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Entry Requirements

Admission to UNSW Law postgraduate programs 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 our postgraduate programs, please refer to the Entry Requirements for UNSW Law Postgraduate Programs.

Application deadlines and how to apply

Master's Programs

To commence:Applications due:
Semester 2, 2018

All applicants: by 31 May 2018

Term 1, 2019

Domestic applicants: by 31 October 2018

International applicants: by 30 November 2018

*Late applications may be considered. Please contact UNSW Law Student Services for advice on 02 9385 2264 or email. Please check the UAC website for exact final closing dates.

Please note: From Term 1 2019 the current suite of Masters programs will be replaced with a new Master of Laws (LLM), open to students from law and non-law backgrounds. Click here for details.

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. 

Offers and acceptance of places

It generally takes approximately one week for a complete application, i.e. one lodged with all relevant supporting documentations, to be considered and assessed. The UNSW Admissions Office will send an offer letter via email to successful applicants. Please note this may be subject to certain conditions. This offer should be accepted as soon as possible.

All successful applicants will also receive a welcome email from UNSW Law. 

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 (PhD, SJD, LLM by research)

Applicants for a Research degree should


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