Laws - L6004

Laws

Expert master degree

The Monash LLM is designed for law graduates wanting to develop in-depth knowledge of a particular legal area, or to advance their professional expertise in a current area of practice. You will gain advanced professional skills and knowledge of law developments, practice and scholarship of one or more areas of law.

This course provides you with a springboard from which to launch or further a career in one of the many fields of law that are open to trained lawyers.

The Monash LLM enhances your capacity to undertake independent research, and provides options for a pathway to doctoral studies.

The course offers flexibility to complete your Master degree in just one year, or you can choose a two-year option.

The course offers 9 specialisations:

  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law and Forensics
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Global Society and Human Rights
  • Health Law and Community
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Public Sector Governance and Regulation
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Transnational Economic Regulation

The Monash LLM offers choice from a wide range of legal areas. You can focus on a specialised area or select from a broad range of electives for professional practice which will enable you to develop in-depth knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law and legal practice that suit your interests, skills and career goals.

You will gain an understanding of law research methods and skills necessary to support law-related work and 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.

As one of the most prestigious law schools in Australia we have offer this course at our Monash University Law Chambers, in the heart of the legal district of Melbourne.

The Master of Laws (LLM) provides the flexibility and choice to tailor a program of study to suit your interests, skills and professional goals. Full-time or part-time study provides the flexibility to continue your professional practice while advancing your career aspirations.

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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Melbourne City Law Chamber: Full time
Note:

Monash Law Chambers

Duration
  • 2 years (full time)
Start date International students: Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Course Handbook

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Rebecca Gunn

“I completed all my tertiary studies at Monash and feel fortunate to have been taught by academics who are internationally recognised experts. I was encouraged to explore areas of law which interested me, this ensured the course was engaging and personalised. Monash Law has a strong reputation, and I have found the legal community highly regards a degree from Monash.”…

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Entry Level 1
(96 points to complete)
Parts A, B, C, D

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

A letter from the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB) stipulating which areas of law are required to meet the academic eligibility requirements for admission to practice in Victoria. The letter from VLAB must be dated within 12 months of submitting your application for study.

Entry Level 2
(48 points to complete)
Parts C and D

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 together 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.

* For the purposes of satisfying these requirements, other learning may include, but is not confined to, learning in the context of other non-law degrees.

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 will need to have at least two years of relevant work experience, although the required period may be shorter where the work experience has been supplemented by other relevant learning.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February), Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L6004

Applications can be made throughout the year:

Apply directly to Monash using course code L6004

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.

International fee

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

A$44,500

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 costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 0100563

The course is structured in four parts:

  • Part A. Introduction to Australian Law,
  • Part B. Law Core Units,
  • Part C. Extending specialist knowledge electives
  • Part D. Law research and knowledge.

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.