Master of Laws by Coursework (LLM) | UNSW Law

Master of Laws by Coursework (LLM)

Program code: 
Units of credit: 
48 UOC
No. of courses: 
8 courses
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Semester start: 
Semester 1 & Semester 2
Additional entry requirements: 
LLB or JD - minimum credit average (65% or higher) OR LLB or JD with minimum two years' relevant professional experience
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Program overview

The Master of Laws (LLM) by formal coursework offers law graduates the opportunity to acquire further expertise and enhance their career prospects. Courses are practical and applied and concentrate on law in action. Each course contains a significant research component.

Candidates for the LLM by coursework may undertake study incorporating a major sequence in any one of the following specialist areas: Corporate & Commercial Law; Corporate, Commercial & Taxation; Criminal Justice & CriminologyDispute Resolution; Environmental Law; Human Rights & Social Justice; Innovation Law; International Business & Economic Law; International Law; Media & Technology Law; Taxation.

                          View the full list of courses available in 2017 here.

Program structure

To incorporate a specialisation into a Master of Laws by Coursework degree, students must choose 4 courses (24 uoc) from those allocated to that specialisation. The remaining courses may be selected from any of those offered by UNSW Law.

International LLM coursework students are required to enrol in the course Australian Legal System in their first semester. Some students may be exempt from this course because of their academic and professional background.

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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.

Entry requirements

The UNSW English Language requirements also apply to this program.

Did you know?

  • Choose to specialise or complete a generalist LLM.
  • Law Postgraduate scholarships are available. Find out more
  • Study your LLM in Sydney at the CBD or Kensington campuses, choosing from day, evening or intensive study options.
  • Undertake an overseas short course in New York, Shanghai, or Vanuatu.
  • Go on exchange to the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Gain practical experience with a postgraduate internship.
  • Undertake a research thesis.
  • If you are an overseas student from a non-common law background you can undertake our Australian Legal System course, specially designed with you in mind.