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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus


University of Auckland

6 months
13978 USD/year
3177 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Supplement your LLB or existing non-law degree or create a pathway to masters-level law study with this Postgraduate Certificate in Law from University of Auckland. 

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Open to both LLB graduates and non-LLB graduates, the Postgraduate Certificate in Law from University of Auckland is effectively half of a Master of Laws (LLM) degree or Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree.

If you have limited time or wish to study only a few select courses, this programme is ideal.

For some students, the PGCertLaw may also act as a pathway to the LLM or MLS degrees.


The PGCertLaw can enhance your career potential by honing your specialist knowledge and transferable skills. Our graduates combine their legal knowledge with advanced communication, research and analytical skills in a wide range of careers.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Barrister or solicitor
  • Financial adviser, strategic policy planner
  • Mediator
  • Policy analyst in public or private sector; foreign policy clerk
  • Resource management officer, property consultant
  • Tax adviser, auditor, revenue assessment officer

Programme Structure


  • Students must complete a minimum of 60 points of courses from the Master of Laws schedule (excluding thesis or dissertation courses), alongside Legal Research Methodology (LAW 788).
  • Planning your programme 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed a Bachelor of Laws or an equivalent undergraduate degree in law at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will need a GPE of 4.0 over your most recent year of law courses. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13978 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13978 USD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    3177 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3177 USD per year during 6 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$4,432.20 – $5,210.40
  • International: NZ$19,499

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

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


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.

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