12 months
28216 AUD/year
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The University of New England Master of Laws (Research) provides a program of flexible learning and independent research for high-calibre graduates in Law to make a substantial and original contribution to an academic field of legal knowledge. 


This Laws (Research) course is taught by University of New England’s highly experienced staff in the School of Law, Australia’s largest law school outside a capital city. World-class teaching staff, a thriving research culture and unique perspective on regional, rural and remote legal issues will provide you with access to an engaging program of research and specialist skills that employers are looking for.

Career outcomes

By completing the UNE Master of Laws by research program, you can apply your specialised knowledge and skills to a wide range of career opportunities in any business and organisation dealing with legal requirements. Career options include:

  • legal aid agencies, advocacy organisations and commercial law firms
  • government departments
  • banking, finance and commerce
  • business management
  • education
  • policy, research and analysis.

Programme Structure

Degree structure:

  • The candidate shall present for examination a thesis in a format approved by the Committee embodying the results of the LLM work.
  • The thesis, exclusive of appendices, shall not exceed 35,000 words. In special cases these limits may be exceeded on the recommendation of the Principal Supervisor and Head of School and approval of the Committee.
  • A thesis must be in English unless the Committee has approved otherwise.
  • The sources from which the information is derived, the extent to which the work of others has been used and to which the assistance of individuals, associations or institutions has been obtained, must be acknowledged generally in a preface, specifically in notes, a bibliography or appendices, and must be, throughout the thesis, shown clearly and fully by appropriate references.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS CODE 051776G
  • The Committee may, on the recommendation of the relevant Head of School, admit to candidature into the course for the degree of Master of Laws (Research) an applicant who:
  • (a) holds a degree of Bachelor with at least second class honours (AQF Level 8) or (AQF Level 9 Masters or AQF Level 10, in law); or
  • (b) holds a degree at AQF Level 7 or AQF Level 9 Masters in law leading to admission to legal practice and the equivalent of at least two years full-time, documented, relevant professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28216 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28216 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Armidale

1500 - 2100 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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