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The UNSW Master of Laws (LLM) 

Admission to the UNSW Master of Laws (LLM) is based on academic merit and in some cases relevant professional experience. All applicants must meet the University's English Language Requirements

For more information on the various entry requirements for the UNSW Master of Laws (LLM) please see the table below. 

How to apply 

To commence:Applications due:
Term 1, 2019

Domestic applicants: uac.edu.au/postgraduate by 31 October 2018 to avoid paying an additional fee. Standard applications are open until 27 January 2019.

International applicants: apply.unsw.edu.au by 30 November 2018. Applications received after the deadline may still be considered.

Term 3, 2019

Domestic applicants: uac.edu.au/postgraduate by 31 May 2019 to avoid paying an additional fee. Standard applications will be open until 14 August 2019.

International applicants: apply.unsw.edu.au by 31 July 2019. Applications received after the deadline may still be considered.

Late applications may be considered. Domestic applicants should note that you can apply after the early bird period, however UAC will charge a late fee. Please check the UAC website for exact final closing dates.

UAC codes (Domestic applicants only)

Full-Fee PlaceUAC Code: 910620

International applicants

In order to allow sufficient time to process your application for admission and subsequently your student visa, it is desirable that you make your application for admission at least four months prior to the commencement of the semester in which you wish to enrol. You should also consult the UNSW International Student Website for important information for international students. 

Entry requirements

The UNSW Master of Laws (LLM) isopen to applicants with or without a law degree. However, students applying to the program with a non-law degree, or with a law degree from a non-common law country, will need to incorporate compulsory core courses into their program. All applicants must meet UNSW Law’s English language requirements.  
 

Minimum Entry Requirements

Degree Structure

LLB or JD from a common law country with a credit average
as per the UNSW PG calculator. Applicants without a credit
average will be considered if they can demonstrate a
minimum of two years relevant professional experience*

8 elective courses (48 UOC)

LLB or JD from a non-common law country with a credit
average as per the UNSW PG calculator. Applicants without
a credit average will be considered if they can demonstrate
a minimum of two years relevant professional experience*

8 courses (48 UOC), including one compulsory course: Global Common Law Systems

Degree in a related non-law discipline (e.g. Social Sciences
or Humanities) with a credit average as per the UNSW PG
calculator. Applicants without a credit average will be
considered if they can demonstrate a minimum of two years
relevant professional experience*

8 courses (48 UOC) including two compulsory courses: Legal Concepts, Research & Writing and Global Common Law Systems

Degree in an unrelated non-law program (e.g. Science or
Engineering) with a credit average as per the UNSW PG
calculator and two years relevant professional experience*

8 courses (48 UOC) including two compulsory courses: Legal Concepts, Research & Writing and Global Common Law Systems

*Includes professional experience with legal and/or policy issues. For example, you may have engaged with the law via policy-making, handling contracts or engaging with the justice system as a social worker or criminologist. 

Further information 

Single course (non-award) and cross-institutional enrolment

Further information about non-award and cross-institutional enrolment is available here.

Postgraduate research programs

UNSW is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities, holding a strong international reputation. At UNSW Law, higher degree research candidates undertake thesis work supervised by some of Australia’s top legal scholars.

Applicants for a Research degree should

UNSW JD

Students interested in studying the UNSW JD should click here for details on how to apply.