Postgraduate programs | Law

Postgraduate programs

At UNSW Law we continuously review our program offerings to ensure our curriculum offers students the latest in innovative legal education, tailored to the evolving needs of the industry. 

The well-established UNSW Master of Laws (LLM) from 2019 will be open to both law and non-law graduates for the first time. 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. 

The UNSW Master of Law (LLM) gives graduates an opportunity to acquire further expertise and enhance their career prospects. Traditional courses sit alongside new and emerging topics, allowing our students to tailor a program to suit their own professional requirements. This program offer a variety of specialisations that provide our graduates with the opportunity to acquire further expertise and enhance their career prospects.

We are pleased to be able to offer high quality programs to both law and non-law graduates. A key feature of the UNSW study experience is the opportunity to engage, network and learn from fellow students and teachers - a more diverse student cohort will only enhance this experience.

The UNSW Master of Laws (LLM) is supported by a teaching faculty which ranks among the finest in the world, with a vibrant mix of leading international academic experts teaching alongside distinguished members of the profession. UNSW Sydney is a leading research-intensive university, and the Law School’s outstanding research informs, inspires and enlivens our teaching.

In 2019 we will offer a single Master of Laws program for law and non-law graduates. Click here to find out more.

For students that commenced their Master's studies in Semester 2, 2018 who wish to switch to the LLM in 2019, full credit will be granted for laws courses completed in Semester 2, 2018

Postgraduate program

Postgraduate programs

Master of Laws (LLM)

From 2019, UNSW Law will offer a single Master’s program that combines broad interdisciplinary insights with detailed examination of legal issues, including how technology is reshaping the legal landscape. The program will be open to people with or without a law degree, a first for an Australian law school. 


Research degrees

Postgraduate programs

Master of Laws by Research

This program is designed primarily as a training course in advanced work. Candidates learn the fundamentals of research and acquire certain new techniques.


Postgraduate programs

Doctor of Philosophy

A Doctoral degree is recognition of successful research experience. The candidate must make a distinct contribution to knowledge – of fact and/or theory. For a doctorate, considerably more original work is required than for a masters research degree.