Melbourne Law Masters

Deepen your knowledge and understanding in a broad or specialised area of law.

The Melbourne Law Masters program offers master degrees, graduate diplomas, specialist certificates and single subjects across an array of specialist legal areas and more than 150 subjects.  The courses have been developed by an exceptional range of scholars drawn from the Melbourne Law School and other leading law schools and from distinguished local and international practitioners and judges.

Each specialist area is developed and led by an expert director of studies with many actively connected to a research centre or network. This produces a concentration of expertise ensuring subjects are cutting edge and evolve in response to contemporary needs and developments.

A key feature of the program is our flexible format, delivered intensively over a five-day period, normally with a two-day weekend break in the middle. This format allows deep immersion in the subject and an opportunity to make close connections with your peers in the subject. The program’s flexible design also supports students who wish to move from a graduate diploma to a related masters degree.

Law graduates enrolled in a Master of Laws (LLM) or Graduate Diploma in Laws can also choose from the full range of specialist legal areas.

Graduating with a law degree from the University of Melbourne means that wherever your career takes you, both nationally and internationally, your degree will be recognised as exceptional and you will join an active global network of over 400,000 alumni.

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Single Subject Study

The Melbourne Law Masters program offers an exciting range of subjects that can be undertaken without enrolling in a formal degree or diploma. Available to both law and non-law graduates, single subject enrolment is a great way to advance your professional knowledge in a specific area of law. Practising lawyers may also use these to contribute to their Continuing Professional Development points.

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