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Master On Campus

Legal Studies

University of Canberra

18 months
35000 AUD/year
26500 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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If you are a Law graduate looking to further develop your knowledge of law and specialise, or an international looking to gain admission to legal practice in Australia, then the Master of Legal Studies from University of Canberra is the perfect course for you. 

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Focused yet flexible, this course offers a comprehensive range of study options allowing you to tailor your studies to meet your career interests and learning needs; or, if you’re an overseas law graduate, the chance to complete the academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Australia.

Whatever your career objectives are, this course will help you expand your knowledge of Australian law in critical areas of business, while simultaneously giving you the skills, education, and experience to confidently and competently explore a more decisive legal career path.

Study a Master of Legal Studies at University of Canberra and you will:

  • learn to reflect critically on legal theory and practices
  • learn the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate, assess and write legal academic documents
  • gain a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of legal issues in specific areas
  • identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, complex legal and policy issues, drawing on a range of sources
  • apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal issues
  • gain legal admission in Australia

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Master of Legal Studies graduates to expand your skills and understanding of the legal framework in an area of your choice. Depending on your study pathway, some jobs, and roles which graduates of the course may pursue include:

  • lawyer in government and private sectors
  • judge
  • policy adviser
  • legislative drafter
  • legal researcher in public service, law reform body, parliament, court system, private sector
  • legal officer
  • company director
  • academic

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal Research Reading
  • Masters of Laws Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission is open to graduates Law. Applicants will normally have a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in their undergraduate Law degree or hold qualifications deemed equivalent.
CRICOS Code: 041231A 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    26500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 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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