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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 100 credit points from subjects 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 credit 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 over five days with some subjects taught for two hours each week during the semester.

Subjects delivered online will have a combination of pre-recorded lecture content, live sessions and discussion boards among other resources. On campus subjects involve interactive seminar style classes in the Law Building in Melbourne.

Class sizes are typically limited to 30 students regardless of delivery mode.

Online subjects

You can also take up to 25 credit points online from the Competition and Consumer Law specialisation.

Duration

Full time students enrol in 50 credit points per semester (or half year period) and have an expected course duration of one year. Part time* students enrol in 25 credit points per semester (or half year period) and have an expected course duration of two years. Semesters without enrolments require a student to apply for a leave of absence.

*Part time enrolment is for domestic students only. Part time students may reduce their study load to 12.5 credit points per half year period and thus have a maximum course duration of four years.

Study Abroad at Oxford

Students enrolled in the Master of Laws also have the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Oxford.
Learn more

For detailed course and subject information, see the Handbook: Master of Laws.

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Professor Belinda Fehlberg

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