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

Program Requirements

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

6 units from completion of compulsory course:

LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions*

And:

A minimum of 30 units from completion of 8000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law;

And:

A maximum of 12 units from completion of any 8000-level courses on offer at the ANU


*Students who have completed an Australian undergraduate law degree or Juris Doctor or equivalent are exempted from LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and are required to complete an additional 6 units from the course list.

Specialisations

Admission Requirements

Applicants must present one of the following:

  • A Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Juris Doctor, Graduate Certificate of Law or Bachelor Degree in any cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.0
  • Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Juris Doctor, Graduate Certificate of Law or Bachelor Degree in any cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 plus 3 years of relevant professional experience

The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.

Cognate Disciplines: For the purposes of admission ‘cognate’ is to be defined as any of the following:

i.   Accounting, Business And Management, Sales And Marketing, Tourism, Office Studies, Banking, Finance And Related Fields, Management And Commerce, Political Science And Policy Studies, Studies In Human Society, Human Welfare Studies And Services, Behavioural Science, Law, Justice And Law Enforcement, Librarianship, Information Management And Curatorial Studies, Language And Literature, Philosophy And Religious Studies, Economics And Econometrics, Sport And Recreation, Society And Culture.

ii.   For more information please refer to the Management and Commerce or Society and Culture Fields of Education or contact the ANU College of Law.

Ranking and English Language Proficiency: At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 

In line with the University's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

  • a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
  • demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.

Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support

Diversity factors: As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.

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.

Credit Granted

Applicants who have completed a degree in a cognate discipline from a recognised university may be eligible to receive coursework credit towards this degree, in line with the ANU Coursework Award Rules.


Further information can be located on the ANU College of Law Credit Guidelines.

Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$49,330.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

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.

A student admitted to a program for a coursework award must enrol in the courses, sequences of courses, or combinations of courses, that the University determines may be included in the program for the year in which the student is admitted to the program.

Please ensure that you follow the study requirements of the academic year you were admitted or, if accepted, will be admitted to the program.


Study a Master of Laws at Australia’s national law school at Australia’s top-ranked University. This highly valuable qualification deepens your understanding of the way law operates in, and interacts with, the modern world and equips you with skills and knowledge for the 21st century job market.

Pursue a general LLM for a broad perspective of law’s role in domestic and international societies. Or focus your studies on one of five specialisations – Public Law, International Law, Human Security Law, New Technologies Law or Private & Commercial Law.

Open to law and non-law graduates, the LLM offers you the flexibility to complete your studies in a way that suits you. Courses are delivered in a variety of modes – semester length, online or in a shorter ‘intensive’ format.

Upon completion, you will join a prestigious and highly recognised alumni network of over 19,000 professionals in Australia and around the globe.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. develop and apply specialist knowledge within the areas of law studied.
  2. evaluate 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 legal research and present findings 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.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.

Further Information

Courses in this program are offered either on campus in Canberra as an intensive or as an online offering. 

Students who have completed an Australian undergraduate law degree or Juris Doctor or equivalent are exempted from LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and are required to complete an additional 6 units from the course list.


For a list of courses on offer please refer to the LLM course timetable.

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

Back to the Master of Laws page

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please refer to the  New Students - Master of Laws | ANU College of Law  page. You will find all the information you require to activate your ANU email account, enrol into courses and our O ‘Week and induction session details.  

 

CREDIT/STATUS for PRIOR STUDY

Students who have undertaken previous study that is relevant to their current academic program can request to receive course credit based on their prior learning. University rules, policy and procedure relating to the granting credit is set out in the Coursework Awards RulePolicy: Credit and Procedure: Credit and exemptions.

For more information and how to apply, please refer to the ANU College of Law Application for Credit/Status.



Academic Advice

If you require information or advice regarding your degree, please contact the College Student Administration Services Office.
Ground floor, 5 Fellows Rd
Telephone: +61 2 6125 3483Email: enquiries.law@anu.edu.au


Back to the top

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions