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Master of Laws


City campus

Min. duration
1 year full time or
2 years part time

course codes
UTS: C04143v8
CRICOS: 001125A
UAC: 940401

The UTS Master of Laws (LLM) caters to the changing demands of the legal profession. Providing the opportunity for law graduates to specialise in particular areas that are relevant to their area of legal practice, the UTS LLM is vocationally relevant and intellectually rewarding.

Close interaction between the legal profession and UTS: Law guarantees a close match between a first-class education and a marketable postgraduate legal qualification. Classes are taught by a mix of practising professionals, full-time academic staff and international visiting academics, and opportunities for cross-institutional study, both inside and outside Australia, are encouraged.

They try to incorporate more inclusive, pedagogical techniques like activities, role-plays, which you often don’t see at a Masters level

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

In most cases, UTS offers domestic students entry to postgraduate courses on a fee paying basis.

Tuition fees are charged:

  • based on the particular course in which you are enrolled
  • based on the number of credit points in which you are enrolled
  • at the rates set for the current year and revised annually

Fees for future year(s) published in the online calculator, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only.  UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

Tuition fees can be found in the online calculator.

A small number of postgraduate courses offer government subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Find out whether there are CSPs available in this course by visiting our postgraduate fees page.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional costs.

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Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate coursework students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.


For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $817. The total credit points are 48.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.


Specialisation and development of expertise leads to careers in a range of sought-after specialist vocations in the practice of law.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
Select 48 credit points from the following:48
CBK90400 Options (Law)24
CBK91084 Options24
MAJ09390 Corporate and Commercial Law24
MAJ09425 Dispute Resolution24
MAJ09400 Intellectual Property24

Course structure explained

Students in this course undertake eight 6-credit-point postgraduate subjects (totalling 48 credit points).

Students may choose to undertake one or two majors by completing at least four subjects (24 credit points) within the area of the major. Students may also choose not to major in a particular area and instead choose eight subjects (48 credit points) from across the major areas.

As part of this course, students must complete the subject 78101 Postgraduate Legal Research. This subject can be included in any of the majors or choice blocks. Students from a non-common law background are also required to enrol in the subject 78234 Common Law Legal Traditions in their first session of study.

Additional information

Course duration

The course can be completed in a minimum of one year of full-time or two years of part-time study. Subjects may also be available in Summer session, allowing accelerated progression.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

A relevant, appropriate first degree is the Bachelor of Laws with honours, or the Juris Doctor, or a Bachelor of Laws or LPAB Diploma in Law together with a graduate certificate in the discipline of law, or equivalent or higher qualification. Students with a Bachelor of Laws from a non-common law country are required to complete 78234 Common Law Legal Traditions in their first session of study. Students who have graduated with a Shari'a law degree are not eligible to apply for this course. Admission is at the discretion of the associate dean (education).

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Credit recognition

General and course-specific credit recognition information regarding the Master of Laws is available at postgraduate course information.

Scholarships, prizes and awards


Prizes and awards

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