Master of Laws (By Research)

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

The Law Research Masters offers candidates the opportunity to undertake research in a specialised area of law. Students will complete compulsory research support units and a supervised thesis that will make a substantial contribution to legal knowledge. This course will allow candidates to develop and acquire high-level skills in research and analysis, equipping candidates for careers in advanced research, tertiary education, professional training and policy development.


  • 3 Units
  • 60 Credit Points. Plus Master Thesis


  • Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches
  • Advanced Research Methods in Business and Law
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Thesis

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 per cent or higher in a Bachelor degree from a similar discipline. Admission is also subject to a pre-entry review by the Associate Dean Law to determine the suitability of the intended research topic and the School's capacity to supervise.

Study pathways

Further Studies: Doctor of Philosophy: Students interested in completing doctoral research in Law should consider the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Joondalup Domestic: $57,560
International: $71,160
No information available Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Related careers: Academic, Solicitor, Barrister, Judiciary, In-house Counsel, Arbitrator, Mediator, Company Secretary, Public Service employee, Private Researcher.

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