qualification in law leading to admission to legal practice and be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the executive dean, that the student has the requisite knowledge to complete the program.

English language requirements

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.

BE - 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.

 

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

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.

Additional application information

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.

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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Laws are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,272

Indicative annual fee 2020

This 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 (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Laws pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $34,720

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Laws at 2020 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program. Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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They say choosing a degree is hard, which is why we've made it easy. Register your interest in the Master of Laws and we'll send you everything you need to know about applying to UQ.