Commercial Law - L6001

Commercial Law

Expert master degree

Are you ready to take your career in the world of commercial law to the next level?

The Master of Commercial Law is for those working in roles that require a sound grasp of commercial law issues. The course focuses on areas that include corporate and competition law, banking and finance law, and tax law and allows students to choose from an extensive range of domestic and international commercial law units. Our offering of units is designed to cater to a variety of career aspirations and interests. In this course, you will investigate contemporary law issues, practice and scholarship, and evaluate complex issues relevant to the field from theoretical, international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

TheMaster of Commercial Law provides a formal course of training for non-lawyersworking in law-related fields (e.g. accountants, company administrators,management personnel, and related business areas). It provides students withthe opportunity to obtain a specialist qualification in commercial law andprovides a springboard from which to launch or further your career in thiscomplex and evolving professional area.

We are one of the most prestigious law schools in Australia,and this course is offered at our Monash University Law Chambers, in the heartof the legal district of Melbourne.

The courseoffers a choice from a broad range of commercial law areas, or you canselect from across the range of Masters law elective units. With units covering areas such asinternational trade law, competition law, corporate and white collar crime andcorporate finance—to name a few, you will gain thorough theoretical andpractical grounding in commercial law and practice. You will also develop theadvanced professional skills and specialist knowledge required for work in thisdynamic field.

We provide the flexibility to choose a program of study tosuit your interests, skills and professional goals. Full-time or part-timestudy options allow you to continue to work, as well as meet personalcommitments.

The courseenhances your capacity to undertake independent research, and includes optionsfor a pathway to doctoral studies.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Melbourne City, Australia: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 1 year (full time)
  • 2 years (part time)
Start date Semester one (February), Semester two (July) *Law graduates can start throughout the year.
Qualification Master of Commercial Law
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

A bachelor Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, including business, economics, commerce or another relevant discipline, as determined by the faculty, with a minimum credit average.

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) plus either a graduate diploma (or equivalent) in Law or a cognate discipline including business, economics, commerce or another relevant discipline or a graduate certificate (or equivalent) in Law or a cognate discipline including business, economics, commerce or another relevant discipline as determined by the faculty.

Or

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, including business, economics, commerce or another relevant discipline plus sufficient relevant work-based experience or professional learning to provide the equivalent of a bachelor honours degree on one of those disciplines, as determined by the faculty.Applicants will be assessed on their entire academic record, with a credit average (or equivalent) preferred. As a general rule, students who do not have a credit average or are relying on relevant work experience to satisfy entry requirements will need to have worked for at least two years, although the required period may be shorter where the work experience has been supplemented by other relevant learning.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

To qualify as a bachelor honours degree for the purpose of admission, a degree must generally be a minimum of four years duration and include a semester length research component.

A cognate discipline is a related discipline relevant to the specific area of specialisation. (For example a student applying to enrol in the Master of Commercial Law specialisation would need to have completed a degree which includes an area of specialisation or groups of units relevant to the commercial law context).

Work-based or other learning is relevant to the extent that it has contributed to advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled legal work or work in a field cognate to the specific area of specialisation. It may include learning in the context of completion of legal professional admission requirements. To adequately demonstrate your experience, please ensure that you submit a CV which outlines your job title, the organisation name and department and the type, the number of employees, the duration of your tenure and the type (e.g. full time, part-time, casual), a description of the tasks for which you were responsible, how they relate to the area of specialisation in which you are interested, and the nature and extent of the skills they require, including any research skills. You are required to submit one original employment reference which supports your CV (if you were self-employed, you should submit original references from two clients. You should also provide a URL of your organisation.)

To adequately demonstrate other learning please include results transcripts and evidence of satisfactory completion (where applicable) and an explanation of how the specific studies have advanced your knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled legal work or work in a field cognate to the specific area of specialisation.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L6001

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L6001

Closing date

applications for semester two close 4 June 2018

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$33,700

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course is structured in two parts. Part A: Commercial law knowledge and Part B Extending specialist knowledge electives and research.