12 months
27956 USD/year
6354 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Whether you’re a practitioner keen to upskill in an area of law, a local graduate looking to specialise or an international student looking to gain a qualification from a leading Law School, the Master of Laws from University of Auckland will give you the flexibility and choice you are looking for. 

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The Master of Laws from University of Auckland is designed to provide an advanced level of study for both full-time students and those who are legal practitioners or engaged in other full- or part-time employment. It can be undertaken by coursework, research or a combination of both. You can choose from over 25 taught courses and entry to the LLM is available throughout the year.

You can concentrate your study in particular areas of specialisation or study a broad range of legal subjects.


The detailed analyses of particular areas of law, as well as courses that are more policy-oriented, make the LLM taught (coursework) an effective pathway to take your legal knowledge and transferable skills to the next level. The in-depth study required in the LLM by research can enhance employment opportunities either professionally or academically.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Academic, teaching
  • Barrister, solicitor
  • Financial adviser, strategic policy planner
  • Foreign policy official
  • Policy analyst in public or private sector
  • Research counsel
  • Resource management officer, property consultant
  • Tax adviser, auditor, revenue assessment officer

Programme Structure

We understand that personal, family and work commitments are important factors when deciding whether to study, so we offer options that fit with your lifestyle. There are four to choose from:

  • Full-semester courses taught in the early evening once a week.
  • Half-semester courses taught in the early evening twice a week.
  • Intensively-taught courses over three to five days (usually with a weekend break, eg Weds, Thurs, Fri, Mon, Tue).
  • Independent research programmes. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Taught 120 points   

  • You must have completed a Bachelor of Laws or an undergraduate law degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPA of 5.0.
Research 120 points 
  • You must have completed a Bachelor of Laws or an undergraduate law degree from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPA of 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27956 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6354 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6354 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,864.40 – $18,820.80
  • International: NZ$38,998

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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