Master of Laws (Research)

University of Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00026A

The Master of Laws (Research) equips students for careers in advanced research, policy development, public service, tertiary teaching or professional leadership. It will enable you to acquire and develop sophisticated research and analysis skills, honed through work on a topic of your choice that expands legal thinking and understanding.The Master of Laws is up to two years full-time and four years part-time and is awarded on the basis of a supervised thesis of 50,000 words. The thesis must make a substantial contribution to the knowledge of the subject concerned. Students are also required to undertake the compulsory research-support coursework unit, LAWS6077 Legal Research 1.

Designed for

Experienced business professionals


  • Law

Standard entry requirements

  • A successful applicant for admission to candidature for the Master of Laws (LLM) requires an Honours degree with first or upper second class honours. Applications for admission to candidature for the Master of Laws (LLM) by thesis are assessed on the basis of: suitability and sufficiency of merit of the applicant's prior qualification (Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor or equivalent)
  • Suitability of proposed topic
  • And availability of appropriate supervision.

Study pathways

Exit point: Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Executive).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Camperdown/Darlington International: $102,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Sydney CBD International: $102,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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