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Master of Laws

Master of Laws (LLMC)

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  • Online
  • -
  • 1.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, Jun


  • As one of few online law masters qualifications available in Australia, UniSQ's Master of Laws offers both Australian and overseas law graduates the opportunity to gain a postgraduate law degree while they continue to work.
  • With a focus on improving your skills in legal research, advanced legal writing and critical thinking, gain the knowledge to examine multiple specialisations and adopt a cross-cultural and global perspective on modern legal practice.
  • The Master of Laws is ideal if you wish to gain the research skills required to gain entry into higher level research degrees, such as the PhD.

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Begin your study journey today with the university rated five out of five stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

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Why study a Master of Laws?

Do you want to enhance your existing law expertise or progress further in your career? A Master of Law qualification will provide you with the research, writing and critical thinking skills needed to give you a professional edge.

By becoming an expert in your law specialisation of choice you’ll become an attractive employment prospect within Australia and internationally. As an internationally recognised qualification, a Master of Laws can open up many exciting career prospects in the legal field.

What can you do with a Master of Laws degree?

With many career prospects to explore, the employment opportunities that may suit you will depend on the specialisation you choose to study. At UniSQ you can study several specialisations including:

Master of Laws graduates have opportunities for employment in a variety of setting and field including:

  • legal practice
  • public policy
  • government
  • law reform
  • international organisations
  • social services
  • international business
  • environmental governance
  • local government.

If pursuing further study is something you can see in your future, the Master of Laws is an ideal stepping stone into higher-level research degrees such as the PhD.

How long does a Master of Laws take?
A Master of Law in Australia will take you approximately 1-1.5 years to complete. At UniSQ the duration of our qualification is 1.5 years. Some students choose to study part-time which increases the time it takes to finish the required courses.
Can you complete a Master of Laws online?

Yes! A Master of Laws online gives our students the opportunity to pursue a postgraduate qualification while working and balancing life and family commitments.

Over 75% of UniSQ students choose to study online and benefit from our 40+ years of experience delivering online learning.

  • Listen to recorded lectures when it suits you.
  • Access the library’s free online learning services.
  • Connect with peers and lecturers through online discussion forums.
  • Benefit from access to various academic support services.

Discover more about online study at UniSQ.

Are flexible study options available?

Experience the best of flexible study - UniSQ's Master of Laws is one of a few online masters qualifications available in Australia.

Our online students receive the same level of support as an on-campus student with the only difference being, you study where and when it suits you. Adjust your subject enrolment to meet your needs – take one subject at a time or take extra subjects when life allow it. The choice is up to you.

What pathways are available for a Master of Laws?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements, we have a pathway option available to help you gain entry into the Master of Laws.

How much does a Master of Laws in Australia cost?

The cost of a Master of Law in Australia will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

When you study with us, the first year of your studies will cost approximately AUD 29000 (Domestic full fee paying), not including student services and amenities fees.

Please view the fees and scholarships section of your chosen specialisation for details.

Why study a Master of Laws at UniSQ?

Get a strong start to your career in law.

  • Learn from lecturers with experience across a diverse range of law specialisation areas.
  • UniSQ is rated five stars for postgraduate overall experience and student support (Good Universities Guide, 2023).
  • Expand your law knowledge even further by selecting either a second major or an additional four courses from other Master of Laws majors.
  • Successful completed of UniSQ's Master of Laws will qualify you to apply for PhD entry.