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Legal Studies 

University of Auckland

Master On Campus
12 months
Duration
25983 USD/year
5905 USD/year
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About

This Master of Legal Studies from University of Auckland is a masters degree for professionals who do not have an undergraduate law degree but whose work involves, or who have a personal interest in, legal issues and dealing with legislation.

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Overview

Suited to professionals from non-legal backgrounds who require some knowledge of legal matters. Professionals who will particularly benefit include accountants and auditors, architects and town planners, business development managers, compliance managers, engineers, IT professionals, police and public sector staff.

This Master of Legal Studies from University of Auckland  has a similar structure to the Master of Laws and offers six specialisations: Corporate and Commercial Law, Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, International Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Public Law.

The MLS allows cross-disciplinary study of postgraduate courses from other University of Auckland faculties, enabling you to advance your professional skills while acquiring knowledge of the law.

Career

As the MLS is tailored to professionals from non-legal backgrounds who require some knowledge of legal matters, but who do not necessarily want to practise law, there is a wide range of professionals who will benefit. 

Please note that completion of this degree will not satisfy the entry requirements for admission as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and is not a substitute for an LLB degree.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Accountants and auditors
  • Architects and town planners
  • Business development managers and compliance managers
  • Engineers
  • IT professionals
  • Police
  • Public sector staff

Programme Structure

Curriculum:
  • The 120-point MLS is designed for people with higher academic qualifications and more experience with legal issues. The 180-point MLS is designed for people with a bachelors degree who have no, or limited, experience studying law.
  • The 120-point research masters pathway needs to be completed in two full-time semesters (1 year) or 4 part-time (2 years). For a taught masters it needs to be completed in two full-time semesters (1 year) or eight part-time (4 years).
  • The 180-point research masters pathway needs to be completed in three full-time semesters (1.5 years) or six semesters part-time (3 years). For a taught masters it needs to be completed in three semesters full-time (1.5 years) or 12 part-time (6 years).
  • Both programmes also provides skills in legal research methodology for those without advanced skills in this area.  

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

120 alternative credits

120 or 180

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Taught/Research 120 points

  • You must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree or an undergraduate degree followed by an additional year of postgraduate study. Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 5.0/6.0 from your most recent full-time year of study.

Taught/Research 180 points

  • You must have completed a three-year bachelors degree. You will need a GPE of 5.0/6.0 from your most recent 120 points.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25983 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25983 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5905 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5905 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,864.40 – $18,820.80
  • International: NZ$38,998 – $48,382

Funding

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