Master's in Law Studies in Australia

Find Masters Programs in Law Studies in Australia 2017/2018

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A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

Law and regulations are the sets of rules and guidelines created by people to be followed by other people. The subdivisions of this field include everything from international government relations to ensuring appropriate business practices.

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.

Top Master Programs in Law Studies in Australia 2017/2018

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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. [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Australia 2017/2018. 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 Public and International Law

Melbourne Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years February 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in public and international law brings together constitutional, administrative and public international law in recognition of the increasing interdependence of international and domestic law. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in public and international law brings together constitutional, administrative and public international law in recognition of the increasing interdependence of international and domestic law. An extraordinary range of subjects across the entire field of public law offers students access to the latest developments in theory and practice in Australia and elsewhere. The program will appeal both to practitioners and to scholars with backgrounds or interests in government, international institutions, not-for-profit organisations, business/government relations and international development. Students may specialise in international law, Australian public law or comparative public law, or may choose a range of subjects from across different areas to suit their own interests and needs. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Master of Public and International Law will: Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of public and international law, including:the legal and institutional framework for Australian government in theory and practice analysis and resolution of the complex problems of government law a range of alternative approaches to government law in other countries and systems and the methodology of comparative public law the context within which government law operates and the sensitivities peculiar to it the legal and institutional framework for Australian government in theory and practice the nature, major principles, processes and structures of the international legal system and the relationship between international and domestic law legal issues in... [-]

Master of Human Rights Law

Melbourne Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years February 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in human rights law offers the widest range of human rights subjects in Australia. The program is particularly relevant to lawyers currently working, or planning to work, in the field of human rights, as well as those with a non-law background working in development agencies and other human rights-related organisations in Australia and around the world. [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Australia 2017/2018. The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in human rights law offers the widest range of human rights subjects in Australia. Many world-renowned experts teach in the program, offering students exciting opportunities to examine a range of human rights instruments, institutions, theories and practices in contemporary context. The program is particularly relevant to lawyers currently working, or planning to work, in the field of human rights, as well as those with a non-law background working in development agencies and other human rights-related organisations in Australia and around the world. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Master of Human Rights Law will: Have an advanced and integrated knowledge of international and domestic legal and institutional frameworks for the protection and promotion of human rights Be able to understand and critically examine the interrelationships between international, regional and domestic histories, philosophies, policies and practices of human rights law Be an engaged, informed and open-minded participant in debates about the contested universality of international human rights and its application in diverse domestic jurisdictions Be able to make a sophisticated assessment of the practical effectiveness of different mechanisms for implementing or enforcing human rights, including domestic and regional courts, specialised tribunals, national human rights institutions, human rights treaty bodies, international institutions and specialised agencies, nongovernmental organisations and international criminal courts Have an advanced appreciation of the relationship between law and politics, at the... [-]

Master of Commercial Law

Melbourne Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years February 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

Melbourne Law School's extensive subject offerings in commercial law allows students to tailor a program to complement their professional expertise and career pathway. Melbourne Law School's extensive subject offerings in commercial law allows students to tailor a program to complement their professional expertise and career pathway. Lawyers and other professionals will deepen their understanding of many aspects of commercial law from both a domestic and international perspective. [+]

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. Melbourne Law School's extensive subject offerings in commercial law allows students to tailor a program to complement their professional expertise and career pathway. Lawyers and other professionals will deepen their understanding of many aspects of commercial law from both a domestic and international perspective. Subjects are available in areas as diverse as finance, competition law, dispute resolution, tax, intellectual property, construction and energy and resources law. The quality of the commercial law specialisation is enhanced by the suite of subjects dealing with the core questions of private law that lie at the heart of commercial law. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Master of Commercial Law will: Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of commercial law including:the legal and regulatory architecture of commercial law across a range of subject areas key legal issues governing relationships between those subject to commercial law challenges that arise in the practice and application of commercial law and current debates on the reform of commercial law Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently:analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in the field of commercial law research and apply such information, concepts and theories to the relevant body of knowledge and practice and interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences Apply their knowledge and... [-]

Master of Banking and Finance Law

Melbourne Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years February 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in banking and finance law is designed to provide students, practitioners and other professionals with a sophisticated understanding of the legal and regulatory framework for the Australian and international financial sector. [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Australia 2017/2018. The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in banking and finance law is designed to provide students, practitioners and other professionals with a sophisticated understanding of the legal and regulatory framework for the Australian and international financial sector. Most subjects have a practical focus. Subject choice includes banking (eg lending and banking products), funds management, finance transactions, superannuation, financial services and capital markets. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Master of Banking and Finance Law will: Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of banking and finance law, including:the legal and regulatory architecture of the Australian and international financial sector across a range of subject areas; key legal issues governing relationships between financial services providers and their customers, and the theory and practice of prudential and market integrity/consumer protection regulation of financial services; and the impact of globalisation, e-commerce and regulatory reform on the provision of financial services in Australia and internationally. Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently:analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in the field of banking and finance law; research and apply such information, concepts and theories to the relevant body of knowledge and practice; and interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert... [-]

