Master of Law and Development

  • CRICOS code: 051271K

Course overview

  • 1 year full time / 42 months part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Summer Intake - December, Start Year Intake - February, Autumn Intake - March, Winter Intake - June, Mid Year Intake - July, and Spring Intake - August


Online and on-campus subjects available

Most Melbourne Law Masters subjects are available online in 2021 with some taught on campus. See subject quotas for current subject availability.

Effective legal frameworks and institutions are pivotal in tackling inequality, alleviating poverty and creating a sustainable environment.

The Master of Law and Development (MLaw&Dev) allows you to examine the legalisation of development and the role of international and regional actors in law reform projects. It also offers the opportunity to investigate and analyse both international law and the ‘rule of law’ in a developmental context.

As a student, you can choose from subjects that take a range of practical, historical, critical, applied and theoretical perspectives.

It’s ideal for those working in international development from a government, non-government or not-for-profit background, as well as for those who wish to undertake specialist study in the area in preparation for a research degree. It’s available for both law and non-law graduates.

The Master of Law and Development is part of the world-renowned Melbourne Law Masters program.

Australia's leading law school

Melbourne Law School is ranked:

  • No. 1 law school in Australia and No. 12 in the world (Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject, 2022).
  • No. 1 law school in Australia and No. 5 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, 2022).

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