Masters Degree in Law Studies in Australia

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A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

The field of law and regulations guiding various aspects of life is enormous. Those who delve into it typically find some kind of specialization about which they are passionate, such as regulatory theory and intellectual property.

Australia has a subsidized higher education for students pursuing the undergraduate degrees. They also give loan and grants for the post graduate students. Higher learning starts at undergraduate degree level to a doctoral degree offered in any field of study.

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Master of Public Policy

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

This degree examines the processes, institutions and practices of public policy. It is designed for graduates interested in pursuing a career in, or currently working in, public policy within or outside of government. Core courses provide students with a solid foundation in policy processes, governance institutions, policy analysis and research. [+]

This degree examines the processes, institutions and practices of public policy. It is designed for graduates interested in pursuing a career in, or currently working in, public policy within or outside of government. Core courses provide students with a solid foundation in policy processes, governance institutions, policy analysis and research.

The degree also equips students with important skills for analysing and researching public policy, and communicating persuasively on policy relevant matters. Through interactive and case-based teaching, students debate and reflect on the challenges of governing public policy in a dynamic, interconnected, global and increasingly digital world. Designed and taught by world-class public policy scholars from the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, this Masters degree equips graduates for successful and productive careers in public policy.... [-]


Master of Legal Administration

Bond University
Campus Full time 54 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of Legal Administration offers students with a non-law undergraduate degree the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an undergraduate program (or equivalent) at an approved Australian institution. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Master of Legal Administration offers students with a non-law undergraduate degree the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. Students may complete a generalist degree or elect to specialise in a particular area of law, combined with up to four postgraduate subjects from other disciplines. PROGRAM STRUCTURE The Master of Legal Administration comprises 12 subjects: Compulsory Law Subjects (4) Advanced Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing Australian Legal System Principles of Contractual Liability PLUS Principles of Tortious Liability OR Criminal Law and Procedure A Law Electives (4) Students must choose four subjects from the list of postgraduate law subjects. General Electives (4) Students in the Master of Legal Administration may also undertake additional law electives or take up to four postgraduate subjects from other disciplines, such as Business, Humanities, Social Sciences or Communication and Media. PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES This degree does not qualify a graduate for admission as a legal practitioner; rather, the program is intended for students from other fields and professions who wish to supplement their knowledge of law in a particular area. [-]

Master of Criminology

Bond University
Campus Full time 54 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of Criminology program provides you with skill development and training as well as scholarly appreciation of crime, justice and forensic issues. [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Australia 2018. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Successful completion of an undergraduate degree in criminology or sociology or legal studies or psychology or humanities / arts. Graduates from other disciplines may be considered. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Master of Criminology program provides you with skill development and training as well as scholarly appreciation of crime, justice and forensic issues. The course provides an understanding of a broad range of issues involving criminology theories, contemporary information on crime prevention, the theory and practice of punishment, criminal offenders, the police, courts and correctional institutions, including current crime and deviance issues. You will be provided with both knowledge and research skills and techniques required for the analysis of criminological issues and an understanding of how to critically evaluate published research. PROGRAM STRUCTURE Core subjects (2) Research Methods in Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMR71-100) Epistemology and Theory of Knowledge (HUMR71-110) Foundation subjects (6) Politically Motivated Violence (INTR71-315) Forensic Criminology (CRIM71-320) Genocide: A sociological and criminal approach (CRIM71-105) Crime Analysis and Profiling (CRIM71-102) Security and Strategy in the 21st Century (INTR71-102) Transnational Crime (CRIM71-103) Dissertation/Portfolio subjects (4) Students must choose one (1) of the following suites of subjects as their dissertation / portfolio: Major Dissertation / Portfolio A (20 credit points) (HUMR72-701) Major Dissertation / Portfolio B (20 credit points) (HUMR72-702) OR Minor Dissertation / Portfolio A (HUMR71-705) Minor Dissertation / Portfolio B (HUMR71-706) Minor Dissertation / Portfolio C (HUMR71-707) Minor Dissertation / Portfolio D (HUMR71-708) OR Minor Dissertation / Portfolio A (HUMR71-705)... [-]

Master of Criminology (Professional)

Bond University
Campus Full time 92 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of Criminology (Professional) program provides students with skill development and training as well as scholarly appreciation of crime, justice and forensic issues. [+]

The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Criminology program with an additional 20-week Professional Portfolio component. Professional Portfolio is a 45 credit point subject available to master’s (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject is strongly experientially orientated and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real world environment. The subject will ensure that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytical and strategic thinking capabilities. It will provide practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their master’s specialisation. All students will complete a 2,000 word scoping document, and either undertake a work placement in Australia for 210 hours (which includes an employer’s report) and reflective journal (up to 5,000 words) OR completed a collaborative research project totaling up to 15,000 words. All students will submit a final professional portfolio collection of documents, highlighting their practical and theoretical expertise in their profession of choice. The Professional Portfolio subject cannot be commenced until the student has successfully completed all 12 subjects of the master’s component of the degree. [-]

Master of Cybersecurity (Law, Business Ops & IT)

