Students may choose between completing an LLM by Research or an LLM by Coursework.
The LLM by Research is a springboard for those whose ultimate aim is to pursue a course in advanced research work. Students learn basic research skills and techniques. The course requires the equivalent of 3 semesters of full-time study and the student is expected to produce a thesis of original work.
Students enrolled on the LLM by Coursework must complete 48 units of credit. Students may either choose freely from the wide range of courses offered by the School or complete a major sequence in a specialized area. International students are required to complete the course in the Australian Legal System in their first semester.
- Corporate & Commercial Law
- Corporate, Commercial & Taxation Law
- Criminal Justice & Criminology
- Dispute Resolution
- Environmental Law
- Human Rights & Social Justice
- Innovation Law
- International Business & Economic Law
- International Law
- Media & Technology Law
The Law School also offers a range of other Masters courses including the following:
The Master in International Law and International Relations is offered in conjunction with the School of Social Sciences and International Studies and seeks to give students a greater understanding of the interaction between international law and politics.
The Master of Human Rights Law and Policy applies a human rights perspective to policies made at the local and international level. The program is especially directed to those working in the public sector, NGOs, international development and peacekeeping.
The Master of Business Law is designed for non-lawyers involved in the private, commercial, government or international sectors where business law issues are relevant to their employment.
The Master of Criminal Justice and Criminology is designed for graduates seeking an interdisciplinary specialised education at an advanced level in criminal justice law, policy, theory and practice. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers.
The Master of Dispute Resolution provides a comprehensive, academically rigorous program for those seeking a specialist postgraduate qualification in dispute resolution theory and practice. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers.
The Master of Law, Media and Journalism equips students to interact with new media developments in a practical way and understand the legal consequences of those interactions. It develops a depth of knowledge through understanding of the different regulatory and legal issues that arise in the context of print, radio, television and online media sector, media relations and corporate communications. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers.
The Master of Legal Studies is specifically designed for non-lawyers to understand how the legal system works and to provide some substantive knowledge of the law in specific areas.
The Graduate Diploma in Applied Intellectual Property provides an opportunity for the specialised study of intellectual property law and policy with a focus on the practical application of the law in various commercial contexts. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers.
The Master of Law and Management and MBA/LLM by Coursework are 2 courses designed to provide knowledge in the interaction between management and law. Detailed information about these two courses, including topics covered, is available at the Law School's website. Please note that the Master of Law and Management is only available to Australian residents.