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Early graduation options

You may be able to graduate sooner with:

  • This masters course is especially designed for professionals from non-law backgrounds who want to gain knowledge and confidence in a specific area of law
  • Without a major, you can select units that align with your industry and tailor the degree to your aspirations and interests
  • You're able to choose four electives, including topics such as governance, policy, criminology, intellectual property or non-law electives from other areas of the university
  • With access to Australia's leading legal minds, you will find study with us an enriching, rewarding and challenging experience
  • If you're returning to study, you may want to start with the Graduate Certificate in Applied Law (4 units, one semester full-time or one year part-time) and gain full credit for those units if you choose to progress into the Master of Applied Law
  • If you already have a law degree, the Master of Laws is for you.

Find out more about the QUT School of Law and research expertise.

QUT course code LW75
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Online
Note: All core units are available in external mode, however, not all elective units are available in this mode.
  • Faculty of Law
Course contact Faculty of Law
CRICOS code 085235M

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Why choose this course?

  • You will be taught by highly experienced academics who are connected to the profession. Many have experience in legal practice and are internationally renowned specialists.
  • You will be supported by lecturers and student advisors and given every opportunity to succeed in your studies.
  • The course offers the ultimate in flexibility with the option to choose units that are directly related to the legal issues that may arise in your industry.
  • Our real world focus ensures that the course is a strong mix of theories, underpinned by real world cases so you will have the confidence to interpret and apply law in your work place.
  • We offer both online and face-to-face intensive learning modes in selected units so you can enjoy our city-based campus or study online at your convenience.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Master of Applied Law

The Master of Applied Law (LW75) comprises 144 credit points of coursework units, consisting of 60 cp of core units and 84 cp of elective units.

Students may choose a minimum of 36 credit points of Law elective units or a maximum of 84 cps (7 x 12cp).

Students may choose a maximum of 48cps of units from the Non-Law Elective and Intellectual Property Law unit options list.

Unit Information:

Some law elective units are offered in alternate years and/or subject to sufficient student enrolments.

Law elective units are offered in internal, external or block mode of study.

Please check unit outlines to determine which mode of study is available.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in any of the following areas or relevant disciplines:

  • business
  • criminology
  • criminal justice
  • engineering
  • justice
  • urban development; or

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any other discipline plus a minimum of three years relevant professional work experience judged against demonstrated knowledge of transactional, contractual and regulatory processes and public policy in the context of their discipline against the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate understanding of core concepts of a relevant discipline and the ability to transfer these to a new context; and

  • Critically analyse contemporary developments in the practice of a relevant discipline; and

  • Communicate key concepts in policy or practice in the specified discipline; or

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any other discipline plus a minimum of three years professional work experience in applied law; or

A completed recognised graduate certificate (or higher qualification) in any discipline.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019: $23,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: $22,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all postgraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Master of Applied Law

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Application for postgraduate course admission form (PDF file, 234.35 KB)


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