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Coursework

Master of Laws

  • CRICOS Code: 074996E

What will I study?

Overview

As a Master of Laws (LLM) student, you can choose from all subjects available in the Melbourne Law Masters program, allowing you to tailor the degree to suit your professional aspirations and personal interests. You can also choose to undertake the LLM as a combination of coursework and a minor thesis.

Course Structure

The course requires satisfactory completion of eight coursework subjects from those available in the Melbourne Law Masters. Students who have a law degree that is not from a common law jurisdiction are required to complete Fundamentals of the Common Law.

Minor Thesis option

The Master of Laws 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.

Subject Timing and Format

The Melbourne Law Masters program has been designed around the busy schedules of working professionals. Subjects are offered from February to December each year.

Most subjects are taught intensively, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the subject content. Intensive subjects are typically taught over five days, either from Monday–Friday or Wednesday–Tuesday, excluding the weekend. This intensive format enables students from interstate or overseas to fly to Melbourne to attend class. Semester-length subjects are generally taught for two hours in the evening each week during the semester.

Subjects are taught in an interactive seminar style and class sizes normally range from 20 to 30 students.

Online subjects

You can also take up to two subjects online as part of the Global Competition and Consumer Law program.

Duration

As a student, you will need to enrol in at least one subject per semester and will have a maximum of four years to complete the course, including any leave of absence.

Study Abroad at Oxford

Students enrolled in the Master of Laws also have the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Oxford.
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Sample course plan

View some sample course plans to help you select subjects that will meet the requirements for this degree.

Explore this course

Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this degree.

The course requires satisfactory completion of 100 credit points from the subjects available in the Melbourne Law Masters. Students may take up to 25 credit points online from the Competition and Consumer Law specialisation.