12 months
34115 AUD/year
26720 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Laws program from University of Newcastle is designed to expand your knowledge and deepen your understanding of a specialist area of law. All courses offered within the LLM program are developed for advanced study, contain a significant research component and focus on critical thinking and critical analysis of complex legal issues.


Why study with us?

  • Be taught by experts in the field - learn from leading academics in the fields of Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law, Employment and Labour Relations Law and International Law.
  • Flexible study options - at the University of Newcastle, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime.
  • Choose what you learn - study eight individual courses or choose a specialty, focusing on developing skills and knowledge that will provide the best outcomes according to your particular needs.
  • Study at NUspace - NUspace, located in Newcastle’s CBD, provides the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.
  • Study overseas - broaden your cross-cultural legal knowledge through international study experiences and international legal externships.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the Laws program from University of Newcastle, you will be able to use your specialised knowledge to advance your career and work in various areas including;

  • Legal practice or advice
  • In-house Counsel
  • Public policy
  • Government sector
  • Non-government sector
  • Private sector, e.g. finance and business

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Law
  • Employment and Labour Relations Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • International Law
  • Law in Practice. This specialisation is only available to students who completed their Law degree outside of Australia.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International: It is recommended you submit your application a minimum of 12 weeks before your intended semester or trimester start date.


80 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

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

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Newcastle and/or in Australia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 079533G
  • To be eligible for admission to the LLM via the Law Pathway applicants must hold one of the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Law (Honours) degree;
  • Graduate Certificate in Law or Legal Practice following the completion of a 3 year Bachelor of Laws degree;
  • Graduate Diploma in Law or Legal Practice following the completion of a 3 year Bachelor of Laws degree;
  • Combined Law degree with a duration of 5 years where 3 years of study was undertaken primarily in law;
  • Bachelor of Laws degree with a duration of 4 years where 3 years of study was undertaken primarily in law;
  • Bachelor of Laws graduate entry with a duration of 3 years undertaken primarily in law;

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    34115 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34115 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    26720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26720 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Newcastle

1333 - 2400 AUD /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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