The Master of Laws (by Research) is offered to those with a professional law qualification (Bachelor of Laws, Juris Doctor or equivalent). Applications are required to have at least 65 percent average and/or extensive professional experience.
An applicant may be required to satisfy the Dean that they have the appropriate level of research skills to write a thesis of up to 50,000 words.
Admission is on the basis of an approved research proposal and availability of appropriate supervision.
The Master of Laws (by Research) program can be completed via a 50,000-word research thesis. While the Faculty can offer supervision in most areas of law, it has particular strengths in:
- Corporate and Commercial Law
- Criminal Law
- Constitutional Law
- Dispute Resolution
- International Trade Law
- Intellectual Property, Information Technology, and E-Commerce
The Master of Laws (by Research) program is comprised of a 50,000-word research thesis, completed over two years full time. The thesis is supervised by expert staff in the subject area.
The Master of Laws (by Research) provides a specialist postgraduate qualification to broaden an undergraduate law qualification.