Master of Laws

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31, April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Full-time
Intakes: February, July
International tuition: NZ$35,800
Domestic tuition: NZ$7,852

Program overview

The Master of Laws degree offers a choice of over 40 topics for either general study or specialised research. It is a very flexible programme, offering participants the ability to study by thesis alone, or by combining short research paper courses and a dissertation. LLM students develop in-depth expertise in particular fields of legal specialisation, broaden their knowledge in a range of legal subjects, and combine law study with related disciplines. The Master of Laws may be undertaken by either: completing four research paper courses and a dissertation (LAWS 674 Dissertation), or by thesis only (LAWS 690 LLM Thesis).

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Exams:

  • TOEFL PBT
  • PTE
  • TOEFL iBT
  • IELTS
Students must have a Bachelor of Laws degree (or equivalent) with good grades. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking TOEFL iBT: total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand