Master of Laws

The Master of Laws (LLM) will equip you with transportable knowledge and industry know-how to capitalise on today’s commercial opportunities and tomorrow’s challenges.

We provide you with an outstanding education to enable you to succeed in globally competitive legal and business environments. The LLM program at UQ is underpinned by an exceptional reputation for teaching and research. It is designed to enhance your theoretical knowledge and practical expertise and give you a professional and competitive edge.

Duration

One year full-time. Domestic students may undertake this program on an equivalent part-time basis

Commencement

Semester 1 (February/March) or semester 2 (July)

Entry requirements

Please review LLM(#16) entry requirements and English proficiency requirements.

Duration

One-and-a-half years full-time. Domestic students may undertake this program on an equivalent part-time basis

Commencement

Semester 1 (February/March) or semester 2 (July)

Entry requirements

Please review LLM(#24) entry requirements and English proficiency requirements.

What you will study

Completion requirements vary between #16 and #24 programs. Ensure you familiarise yourself with your program-specific requirements.

The LLM is designed with flexibility in mind. There are no formal specialisations in the program, but the following clusters are designed to guide you if you wish to concentrate your studies in a particular area of law:

"The LLM program was eye-opening for me. I found both the academic content and practical focus very rewarding. It was a great platform to build on my existing legal knowledge from my undergraduate degree."

- David Legrain, Master of Laws

Career opportunities

The LLM is designed for recent law graduates and established professionals alike. By enrolling in the program you will gain an internationally recognised qualification highly desirable in today’s competitive legal profession.

Gain access to employability programs and opportunities through BEL Faculty's Student Employability Team. Visit their website to find out more.

Professional memberships

In Queensland, legal practitioners are required to complete a minimum of 10 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points each year to maintain their practising certificates and stay abreast of legislative changes and the evolution of the “business of law” in their practices.

Postgraduate study programs such as the LLM are recognised towards Queensland Law Society CPD scheme units if you can demonstrate relevance to your legal practice.

Fee calculator

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