Postgraduate programs | Law

Postgraduate programs

UNSW Law is pleased to offer flexible and world-class postgraduate programs to both law and non-law graduates. The programs offer a variety of specialisations that provide our graduates with the opportunity to acquire further expertise and enhance their career prospects.

A key feature of the UNSW educational experience is the opportunity to engage, network and learn from fellow students and teachers – a more diverse student cohort enhances and enriches this experience.

All our programs are 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.

We recommend that students looking to commence their postgraduate studies in Semester 2, 2018 continue to do so. You can choose to either complete your current program or apply to transfer to our new LLM in 2019. For students commencing 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

2018 Postgraduate degrees

Postgraduate programs

Master of Laws by Coursework

With a reputation for teaching excellence and innovation, UNSW's Master of Laws offers law graduates an opportunity to acquire further expertise and enhance their career prospects. Available to lawyers. 

 

Postgraduate programs

Master of Business Law

The Master of Business Law is designed for non-lawyers involved in the private, commercial, government or international sectors where business law issues are relevant to their employment. Available to non-lawyers. 

 

Postgraduate programs

Master of Criminal Justice & Criminology

The Master of Criminal Justice & Criminology is designed for graduates seeking an interdisciplinary specialised education at an advanced level in criminal justice law, policy, theory and practice. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers. 

 

Postgraduate programs

Master of Dispute Resolution

The Master of Dispute Resolution provides a comprehensive, academically rigorous program for those seeking a specialist postgraduate qualification in dispute resolution theory and practice. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers. 

 

Postgraduate programs

Master of Environmental Law & Policy

The Master of Environmental Law & Policy provides an interdisciplinary study program that meets the knowledge requirements of students interested in careers in environmental law, and environmental policy and management. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers. 

 

Postgraduate programs

Master of Human Rights Law & Policy

The Master of Human Rights Law & Policy is designed to train and support future professionals and scholars as leaders in the exciting, dynamic and expanding field of international human rights law and policy. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers. UNSW Law is the only institution in the world to offer a Human Rights Law & Policy degree for non-law graduates. 

 

Postgraduate programs

Master of International Law & International Relations

The Master of International Law & International Relations provides those with an interest in careers in international law and international relations a keen understanding of the problems, conduct, overlap and conflicts between international law and politics, and the areas of interaction. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers. 

 

Postgraduate programs

Master of International Law & Security

The Master of International Law & Security provides students with a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the international legal system, the factors shaping the global and Asia-Pacific security and strategic environments, and the complex policy challenges presented by the new security agenda. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers. .

 

Postgraduate programs

Master of Law, Media & Journalism

The Master of Law, Media & Journalism equips students to interact with new media developments in a practical way and understand the legal consequences of those interactions. It develops a depth of knowledge through understanding of the different regulatory and legal issues that arise in the context of print, radio, television and online media sector, media relations and corporate communications. Available to lawyers and non-lawyers. 

 

 

 

2019 Postgraduate degrees

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.