Students must complete 48 UOC as a standalone program.
The LLM by Coursework may be taken full-time in 3 terms or part-time in a minimum of 4 terms. Students must undertake and satisfactorily complete 8 term-long courses or the equivalent. A total of 48 units of credit (UOC) is required for the award of the degree.
Students may, but are not required to, elect to complete a major sequence of courses, known as a specialisation (see below). Successful completion of the requirements of both the LLM by Coursework and the specialisation entitle the student to receive the name of the specialisation in parentheses after 'Master of Laws' on the student's testamur.
Postgraduate courses are taught in a variety of formats during the University's formal academic terms. While some are taught for three hours per week over a teaching term, in others the class hours are arranged more intensively to permit students to focus fully on a research project.
Cross-Disciplinary Electives description.
Students can take up to a maximum of 12 UOC of the following courses.
Foundation Courses description.
Students with a degree from any discipline other than law must complete the following two courses (12 UOC).
Note: Students who have completed a law degree with a non-common law background must complete only LAWS8214 Global Common Law Systems (6 UOC).
Law Electives description.
Students can take up to a maximum of 36 UOC of the following courses.
Research Thesis description.
Students can take up to 6 UOC of the following courses.
Note: Students who take the single course LAWS8423 Research Thesis (6 UOC) are not required to take a second course from the research-based course list but must still meet the total UOC requirements of the program and may do so by selecting an additional course from the Law Electives list.
Research-based Electives description.
Students must complete a minimum of 12 UOC of the following courses