Master of Legal Studies

University of Auckland Law School

Program Description

Master of Legal Studies

University of Auckland Law School

Suited to professionals from non-legal backgrounds who require some knowledge of legal matters. Professionals who will particularly benefit include accountants and auditors, architects and town planners, business development managers, compliance managers, engineers, IT professionals, police and public sector staff.

This programme has a similar structure to the Master of Laws and offers six specialisations: Corporate and Commercial Law, Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, International Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Public Law.

The MLS allows cross-disciplinary study of postgraduate courses from other University of Auckland faculties, enabling you to advance your professional skills while acquiring knowledge of the law.

Programme structure

The MLS degree requires completion of 120 points within one year of full-time study or up to two years of part-time study for a research masters and up to four years of part-time study for a taught masters. The programme also provides skills in legal research methodology for those without advanced skills in this area.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Law
  • Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Settlement Resolution
  • Public Law

Where could this programme take you?

As the MLS is tailored to professionals from non-legal backgrounds who require some knowledge of legal matters, but who do not necessarily want to practise law, there is a wide range of professionals who will benefit. Please note that completion of this degree will not satisfy the entry requirements for admission as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and is not a substitute for an LLB degree.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Accountants and auditors
  • Architects and town planners
  • Business development managers and compliance managers
  • Engineers
  • IT professionals
  • Police
  • Public sector staff
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 23, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Mar. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
8,263 NZD
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Deadline
Locations
New Zealand - Auckland
Start date: Mar. 2018
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Dates
Mar. 2018
New Zealand - Auckland
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Price
Domestic students - NZ$8,263; International students - NZ$32,392 (per year)