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LL.M. (by research)


Start Date: February

Application Deadline: Applies to:
October 30 International Students
Admission Decisions released: Rolling Admission


Course Language: English

Entry Requirements: LLB/JD or equivalent law degree

Full time: yes

Length: 18 Months

Tuition fee: Applies to :
AUD 33600All Students

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What the school says:


Melbourne Law School’s Master of Laws (LLM) is a graduate degree in law of the highest quality with one of the largest subject ranges in the world. More than 160 subjects are offered in 2013.

Students enrolled in the LLM can choose from all subjects available in the Melbourne Law Masters, allowing them to tailor the degree to suit their professional aspirations and personal interests. Students may also choose to undertake the Master of Laws as a combination of coursework and a minor thesis.

These courses are available only for law graduates.

Students must satisfactorily complete four coursework subjects and achieve a minimum of 75 percent in each subject. Students may then prepare either a dissertation of 20,000 to 35,000 words or two major articles of 10,000–15,000 words each, suitable for publication in a learned legal journal. The two papers must be in the same subject area so that it is possible to have one supervisor supervise both papers. The Law School must approve the combination of subjects and thesis topic. The latter will usually build on the subjects completed. Once a thesis topic is submitted to the Law School for approval, an appropriate supervisor will be sought who may help to refine the chosen topic. Once final approval is obtained, a supervisor is appointed and supervision is carried out in accordance with the Law School’s Code of Supervisory Practice.

Applicants must:
•Meet the selection criteria for the Master of Laws by Coursework; and
•Have successfully completed four coursework subjects with a minimum of 75 percent in each subject;
•Have completed at least one research paper of 8,000 words or more in the Melbourne Law Masters program;
•Submit an appropriate thesis proposal that is approved.

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