12 months
35000 AUD/year
25900 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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If you’re a law graduate interested in advancing your career and pursuing a more focused path, then the Master of Laws from University of Canberra is the perfect option as it will help you gain the legal knowledge, understanding, and expertise to take your career to the next level and beyond.

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Offering a highly flexible, engaging and personalised study platform, the UC Master of Laws is specifically designed to help you develop the legal expertise suited to your career interests, ensuring you gain maximum value from your time studying at UC.

As part of your studies, you will have the chance to sharpen your legal research and writing skills and test your new knowledge in highly supportive theoretical and real-world learning environments.

Study the Master of Laws from University of Canberra and you will:

  • develop an advanced and integrated knowledge of law and legal practice in selected areas addressing both international and domestic contexts.
  • develop sophisticated legal problem-solving skills by interpreting, analysing and applying the relevant case law and legislation
  • employ high- level advocacy and communication skills to present written or oral legal solutions to a range of audiences.
  • critically analyse and evaluate current legal and policy issues and develop or respond to legal reform proposals
  • students undertaking a major research component will also be able to conduct a complex legal research project and synthesise the outcome of research to a range of audiences
  • gain experience and confidence in legal areas important to you
  • gain unprecedented access to local and international legal networks
  • build extensive professional industry contacts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing 
  • Legal Research Reading 
  • Masters of Laws Dissertation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

An applicant must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • a Juris Doctor, a Bachelor of Laws with Honours or an equivalent qualification;
  • a Bachelor of Laws without Honours and has normally achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.0, or has been admitted to legal practice, or with minimum two years of full-time relevant professional experience; or
  • a Bachelor degree in any discipline plus a Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies or an equivalent qualification.
CRICOS Code: 019940M

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25900 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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