1.5 years

Starting Date

February, August

Tuition Fee

$AUD 35,000 per year


Canberra, Australia

CRICOS Code: 041231A

Admission Requirements

  • Admission is open to graduates Law. Applicants will normally have a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in their undergraduate Law degree or hold qualifications deemed equivalent.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS Band: 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 58

The program

Focused yet flexible, this course offers a comprehensive range of study options allowing you to tailor your studies to meet your career interests and learning needs; or, if you’re an overseas law graduate, the chance to complete the academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Australia.

Whatever your career objectives are, this course will help you expand your knowledge of Australian law in critical areas of business, while simultaneously giving you the skills, education, and experience to confidently and competently explore a more decisive legal career path.

Study a Master of Legal Studies at University of Canberra and you will:

  • learn to reflect critically on legal theory and practices
  • learn the knowledge and skills to critically evaluate, assess and write legal academic documents
  • gain a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of legal issues in specific areas
  • identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, complex legal and policy issues, drawing on a range of sources
  • apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal issues
  • gain legal admission in Australia

Courses Included

  • Advanced Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal Research Reading
  • Masters of Laws Dissertation

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist for Master of Legal Studies graduates to expand your skills and understanding of the legal framework in an area of your choice. Depending on your study pathway, some jobs, and roles which graduates of the course may pursue include:

  • lawyer in government and private sectors
  • judge
  • policy adviser
  • legislative drafter
  • legal researcher in public service, law reform body, parliament, court system, private sector
  • legal officer
  • company director
  • academic

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