Everyone needs to know the law, not just lawyers. The Rule of Law is the cornerstone of the civilised society. It defines rights and obligations and provides structure to institutions of government and commerce. As an individual it governs all aspects of our lives, shapes our behaviour and provides the building blocks for our community. Law underpins many professions - business people, financial consultants, police officers, forensic scientists, parole officers, policy advisors and many other professions all need an understanding of the law.
By choosing to study Philosophy - Law at the University of Waikato you have the choice of an LLB degree or majoring in Law as part of a Bachelor of Arts. Gain the skills and knowledge that meet the high demands of a wide range of careers, both inside and outside the legal profession.
- Solicitor - LLB
- Barrister - LLB
- Judge - LLB
- Policy Analyst & Advisor
- Mediator and/or Negotiator
- Legal Researcher
- Board Member for Iwi or other organisations
- Local government advocacy
- Pre Law
- Legal Method
- Introduction to New Zealand Law and Society
- Legal Systems and Societies
- Public Law
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesCriminal Law Civil & Private Law Master of Laws (LLM)
- Birth certificate, passport and permits
- Evidence of citizenship
- Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
- A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
- Evidence of any previous tertiary study
- Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)
International18975 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18975 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
National3982 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3982 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
- Fees (Domestic): NZD 6,018 per year
- Fees (International): NZD 28,675 per year
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.