Taught course

Master of Laws

University of Queensland · Business, Economics and Law

Entry requirements

Approved Honours or Masters degree leading to admission to legal practice (LLB, JD or equivalent) with a GPA of at least 4.5; or degree in law leading to admission to legal practice (LLB or equivalent) with a GPA of at least 4.5, & either hold a GDip in legal practice or equivalent qualification, or have at least 2 years professional full-time work experience in the same discipline; or academic or professional qualification in law leading to admission to legal practice & be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Exec Dean that you have the requisite knowledge to complete the program. International students are strongly encouraged to attend an optional program that begins in Orientation Week prior to the commencement of semester.

The program is conducted jointly by staff of the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) and the Law School. International students are given a brief overview of the Australian legal framework and the common law system. The Program also provides an opportunity for new students to meet each other socially.

Months of entry

July, February

Course content

The Master of Laws (LLM) is designed to enhance the theoretical and practical expertise of students and provide them with a professional edge. Students will improve their independent and critical thinking and research skills. The courses offered are predominantly driven by the needs of contemporary legal practice. They include courses in highly specialized areas as well as more general areas where the principles underpinning that area are complex and require a depth of understanding.

Information for international students

English Proficiency: IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. View the English proficiency policy. Closing Date: To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement. To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Fees and funding

International students
AU $33280

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

(To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

UQ International
+61 3 8676 7004