single degree

Master of Laws

A single one year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Law

LLM
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Law not elsewhere classified
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Law not elsewhere classified

The ANU Master of Laws Degree is a unique and highly valuable qualification. It enables law and non-law graduates to undertake Masters Level courses focusing on a wide range of legal areas. Students enrolled in the Master of Laws can complete any LAWS 8000-level courses (subject to completing any prerequisite courses).

Students can also choose to enrol in a specialist Master of Laws in Law, Governance and Development; Master of Laws in Environmental Law; Master of Laws in International Security Law; Master of Laws in International Law and; Master of Laws in Migration Law.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, graduates will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the areas of law studied
  2. Analyse case law, legislation and scholarly writings on the specialist areas of law studied
  3. Synthesise legal materials into a concise and cohesive argument that addresses a legal question
  4. Incorporate social, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches into legal analysis
  5. Undertake in-depth legal research using a variety of materials and sources
  6. Engage in original and critical reflection on the law
  7. Contribute to debates on theoretical, policy and practical issues in the areas of law studied

Further Information

For more information visit the ANU College of Law. To APPLY via UAC please go to LLM Masters Program

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) or Juris Doctor with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0

Or completion of a non-law degree, and the Graduate Certificate of Law with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$30,096.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$42,960.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Master of Laws requires completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of 8000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law

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After you have accepted your offer you will be emailed your password and uni ID.  You must then follow the instructions provided here and enrol online through ISIS. International students should discuss their enrolment with us when they arrive in Canberra. Please Contact us to arrange an appointment.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure the program requirements are met and that all compulsory and required courses are completed so that the program can be awarded.

How to choose courses and enrol

  1. Consult the program requirements on the Programs and Courses page to see which courses you can choose.
  2. Look at the Masters program timetable to see when courses are offered and which stream they are relevant for.
  3. Check that you meet the prerequisites for the course.
  4. Enrol in the course on ISIS.

About this degree

How to choose courses and enrol

  1. Consult the program requirements on the Programs and Courses page to see which courses you can choose.
  2. Look at the Masters program timetable to see what courses are offered. The Graduate Coursework Timetable is available on the ANU College of Law, Masters Program site.
  3. Choose a course(s). You can enrol in your whole year's worth of courses or one course at a time. Domestic students have 5 years to complete the program. A full time study load is 18-24 units per half year period.
  4. Check that you meet the prerequisite(s) for the course.
  5. Enrol in the course on ISIS - for information on how to do this please go to http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/enrolment/enrol-for-the-first-time-as-a-coursework-student
Commencement date

Each student will commence the program on a different date depending on which courses are chosen.

Attendance

The ANU College of Law has a strict attendance policy for face-to-face intensive classes. You must attend 100% of scheduled classes, whether they are held on weekdays or weekends. We assume you have taken into account all work, family, religious and other commitments when you enrol.

Online Courses

Some courses are available wholly or partly online. Please see the timetable.  Attendance is not required at all for wholly online courses.

Course Materials

A Course Study Guide will be published for each course on the Wattle course site. This document contains information on the course including: course lecture outline; textbook requirements; reading requirements; assessment details; and policy information.

You can buy text books at the on-campus Coop Bookshop. Reading Guides or E-Bricks may also be made available on the Wattle course site. This varies from course to course.

You will be given access to the Wattle course site approximately 24-48 hours after you enrol in the course,  provided the site is opened. Sites are generally opened four weeks prior to the commencement of the course intensive. Course Study Guides, course materials, ebricks, resources, discussion forums, quizzes and online activities can all be accessed via each Wattle course site. Assessments are submitted electronically on the Wattle course site.

Status/Credit

If you wish to apply for status (credit/advanced standing) for courses you have studied at another university, you must complete an Application for Status form and submit it to the LLM Program Administrator, along with an official transcript of your previous studies and relevant course descriptions and outlines. You will not be granted status for courses that have already counted towards a completed degree or award.

Email

All email correspondence from the University will be sent to your University Webmail account. You can access this email account at http://students.anu.edu.au/ and clicking on the Webmail icon. There is a facility to redirect your university email to a preferred account. Please go to:http://itservices.anu.edu.au/email/


Academic Advice

Please contact your stream convenor for academic advice on course selection or program information.

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact the Postgraduate Administration team at pgadmin.law@anu.edu.au  


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