Monash-King’s Degree pathway opportunity

About the Monash-King's Degree pathway

Would you like to graduate with a qualification from Monash University and King's College London? The Faculty of Law offers a pathway opportunity to study the Master of Laws (LLM) at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London (King's) for outstanding Monash students enrolled in either:

  • Bachelor of Laws Double degree (LLB/XXX); or
  • Juris Doctor.

If successful, you will begin your studies at King's in September/October.  At that time you must have no more than four Law (4) elective units left to complete in your overall Monash qualification.


Your application must meet King's admissions standards for the LLM.  Not all applicants will receive a course offer. Applications must include all your Monash unit results.

For King's to consider your application, youmust have completed:

  • LLB Double degree students – 4 years
  • JD students – 1.5 years (72 credit points)

Visit the King's LLM website to review admissions requirements and program details.

*All students must have the equivalent of a completed undergraduate degree to be enrolled in a United Kingdom postgraduate qualification. Single degree LLB students are not eligible to apply based on this admission rule.

King's will not:

  • Apply any Monash course credits to their LLM degree.
  • Accept work already submitted for assessment to Monash.

Before you apply

It is important you review and understand the following points before applying:

  • If you are interested in this pathway, you must get course progression advice early on in your law studies. This will ensure you have four elective units left in your final semester of study. Book a course advice appointment to discuss this pathway opportunity.
  • You must adhere to the applicable academic rules and codes of conduct set down by King's.
  • If your application is successful you will pay tuition and any other fees to King's each semester or term.  You will also be eligible to apply for financial aid from King's (including scholarships and bursaries). We recommend you apply early.
  • If you receive an offer from King's it is your responsibility to apply for any necessary visa or travel documentation.  Monash is not responsible for you meeting the obligations of any student visa.
  • Your Monash degree (LLB or JD) must be conferred before you can graduate from King's with the LLM.

How to apply

  1. If you have met the credit point requirement and sought course advice, complete either:
    1. LLM Pathway application form for undergradate students
    2. LLM Pathway application form for Juris Doctor students
  2. Once we confirm, via email, you can proceed, apply to King's directly for admission to the LLM program.
  3. If you get a course offer from King's you must submit the details to the Faculty of Law via Ask.Monash  We will then enrol you in Monash equivalent units.
  4. Once you have a course offer from King's you will be automatically assessed for the Monash Law Faculty International Study Scholarship.

When to apply

  1. Apply to Monash by 1 March (year of course) - Applications open 1 October 2018 at King's College
  2. If Monash confirms you can proceed, King's applications close 30 March 2019 (year of course, dependent on available spaces).
  3. Teaching starts in London in September/October each year.

Provision of King's results

After successfully completing the LLM program you must provide the Faculty of Law with an official academic transcript of results from King's.  We use the results from King's to apply the final grade of SFR (Satisfactory Faculty Requirement) to your Monash units.

We cannot apply a numeric grade.  We will also not take these units in the LLB into account in the calculation of Honours in Law.

Queries and submission of paperwork

via Ask.Monash

Further information

Visit the King's LLM course website for more information.


The Kings College pathway is currently supported by a ‘Monash Law Faculty International Study Scholarship’. This Scholarship will support one Monash Law student to undertake one of the three international pathway programs established by the Monash Law Faculty in 2014, as part of the Faculty’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Please note that no application is required for this scholarship, students who receive and accept their offer to any of the Faculty's three pathway programs will be automatically assessed. Please note this scholarship is dependent on funding.

The Faculty’s pathway programs enable outstanding Monash Law Faculty Juris Doctor (JD) students to study at one of three, and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) students (including double degrees) to study at one of two, of the most internationally acclaimed universities in the United Kingdom: the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

For further information please see the Monash Law International Study Scholarship webpage.

For more information about the other two programs, please visit the following webpages: