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.
Why choose this degree?
The UNSW Law School ranked 14th in the world in the 2019 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.
Students can choose from eight areas of specialisation or complete a generalist program and choose a mix of courses from any of our specialisations.
To be awarded an LLM with a specialisation, students must successfully complete at least four courses in their chosen field.
Areas of specialisation include:
- Chinese International Business & Economic Law
- Corporate, Commercial and Taxation Law
- Criminal Justice and Criminology
- Dispute Resolution
- Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
- Human Rights Law and Policy
- International Law
- Media, Intellectual Property and Technology Law
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Graduates have a broad range of career options after university. They can enter the legal profession (LLB or JD is required) or pursue careers in business, media, the arts, science, education, engineering, government and the not-for-profit sector, and many more.