Master of Law, Media & Journalism | Law

Master of Law, Media & Journalism

Program code: 
Units of credit: 
48 UOC
No. of courses: 
8 courses (up to 2 compulsory)
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Semester start: 
Semester 1 & Semester 2
Additional entry requirements: 
Undergraduate degree - minimum credit average (65% or higher) OR undergraduate degree with minimum two years' relevant professional experience
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Please note: Semester 2, 2018 is your last chance to enrol in this postgraduate program. From Term 1, 2019 it will be replaced with a new Master of Laws (LLM), open to students from law and non-law backgrounds. 

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Program overview

The Master of Law, Media & Journalism is a specialist degree that equips students with the ability 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 strong theoretical and practical 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. Offered in partnership with UNSW Arts and Social Sciences, this program is for those with a background in media or law, or for those who would like to deepen their knowledge of this growing area.

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Program structure

Students are required to complete two compulsory courses (12 uoc) in the first year of study, then choose half of their elective courses from the Media & Technology Law courses offered by UNSW Law and half from the Media & Journalism courses offered by UNSW Arts and Social Sciences. Core courses: Understanding Contemporary Media and Legal Concepts, Research & Writing: IP & Media Law (for non-law graduates).

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Note: Students who have completed 36 UOC but become unable to complete their Masters program may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Law, Media & Journalism.

Entry requirements

The UNSW English Language requirements also apply to this program.


Did you know?

  • Law Postgraduate scholarships are available. Find out more
  • Undertake a research thesis with UNSW Law or a media project with UNSW Arts and Social Sciences.
  • Study legal concepts in our specially designed course for students from non-law backgrounds.