18 months
31120 AUD/year
29210 AUD/year
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Strengthen your passion for developing a sustainable society and ensuring future generations’ quality of life with Sustainable Development program from the University of Southern Queensland. 


  • Acquire advanced legal insight through a strategic mix of coursework and research examining how to protect the longevity of our environment, natural resources, and government and societal systems.
  • The flexible course structure may give you the opportunity to select either a second major or an additional four courses from other Master of Laws majors, including commercial law, comparative law, international law, and public law.
  • A significant component of your degree will be research-based. You will become proficient in legal research, advanced legal writing and critical thinking through a series of guided research projects.

Career outcomes 

  • As one of few online law masters qualifications available in Australia, Sustainable Development program from the University of Southern Queensland offers both Australian and overseas law graduates the opportunity to gain a postgraduate law degree while they continue to work.
  • The Master of Laws allows you to tailor your study across 22 specialist courses which enhance careers in legal practice, public policy, government, law reform, international organisations, social services, international business, environmental governance and local government.
  • The Master of Laws is ideal if you wish to gain the research skills required to gain entry into higher level research degrees such as the PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Legal Research Methodology
  • Comparative Native Title Law and Policy
  • Sustainable Environmental Governance
  • Water Resources Law 
  • Government Accountability 
  • International Environmental Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply throughout the year and for courses that start in three different semesters
  • Apply early, to make sure you secure a place


12 alternative credits




Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: QLD 00244B, NSW 02225M  

  • Completed an Australian Bachelor of Laws degree; a Bachelor of Laws (Honours); a Juris Doctor; or an international equivalent. Applicants who do not hold a law degree but have an equivalent qualification approved by a legal profession admissions board are also eligible to apply for entry.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31120 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31120 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    29210 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29210 AUD per year during 18 months.


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