12 months
26296 USD/year
5719 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Laws from University of Canterbury offers a choice of over 40 topics for either general study or specialised research. It is a very flexible programme, offering participants the ability to study by thesis alone, or by combining short research paper courses and a dissertation.


At Laws from University of Canterbury students develop in-depth expertise in particular fields of legal specialisation, broaden their knowledge in a range of legal subjects, and combine law study with related disciplines. Students get the chance to undertake research under the supervision of expert staff in the Te Kure Ture | School of Law.


Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Legal Research Methods
  • Legal Dissertation
  • Legal Research Paper

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have a Bachelor of Laws degree (or equivalent) with good grades.
  • If English is your additional language, you must also meet UC's English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26296 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5719 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5719 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National Students - 7,938 NZD
  • International Students - 36,500 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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