Course overview

LLM Course details

Course overview

Master of Laws (LLM) 

Course Code: L6004 CRICOS: 0100563

The Monash Master of Laws is designed to let you advance your skills and knowledge of developments in the law, practice and scholarship of one or more areas of law. You can focus on a specialised area or select from a broad range of electives for professional practice. The course enhances the capacity to undertake independent research, and provides options for a pathway to doctoral studies.

You will investigate contemporary issues in law, practice and scholarship, and evaluate complex legal issues from theoretical, international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Entry requirements


  • A JD or a bachelor honours degree in Law, or an equivalent qualification, or
  • A bachelor degree in law (or equivalent) plus either a graduate diploma in Law, a graduate certificate in Law, or an equivalent postgraduate qualification, or
  • A bachelor degree in law (or equivalent) plus sufficient relevant work-based or other learning to constitute the equivalent of one of the above qualifications, or
  • A bachelor degree in law (or equivalent) plus admission to practice as an Australian lawyer.


  • A bachelor degree in law (or equivalent) from a non-Australian jurisdiction.

Students must also meet the English language requirements and Monash University’s admission requirements.

To be eligible to complete the Master of Laws in one year, students must generally have achieved an acceptable level of academic excellence in their undergraduate law degree.

Read more about the Monash Master of Laws minimum entry requirements.

Structure and duration

The Master of Laws is offered as a two-year full-time program, although this may be reduced to one year for some students. It is also offered as a two-to-four year part-time program.

The course is structured in four parts: Part A. Introduction to Australian Law, Part B. Law Core Units, Part C. Extending specialist knowledge electives, and Part D. Law research and knowledge.

Part A. Introduction to Australian Law
The foundation knowledge for studies in Law.

Part B. Law Core Units
7 units which provide knowledge, skills and the academic requirements for admission to practice in Australia.

Part C. Extending Specialist Knowledge Electives
The studies enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your interests, skills and career goals.

Part D. Law research and knowledge
These studies will provide you with in-depth knowledge of a wide range of areas of law and legal practice. You will be able to focus on sources of information relevant to your specialisation and the application of research methods and specialist discipline knowledge and skills necessary to support law-related work. Depending on your interests and motivation, you can choose a program of study in which you plan and execute a major research-based project with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.

Masters entry points

If you admitted at entry Level 1 you must complete 96 points, comprising all of Parts A, B, C, and D.
If you are admitted at entry Level 2 you must complete 48 points, comprising all of Parts C and D.

The course progression map provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Read more about the structure and duration.


With nine different specialisations to choose from, the Master of Laws offers a host of options depending on both your interests and where you want to take your legal career.  Best of all, you don’t have to choose any specialisation when you enrol but can elect to choose the units that will lead to a specialisation as you study.

You can also elect not to take any specialisation but to graduate with a generalist degree.

Specialisations include:

Read more about our nine dynamic specialisations

Read more about the Master of Laws in the Monash University course handbook.

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