What will I learn?

Take the law to higher levels

Have a passion for law and want to further your knowledge? The Master of Laws (Research) is a postgraduate research degree designed to expand on your theoretical and specialist knowledge of the law and take your research skills to a higher level.

You will undertake a significant piece of research in a specialised field of your choice and contribute to the knowledge base of the legal community through an academic dissertation.
Your studies will provide you with skills in undertaking and evaluating legal research using research methodologies and techniques to resolve particular legal problems.

Career outcomes

The Master of Laws (Research) offers professional and academic opportunities, whether it is preparing you for a career as an academic, enhancing your professional standing as an expert in your field, or being a stepping stone to further study and a PhD.

This postgraduate degree has been developed to meet the needs of professionals wanting to excel in their chosen field of law. You will be supervised by an expert in the field who has a clear understanding of the challenges and intricacies of the law or the legal profession.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

CRICOS

078845K

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,240.00 (16,18,844) per year
Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

USQ Springfield Campus

37 Sinnathamby Boulevard,

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL,

Queensland,

4300, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,240.00 (16,18,844) per year
Start date

Expected July 2022

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in an approved discipline, or equivalent. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.5 (or better)(no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) score of 570 (with a minimum Test of Written English score TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 230 (with an essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)/ C1 Advanced or Proficiency (CPE)/C2 Proficiency with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

For international students

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of a three-year or four-year Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of law, or equivalent.
  • Provide an outline of the dissertation topic they intend to pursue.

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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