Digital Law - L6008

The Master of Digital Law will develop your knowledge and skills in law as it adapts to a digital and borderless world. This degree is a unique opportunity for students of all industry backgrounds to upskill in a legal specialisation that is key to our dynamic digital world. As new technologies present industries with new challenges, this degree will allow you to tackle these issues with authority.

When you study the Master of Digital Law online through Monash, you’ll join a faculty with a prestigious history founded in research that has a demonstrated positive influence in law reform and policy development.

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Where can the Master of Digital Law take me?

Let the Master of Digital Law help you stand out in a competitive job market or be better placed within the industry you currently work. Career opportunities from this expert master’s degree may lie in information technology, engineering, government, medical health and in industries adjacent to law, such as insurance.

Those versed in digital law will be able to assist organisations in providing solutions to legal and ethical dilemmas that have arisen from emerging technologies. This qualification will allow you to address issues that lie in the ownership of data used by government and the ethical implications of who configures and codes new technologies.

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Course Details

  • Online: Part time
2 years, 1.4 years or 0.7 years part time depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
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January, March, May, July, August, October
Master of Digital Law
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Whether you have a background in law, or you work in a field that is regularly impacted by the law, the Master of Digital Law will set you up for the future.

You’ll study foundational law units that emphasise the impact of digital technologies and deep dive into specific technology-related aspects of the law that continue to shape our society. You'll graduate with skills you can immediately apply to your current role, as well as the confidence to tackle the big issues of the future.

Undertake this graduate degree online at Monash in six-week teaching periods, giving you the flexibility to study alongside work and family commitments. Begin your studies from six points throughout the year with the confidence of knowing Monash teaching excellence is behind every course unit.

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


The Master of Digital Law offers three pathways to entry.

Depending on prior qualifications:

Entry level 1: 72 points to complete
Duration: 2 years part time

Applicants must have completed an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with at least a credit (60%) average, or equivalent qualification approved by the faculty. Or an Australian bachelor degree with at least a credit (60%) average plus two years relevant work experience.

Entry level 2: 48 points to complete
Duration: 1.4 years part time

Applicants must have completed an Australian Graduate Certificate of Digital Law. Or an Australian bachelor honours degree (or equivalent as determined by the faculty) in a cognate discipline, with at least a credit (60%) average.

Entry level 3: 24 points to complete
Duration: .7 year part-time

Applicants must have completed a Monash University Graduate Diploma of Digital Law.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

This course is structured in three parts:

  • Part A. Core legal study
  • Part B. Advanced legal knowledge
  • Part C. Specialist legal applications

Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Alternative qualifications

You may be eligible to exit this course early with a Graduate Diploma of Digital Law, provided you successfully complete all of Part A and 24 credit points from Part B of the course, or with a Graduate Certificate of Digital Law, provided you successfully complete all of Part A of the course.

Making the application

Future students

Self assess for credit eligibility

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


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.


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.


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.