• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Master of Laws at University of Canberra is suitable for law graduates who are looking to practice law, provide legal services or venture into academia. The course will arm you with an advanced capacity for legal reading and writing, and allow you to demonstrate an ability to define and develop a legal research topic and support an extended argument.


With this flexible degree, you can choose your path depending on your interests – fine-tune your qualifications by undertaking a Masters of Laws Dissertation, prepare a thesis based on your past employment experience or take electives that align with your professional aspirations. Whichever route you decide to take, you will graduate as a confident legal professional, ready to advance your career.

Study a Master Laws at University of Canberra and you will:

  • demonstrate an ability to define and develop a legal research topic in depth, support a sustained argument and follow a legal style guide
  • have the option of undertaking a Masters of Laws Dissertation, where you will be able to articulate an understanding of the historical dissemination of the law
  • state a thesis and build and support a sustained argument throughout a significant piece of legal scholarship
  • hone your degree via selection from a range of elective units in areas of particular interest to your learning

Career opportunities

Students who complete a Master of Laws program are often in professions that deal with legal boundaries. Some job roles which graduates of the course might undertake include:

  • Business owner
  • Public servant
  • Professor
  • Sessional academic
  • Certified public accountant
  • Lawyer
  • Legal professional

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing 
  • Legal Research Reading 
  • Masters of Laws Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • In addition to the normal University requirements for admission to a graduate course, applicants must also have completed the academic requirements of an undergraduate degree in Law and will normally have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher.
  • Note: Credit of up to 12 credit points may be granted on the basis of an incomplete or complete postgraduate course in accordance with the UC Credit Procedures.
  • CRICOS Code: 019940M

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33996 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24996 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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