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Overview

  • Expand your legal learning and develop a critical evaluation of the law
  • Study a major in either commercial law or choose "cross-specialisation" to complete the masters without a specific major
  • Attain a high competence in legal research and writing
  • Option to complete a research project
  • Don't have a law degree, but want a specialist law qualification? You may be interested in our Graduate Certificate in Applied Law

 


 

QUT course code LW71
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • Faculty of Law
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CRICOS code 006380A

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Details

Why choose this course?

The Master of Laws deepens and broadens your legal learning, developing critical evaluation of the law and consideration and analysis of the attitudes and values underlying it. During the course, you will attain high competence in legal research and writing in areas of conceptual difficulty. With a variety of topics available in commercial transactions, construction and engineering law, electronic commerce law, insurance law, taxation law and corporate insolvency, you can also tailor your learning to include a research project.

The commercial major will give you the variety to choose units so you gain the insight you need to further your commercial career. You will learn from experts researching in the Commercial and Property Law Research Centre

To have a more customised learning experience, you can choose to complete this Masters without a specific major, giving you the flexibility to select units that are aligned with your interests, career and aspirations.

Units

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The Master of Laws course structure comprises 96 credit points of coursework units consisting of:

  • 48 credit points of core units
  • Up to 24 credit points of Specialist (Law) Elective Units; and
  • At least 24 credit points of (Law) research Elective Units

Study Areas include:

  • Commercial Law
  • Generic

Students completing a generic major will complete 48 credit points of core units and 48 credit points of elective units.

*International students must complete LWN305 Australian Applied Law as one of their specialist Law electives.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised four year bachelor degree in law with a research component (such as a bachelor honours degree)*; or

A completed recognised bachelor degree in law and a graduate diploma in law (such as the graduate diploma in practical legal training); or

A completed recognised bachelor degree in law and admission as a legal practitioner in Australia or overseas; or

A completed recognised bachelor degree in law and a masters degree or PhD in any field; or

A completed recognised bachelor degree in law and professional work experience in law**.

Note

* Students with international qualifications must provide evidence of the research (honours) component of their qualification by submitting a course overview and relevant unit outlines which include information on assessment requirements and unit learning outcomes.

** Students applying on the basis of work experience must submit a current curriculum vitae. Please provide details of relevant work experience, including information regarding your role and specific responsibilities including projects, analysis and/or specific legal research tasks that you have undertaken.

 

Minimum English language requirements

We accept English language proficiency scores from a variety of tests. If you completed a test that was not IELTS, check which English language test scores we accept.

You must have taken your test no more than 2 years before your QUT course starts.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
Speaking 6.0
Writing 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall 6.5

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2018: $33,600 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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  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 costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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