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How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, online

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International course fees
AUD 27720 per year

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About Master of Laws (LLM) at University of Newcastle, Australia

The Master of Laws program (LLM) is designed to expand your knowledge and deepen your understanding of a specialist area of law. All courses offered within the LLM program are developed for advanced study, contain a significant research component and focus on critical thinking and critical analysis of complex legal issues.  

Be taught by experts in their field

Students in the LLM program will be taught by the Faculty's leading teachers and researchers, with experts from the practising profession and legal institutions around the world. You will learn from leading academics considered to be the most distinguished and experienced in Australia, in the areas of Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law, Employment and Labour Relations Law and International Law.

Flexible Program Structure and Delivery

The LLM is a flexible program that offers a combination of online and intensive courses that are tailored to accommodate the needs of full-time and part-time students balancing work and study commitments. The LLM is focused on small classes that will support the development of your skills and promote advanced learning.

Choose what you learn

Key to this program is the ability of students to build their own degree. Students can choose 8 individual courses or choose a specialty, focusing on developing skills and knowledge that will provide the best outcomes according to their particular needs. Students who have a law degree that is not from a common law jurisdiction are required to complete Legal System of Australia as a core course.

What will you study?

Students are required to complete 8 courses (80 units) which they can choose from our list of cutting-edge courses, including Law for Startups, Food and Wine Law, Corporate Power and Corporate Accountability: Pathways to Socially Responsible Business and International Air and Space Law.

Students can choose to specialise in any one of the following five specialist areas:

  • Employment and Labour Relations Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • International Law; and
  • Law in Practice.

In order to obtain a specialisation, students must complete 4 courses (40 units) from one of the specialist areas and an additional 4 courses (40 units) either from their specialisation stream or other directed courses.


Upon completion of the LLM you will be able to use your specialised knowledge to advance your career and work in various areas including;

  • Legal practice or advice
  • In-house counsel
  • Public policy
  • Government sector
  • Non-government sector
  • Private sector, e.g. finance and business.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardLLMHow you will studyFull-time, OnlineHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsJanuaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 27720 per year

Entry requirements

Students will be required to have completed the following requirements for admission to the program:

  • An AQF level 8 Law qualification, such as a:
    • Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree either embedded (320 units) or 'end-on' (80 units) or equivalent law degree from a recognised tertiary education institution, or
    • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Law or Legal Practice following the completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Laws degree, or
  • One of the degrees below:
    • five year combined law degree program (400 units of learning in total, at least 240 cognate) or
    • a four year Bachelor of Laws degree program (320 units of learning, all cognate) or
    • a three year graduate entry Bachelor of Law program following the completion of a three year non-cognate degree (480 units of learning in total, at least 240 cognate).
  • an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in Law and have completed a minimum of two years relevant work experience in a legal environment. Applications will be assessed by the Program Convenor through the consideration of a statement outlining the relevant work experience. Transcripts and detailed CVs must be provided to the University.

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