A Master of Laws will deepen your legal knowledge and legal research skills.
We offer a range of study options to suit your needs - you can complete the Master of Laws entirely by thesis, entirely by coursework, or through a combination of coursework and research.
One area of focus for our taught programme is advanced criminal law, enabling you to gain further expertise in that area. Other papers focus on human rights law, and indigenous rights and law.
Enrolment and completion of a short, zero points, zero tuition fees paper called Legal Research Methodology is required at the beginning of the programme for applicants whose law degree is not from a common law jurisdiction or who have had no prior grounding in legal research methods.
To qualify for the Master of Laws, you need to complete 120 points, including, if necessary, LAWS901 Legal Research Methodology.
The thesis question has to be approved before enrolment.
We suggest you start by completing the papers. The topic for your dissertation has to be approved.
The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Laws are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.