The University of Newcastle, Australia
Location

Newcastle City

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Winter - 24 Jun 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

1 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle City

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Winter - 24 Jun 2019
Duration

1 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.5

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UON program code: 12333
CRICOS code: 079533G

Study Law

The Master of Laws program (LLM) is designed to expand your knowledge and deepen your understanding of a specialist area of law. All courses offered within the LLM program are developed for advanced study, contain a significant research component and focus on critical thinking and critical analysis of complex legal issues.

Why study with us?

  • Be taught by experts in the field - Learn from leading academics considered to be the most distinguished and experienced in Australia, in the areas of Dispute Resolution, Environmental Law, Employment and Labour Relations Law and International Law.
  • Flexible study options - At UON, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime.
  • Choose what you learn - study 8 individual courses or choose a specialty, focusing on developing skills and knowledge that will provide the best outcomes according to your particular needs.
  • Study at NeW Space - NeW Space, in Newcastle’s CBD, provides the optimum environment for you to excel in your studies.
  • Study overseas - broaden your cross-cultural legal knowledge through international study experiences and international legal externships.

What you will study

Students are required to complete 8 courses (80 units) which they can choose from our list of cutting-edge courses, including:

You can choose to specialise in any one of the following five specialist areas:

  • Employment and Labour Relations Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • International Law
  • Law in Practice

To obtain a specialisation, students must complete 4 courses (40 units) from one of the specialist areas and an additional 4 courses (40 units) either from their specialisation stream or other directed courses.

Students who have a law degree that is not from a common law jurisdiction are required to complete Legal System of Australia as a core course.

Additional study information

Various forms of dispute resolution are used to assist people to resolve differences, make decisions and settle disputes. The directed courses in the Dispute Resolution stream offer students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills which can be used in a range of conflict settings.

Study with the most distinguished and experienced Dispute Resolution academics in Australia.

Law in Practice is tailored to practitioners who have completed their Law degree in a common law country other than Australia. By completing 40 units in the Law in Practice specialisation, practitioners may then have the opportunity to practice Law in Australia. New in 2018, this is a unique addition to the University of Newcastle postgraduate Law offering.

Practitioners who undertake a course in the LLM program that is relevant to their professional development and practice may be eligible to earn Continuing Professional Development Points (CPD) through their study.

Undertaking your CPD through the LLM program gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills as a legal practitioner and improve the level of legal counsel you provide to your clients. It can also help you maintain a competitive edge in your area of practice and may assist those looking to move to a different area of practice.

Practitioners are advised to check with the CPD governing body in their jurisdiction for the most accurate and up-to-date information.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the LLM you will be able to use your specialised knowledge to advance your career and work in various areas including;

  • legal practice or advice
  • in-house counsel
  • public policy
  • government sector
  • non-government sector
  • private sector, e.g. finance and business

Practical Experience

Practical Experience

International Study Experience or Legal Externship

Eligible students will have the opportunity to broaden their cross-cultural legal knowledge through participation in organised out-of-country activity, including international study experiences and international legal externships.

For further information regarding the Newcastle International Study Experience and the Newcastle International Clinical Legal Externship please contact the Program Convenor.