Accept your Offer and Get Started

Get Started at Melbourne contains all the information you need to begin your course. The details below provide additional information relevant to the Melbourne Law Masters program.

Accept your offer

Accept your offer and get started
Defer your offer

Note: You may defer your course commencement for up to 12 months.

Course duration

You can undertake your course full time or part time. The maximum course duration is four (4) years for masters degrees and three (3) years for graduate diplomas.

Note: Students will need to be enrolled in a minimum of one subject per half-year period (Jan–June and Jul–Dec). If you are not enrolled in one subject per half-year period, you will be un-enrolled from your course and will need to apply for reinstatement (students will also be liable to pay associated administrative fees for reinstatement).

How to enrol in subjects

All subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters program are quota subjects. This means that there are a limited number of places available in each class. Subjects can fill fast and we encourage you to enrol as soon as possible after you accept your offer of a place in the course.

  1. Check the requirements

    Review the Handbook for course requirements, subject prerequisites and subject delivery before making your selection.

    Note: One-on-one course planning advice is available.

  2. Check the subject availability

    Review the subject list for the current enrolment status of all Melbourne Law Masters subjects.

  3. Enrol in the subject

    Enrol in subjects via my.unimelb, or if the last date to self-enrol has passed by emailing

    Class registration

    Melbourne Law Masters subjects are almost all single sitting classes (there is no choice of class time). For these subjects, you will be automatically registered for class.

  4. Check your fees

    Understand your fees, due dates, payment options and the importance of paying on time, as this is linked to the study period for each subject taken at Melbourne Law School.

If you encounter any difficulties enrolling in subjects, please contact the Academic Support Office via

Travel arrangements

If you are enrolled in any Melbourne Law Masters subject and you need to travel to Melbourne for on campus seminars you must organise flexible travel and accommodation bookings. You are encouraged to book your flexible travel and accommodation as close as possible to the scheduled teaching dates.

Next steps - prepare for study

Student email

Your University student email account is the primary method of communication to and from the University. Failure to use your student email account may result in missing out on important enrolment information and deadlines, notifications regarding availability of subject materials, assessment details, etc. It is possible to forward your student email account to an existing email account to eliminate the need to check a separate account.

LMS and library databases

You will also use the username and password from your student account to access other online resources via the Canvas LMS (Learning Management System), such as reading guides, class notes, examinations and library databases.

Subject materials

Specialist subject materials will be provided for each subject you are enrolled in. These will be available via the LMS during the stated pre-teaching period. Hard copy subject materials are not provided, however the LMS will feature a single printable PDF file for students to print if desired.


Your username and password are also necessary to use the UniWireless wireless network while on campus.


The Melbourne Law Masters program provides a range of opportunities for orientation of new students, tailored to their different needs.

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