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University of New South Wales

Warabrook, NSW 2304, Australia
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of Australia’s leading teaching and research institutions. Established in 1949, it is recognised as one of the top Universities in Australia and is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world. UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia's leading research-intensive universities, and of the prestigious international network Universitas 21. The university has more than 50,000 students and is Australia’s most cosmopolitan university with over 14,000  international students from more than 120 countries. UNSW is located in Sydney and is situated on a 38-hectacre site just 7 kilometers from the city center. The main campus in Sydney’s fashionable eastern suburbs is just minutes from the city’s beaches and a great base to explore and experience the richness and diversity of Sydney. With extensive international links, close relationships with business and industry, and state-of-the-art facilities, students at UNSW receive a world-class education.

The Law School

UNSW Law comprises the Law School and a range of research, education and advocacy centres including a community legal centre. The teaching staff at the Law School are leading legal academics which contributes to the high local and international standing of the faculty. UNSW Law is therefore able to offer postgraduate students a cutting-edge education in a wide range of disciplinary options.

The Law School at UNSW was the first law school to introduce a system of teaching in small seminar format with postgraduate classes averaging 20-35 students. This ensures that students have close contact and guidance from their lecturers while promoting inter-student dialogue and active learning. It's no wonder that the Law School consistently has the highest graduate satisfaction rating in NSW.

Competition for places at the Law School is high and graduates have been consistently awarded prestigious scholarships including Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships.

UNSW Law School also offers undergraduate dual law degree programs and the graduate entry Juris Doctor (JD) law degree.

Tuition Fees

Course fees 2012:

For international students, the course fees for the LLM by Coursework are paid per unit of credit with costs currently at AUS$650 per unit of credit or approximately AUS$31,200 for the 48 unit of credit program.

Fees are currently AUS$650 per unit of credit or approximately AUS$31,200 per year for the LLM by Research.
Please visit the university’s website for detailed information on entry requirements and fees.

The Program

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.

LLM specializations:

- 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
- Taxation

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.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the LLM courses must have an undergraduate degree in law or, for cross-disciplinary Masters programs, an undergraduate degree in a related field. All international students must meet the University’s English Language requirements. Students may apply online.