Laws - L6004


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


Monash Law Chambers

  • 2 years (full time)
  • 4 years (part time)
Start date
Trimester one (January), Trimester two (May), and Trimester three (August)

*Law graduates can start throughout the year.

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 (Domestic students)


Entry Level 1
96 points to complete
Duration: 2 years full-time

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 24 months of submitting your application for study.

Entry Level 2
48 points to complete
Duration: 1 years full-time

An Australian JD or an Australian bachelor honours degree in Law (or equivalent).


An Australian bachelor degree in Law (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average and an Australian a graduate diploma or a graduate certificate in Law (or equivalent).


A bachelor degree in Law (or equivalent) with at least a credit (60%) average and work-based experience or other learning approved 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 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 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, the course must generally be a minimum of four years duration and include a semester length research component.

Work-based or other learning is relevant to establish advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled legal work. This includes learning in the context of completion of legal professional admission requirements.

To adequately demonstrate your work experience, please ensure that you have outlined 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 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.

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.

Making the application

Future students

Trimester one (January), Trimester two (May), Trimester three (August)

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 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.