La Trobe University
Campus Full time Part time 2 years January 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Our cybersecurity degrees have been created by industry, for industry, and will prepare you to combat large-scale illegal activity and its increasing levels of sophistication. La Trobe is a member of the Victorian Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC), a hub for cybersecurity activities funded by the Victorian Government. [+]

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Our cybersecurity degrees have been created by industry, for industry, and will prepare you to combat large-scale illegal activity and its increasing levels of sophistication. La Trobe is a member of the Victorian Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC), a hub for cybersecurity activities funded by the Victorian Government.... [-]


Master of Applied Policy

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Applied Policy, offered by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS: IPPG), is designed for middle-level and senior professionals and practitioners in the public, private and non-profit sectors seeking to enhance their knowledge, skills base and career opportunities. It provides a transdisciplinary basis for understanding policy across these sectors. The course examines the development and implementation of policy in practice; policy research skills and methodologies; the making and evaluation of policy; and program implementation and management. The course is informed by the applied policy and social research experience of the UTS: IPPG with government, industry and community in the Australian context and internationally. [+]

The course is designed to have an applied focus which is theoretically underpinned. The course offers students the opportunity to work across industry sectors on real-world problems and to critically apply their learning to case studies drawn from UTS: IPPG's research program and their own workplaces to innovate solutions. It includes active approaches to learning, including debates, case studies, role plays, group discussions, presentations and guest speakers. All students undertake an individual research project, and gain the necessary knowledge and experience to engage in effective policy development, implementation and evaluation. The course offers a general policy stream focusing on professional practice, as well as major streams in local government studies; urban and regional policy; and social research. The core subjects of the course examine contemporary policy challenges; policy in practice; policy and resources and evidence and decision making. To tailor their course, students can choose their electives from a range of subjects from UTS: IPPG, the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, and the UTS Business School. The course also offers a sub-major in Project Management. The course utilises several teaching formats, including intensive block mode and online delivery, designed by academics, practitioners and industry leaders. Most subjects are offered in flexible mode and delivered in blocks or online for more effective integration of study and work commitments.... [-]


Master of Laws

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

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. [+]

Successful 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.

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Master of Laws (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Laws (Research) provides an opportunity for graduates to develop their research skills, deepen their knowledge in some area of the law and undertake original research. The degree is awarded to candidates who demonstrate competence in research, an understanding of research methods and an ability to make an original contribution to knowledge. [+]

This course is suitable for students who have completed a coursework degree and wish to deepen their knowledge in a particular legal area by means of research. Students develop critical and analytical skills and advanced research skills to enable in-depth exploration of their chosen area. This degree is valuable for those wishing to pursue a career in research.

Career options include positions in universities, undertaking research, contributions to public policy, or other academic work including teaching, interest groups and legal publishing.

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Master of Intellectual Property

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2.5 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

UTS has established expertise in and a reputation for providing courses relevant to the needs of the patent and trade mark professions. The UTS Master of Intellectual Property is the first at an Australian university that fulfils the entire educational requirements for registration as a registered trade marks attorney and patent attorney in Australia under the relevant regulations. [+]

The unique feature of this course is that it may be undertaken entirely online, removing the need for students to attend face-to-face classes.

This course provides graduates with an understanding of the principles of the registered trade mark system, the protection of unregistered marks and related forms of protection against misleading or unfair trading conduct in Australia. In addition, graduates understand the content and implication of a patent specification, enabling them to advise upon possible questions of infringement, validity and compliance.

Depending on the subjects taken, graduates may seek registration as a trade mark attorney and/or patent attorney in Australia. Arts administrators or media professionals may enhance career options through building expertise in the commercialisation or management of intellectual property assets. Other career options include patent and trade marks attorney, IP lawyer, IP portfolio manager, policy maker and government regulator.... [-]


Master in International Law

The University of Queensland
Campus Full time 18 months January 2018 Australia Saint Lucia Brisbane Gatton + 2 more

This program is designed for both lawyers and non-lawyers wishing to focus their studies on international law. In an increasingly internationalised world, international law shapes almost all forms of international interaction, from business, to trade, to diplomacy, and in war. [+]

Why study the Master of International Law This program is designed for both lawyers and non-lawyers wishing to focus their studies on international law. In an increasingly internationalised world, international law shapes almost all forms of international interaction, from business, to trade, to diplomacy, and in war. People already working or hoping to work in a variety of internationally focused fields, such as business, policy, government, and the NGO sector would benefit from a clear understanding of the structure of the international laws that shape the international system, and how to work within those laws. The Master of International Law has four compulsory courses: one introducing public international law, and a series of three courses that focus on international law in action, and the nexus between international law and domestic law. Students then choose from a range of elective courses to suit personal growth and interest. The program is open to students with an undergraduate degree in law, arts, business, commerce or economics who have completed a minimum of four internationally-focussed courses. Entry requirements Prerequisites To enrol in the program, a person must hold an approved degree in the same discipline, with a GPA of 5. English Proficiency IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy below. In order to gain entry to an academic program at UQ, you will have to demonstrate you have the appropriate level of English language... [-]