Masters Degrees and Graduate Diplomas

Masters Degrees

Masters degrees require the completion of eight subjects.

Please note that specialist masters degrees require specific subject selection – please see individual course pages for details. Masters students who do not have a first degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) in a common law legal system must undertake the foundation subject Fundamentals of the Common Law or, in international tax, Foundations of Tax Law. Foundation subjects should be taken early, before undertaking other subjects.

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Duration

Full-time
12 months
Part-time
2 to 4 years

Maximum course duration is four (4) years.

Minor Thesis option

The Master of Laws (LLM) includes a Minor Thesis option. To undertake this option students complete four subjects drawn from the subjects prescribed by the Law School as part of the coursework program and a minor thesis (50 points of study) on a topic approved by the Law School.

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Graduate Diplomas

Graduate diplomas require the completion of four subjects.

Please note that specialist graduate diplomas require specific subject selection – please see individual course pages for details. Graduate diploma students who do not have a first degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent) in a common law legal system are strongly encouraged to undertake the preliminary not-for-credit subject Australian Legal Process and Legal Institutions before undertaking other subjects.

Duration

Full-time
6 months
Part-time
1 to 2 years

Maximum course duration is three (3) years.