Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The UTS Master of Laws (LLM) caters to the changing demands of the legal profession. Providing the opportunity for law graduates to specialise in particular areas that are relevant to their area of legal practice, the UTS LLM is vocationally relevant and intellectually rewarding. Close interaction between the legal profession and UTS: Law guarantees a close match between a first-class education and a marketable postgraduate legal qualification. Classes are taught by a mix of practising professionals, full-time academic staff and international visiting academics, and opportunities for cross-institutional study, both inside and outside Australia, are encouraged. Specialisation and development of expertise leads to careers in a range of sought-after specialist vocations in the practice of law.
Students in this course undertake eight 6-credit-point postgraduate subjects (totalling 48 credit points). Students may choose to undertake one or two majors by completing at least four subjects (24 credit points) within the area of the major. Students may also choose not to major in a particular area and instead choose eight subjects (48 credit points) from across the major areas. As part of this course, students must complete the subject Postgraduate Legal Research. This subject can be included in any of the majors or choice blocks. Students from a non-common law background are also required to enrol in the subject Common Law Legal Traditions in their first session of study. The course can be completed in a minimum of one year of full-time or two years of part-time study. Subjects may also be available in Summer session, allowing accelerated progression.
- Corporate and commercial law
- Dispute resolution
- Intellectual property
Standard entry requirements
- Completed a UTS recognised Bachelor of Laws with honours, or the Juris Doctor, or a Bachelor of Laws or LPAB Diploma in Law together with a graduate certificate in the discipline of law, or equivalent or higher qualification. Students with a Bachelor of Laws from a non-common law country are required to complete Common Law Legal Traditions in their first session of study. Students who have graduated with a Shari'a law degree are not eligible to apply for this course. Admission is at the discretion of the associate dean (education). The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184.
General and course-specific credit recognition information regarding the Master of Laws is available at postgraduate course information.
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Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.