Overview

The Master of Laws by Coursework offers a flexible and specialised opportunity for you to develop an advanced, integrated and contemporary understanding of one or more areas of legal study. Courses offered in this degree combine a level of sophistication and technical difficulty with a substantial consideration of relevant international, professional and cross-disciplinary aspects of the subject matter. In this one-year degree you will take eight elective courses from a wide range of options and undertake at least one research-based project, which will allow you the opportunity to apply your legal knowledge and skills in a practical academic context. You will learn both broad interdisciplinary insights and detailed examination of emerging legal issues, such as how technology is reshaping the legal landscape.

Program Code

9201

UAC Code

910620

CRICOS Code

000733G

Total units of credit (UOC)

48

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

New Program

Why choose this degree?

The UNSW Law School ranked 14th in the world in the 2016 QS World University Rankings and is Australia’s leading law school. The Master of Laws’ flexibility allows you to either specialise in an area of your choice or to undertake a generalised degree.

Who should choose this degree?

Graduates of other disciplines who intend to pursue a career involving law choose this degree, as well as law graduates who intend to specialise and advance their knowledge.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Lawyer

Entry requirements

A candidate for the Master of Laws by Coursework shall have been previously awarded any of the following:

(1) a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution;

(2) a Bachelor of Laws degree with a credit average, from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution;

(3) a Juris Doctor degree, with a credit average, from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution;

(4) a Bachelor degree in Social Sciences or Humanities, with a credit average, from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution;

(5) a Juris Doctor degree or a Bachelor degree in Laws, Social Sciences or Humanities from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution with a minimum of two years' relevant professional experience;

(6) a Bachelor degree from UNSW Sydney, with a credit average, or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years' relevant professional experience.

For the purposes of (5) and (6), relevant professional experience could include professional experience in legal and policy issues gained as an officer in local government; consulting on legal and policy issues; an officer/manager or similar for state or federal government agency with responsibility for legal and policy issues; corporate auditing, monitoring or managing legal and policy issues; project management with a legal or policy focus; NGO or international organisation responsible for law or policy reform.

How to apply

Applications for domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed through the the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Postgraduate.

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