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. [+]

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) Minor Dissertation / Portfolio B (HUMR71-706) Minor Dissertation... [-]

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. [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Australia 2017/2018. 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 Laws

Bond University
Campus Full time 54 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of Laws is a postgraduate law qualification that provides maximum flexibility and choice with a wide range of specialist areas, meaning you can design your master’s degree to suit your area of interest and professional needs. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The Master of Laws program is offered to those with a professional law qualification (Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor or equivalent). PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Master of Laws is a postgraduate law qualification that provides maximum flexibility and choice with a wide range of specialist areas, meaning you can design your master’s degree to suit your area of interest and professional needs. Those looking to expand their knowledge in a particular area will benefit from investigating contemporary legal issues, from both international and local perspectives, while developing their legal research and writing skills. PROGRAM STRUCTURE You must complete 8 subjects: Compulsory Law Subject (1) Advanced Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing Law Electives (7) Students must choose seven subjects from the list of postgraduate law electives. Students may also wish to undertake a specialisation within their degree, choosing four law subjects within an approved study area. These include: Canadian Law and Practice Corporate and Commercial Law and Practice Dispute Resolution International Business and Finance Law Students are able to opt out of a specialisation but must take all electives (total 70cp) from the postgraduate offerings in the Faculty of Law. No general electives are offered in this program. If appropriate supervision is available, you may elect to replace two elective subjects with a minor dissertation upon approval by the Faculty of Law. PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES The Master of Laws provides a postgraduate qualification that broadens a graduate’s or practitioner’s knowledge in a chosen area of specialisation. [-]

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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Cybercrime is a widespread threat and a mainstream concern that can only be combated by highly skilled specialists – but they’re currently in short supply. A report from La Trobe’s industry partner Cisco states there are currently an estimated one million cybersecurity job openings globally. This demand is projected to increase to six million by 2019, with an expected shortfall of 1.5 million.

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 Business Law (Online)

Southern Cross University (Online)
Online Part time 16 months Open Enrollment Australia Australia Online

To succeed as a well-rounded leader, you need the right knowledge to make informed business decisions relating to the law. In an increasingly regulated work environment, legal competence can considerably enhance your ability to successfully work across commercial and corporate landscape. [+]

Master of Business Law (Online) Duration: 16 months, part-time Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify Study periods: Apr, July, Sept, Oct, Dec Fees: $2,845 per unit, FEE-HELP available Units: 8 Equip yourself with the knowledge to identify legal risks in business To succeed as a well-rounded leader, you need the right knowledge to make informed business decisions relating to the law. In an increasingly regulated work environment, legal competence can considerably enhance your ability to successfully work across commercial and corporate landscapes. Professionals with a strong understanding of the law add value to organisations through their ability to formulate policy and corporate governance strategies to inform real-world business decisions. Ascend the corporate ladder with an accelerated, 100% online Master of Business Law from Southern Cross University. Experience the best learning outcomes, blending industry-led content from emerging business law fields – such as Intellectual Property, Global Business Law and Competition Law – with traditional business law subjects. In addition to this, you’ll have the opportunity to study this academically-rigorous degree alongside experienced legal professionals who will heighten your learning and understanding of the law within a business context. This postgraduate law degree is designed so that you can immediately apply your learning to business environments. With a diverse mix of students – from legal, IT, business and engineering backgrounds – you will benefit from contact with a wide range of experiences and skill sets. Remain ahead of the curve with a Master of Business Law and equip yourself... [-]

Master of Legal Studies

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

The UTS: Law Legal Studies program meets the growing market need for non-law graduates working in the public and private sectors to have a thorough understanding of the legal and regulatory framework in which they operate. This includes an understanding of foundational legal concepts such as contract law and tort law, methods of legal research and theory, as well as the opportunity to develop expertise in specialist legal areas such as compliance and intellectual property law. [+]

The Master of Legal Studies attracts students from a wide variety of backgrounds interested in expanding their skills to include an understanding of the legal framework, including professionals from the insurance, human resources, banking and finance industries, managers and administrators, and HSC legal studies teachers.

The program particularly benefits accountants and auditors, business development managers, compliance managers, engineers and architects, financial advisers and planners, IT professionals, law enforcement officers, paralegals, policy officers in the public, private and non-profit sectors, property developers, and public sector managers and administrators (especially those who work in Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, the Attorney-General's Department and Treasury).... [-]


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. [+]

Best Masters in Law Studies in Australia 2017/2018. 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... [-]