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What will I learn?

The Master of Laws by coursework is designed for both Australian and international law graduates and non-law graduates. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students will be able to broaden their knowledge and enhance their independent, critical thinking and research skills. The course will also enable students to achieve a high standard of professional writing and research relevant to current issues in law and practice. Students will have the opportunity to choose units of interest or specialise by undertaking units that form a major.

Course Aims

The Master of Laws aims to enable students to use their undergraduate skills, as well as any practical or professional experience, to develop independent critical thinking and to reflect upon and further develop research analysis in legal environments. They can gain specialised knowledge and skills for professional practice, scholarship, research and/or further learning. These studies enable students to apply interdisciplinary and global approaches to the development of law.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a well developed understanding of advanced skills in research analysis and the written or oral communication of complex ideas;
  • demonstrate a sound knowledge in a range of theories that seek to explain how law is created and operates in society;
  • demonstrate advanced knowledge of, and an ability to, apply methodological approaches to legal research in order to identify and analyse complex legal and policy problems. In doing so exhibit a highly developed understanding of the use of relevant technology;
  • demonstrate developed concrete conceptual, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills; and
  • demonstrate a well-formed and tested ability to design and construct a logically compelling legal thesis dealing with issues of significance in contemporary society.


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Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$28,216.00 (15,52,035) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 October 2022, 27 February 2023


University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,


New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$28,216.00 (15,52,035) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 October 2022, 27 February 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A candidate shall: hold a relevant AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree of a recognised Australian University or tertiary institution (or overseas equivalent as assessed by Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR)), with a minimum GPA of 3.50.

For international students

A candidate shall:

(i)(a) hold an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification in Law or hold an AQF Level 8 Bachelor of Law with Honours; or hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor with at least two years full-time, documented, relevant professional experience; or

(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor; or

*Relevant professional experience includes, but is not limited to the following: Law Department; Legal Practice; Legal Research; Policy Writing

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

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


About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale