Master On Campus

Laws (Research)

La Trobe University

24 months
37000 AUD/year
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This Master of Laws (Research) offered at La Trobe University degree enables you to complete independent research under academic supervision and submit a thesis  on a topic relating to one of the Law School's areas of research expertise, including Asian law, commercial law and policy, conflict resolution, corporations law and corporate governance, criminal law and justice, family society and law. 


The Master of Laws (Research) offered at La Trobe University requires you to deepen your knowledge of your discipline area and develop advanced skills in the conduct of independent and sustained research. 

As a Master’s by research candidate, you will undertake a supervised research project that culminates in the submission of a thesis for examination.

Upon completion of your candidature you must demonstrate through your thesis that you have acquired an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more disciplines.

Career outcomes 

Graduates are likely to find roles in academia, the legal profession, law reform, politics, business and commerce, government service, and public administration.

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  • Mentoring

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Programme Structure

  • Competence in the design and conduct of a research project that incorporates methodological skills appropriate to the discipline and a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in one or more disciplines.
  • Ability to provide a critical appraisal of relevant literature and available research, to appreciate and understand the relationship of the investigations undertaken to the wider field of knowledge in which these investigations are located, and to draw out the contribution to knowledge made by these investigations. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


240 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 055091D 

  • You must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

Tuition Fee

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    37000 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 37000 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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