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Master of Laws

Australian National University

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About

If you have completed an Australian law degree (Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws Honours, Juris Doctor or Graduate Certificate of Law), please apply to 830401 Master of Laws. The applications for this program are open until 23 August 2021.

Study a Master of Laws at Australia’s national law school at Australia’s top-ranked University. This highly valuable qualification deepens your understanding of the way law operates in, and interacts with, the modern world, and equips you with skills and knowledge for the 21st century job market.

Pursue a general LLM for a broad perspective of law’s role in domestic and international societies. Or focus your studies on one of five specialisations – Public Law, International Law,Private and Commercial Law, New Technologies Law and Human Security Law.

Open to law and non-law graduates, the LLM offers you the flexibility to complete your studies in a way that suits you. Courses are delivered in a variety of modes – semester length, online or in a shorter ‘intensive’ format.

Upon completion, you will join a prestigious and highly recognised alumni network of over 19,000 professionals in Australia and around the globe.

Admission criteria

  • One of the following:
    - a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Juris Doctor, Graduate Certificate of Law or bachelor degree in any cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.0
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    - a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Juris Doctor, Graduate Certificate of Law or bachelor degree in any cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 plus three years of relevant professional experience.

  • Compliance with the Australian National University's English language requirements for admission policy.

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program.

GPA calculation

ANU uses a 7-point grade point average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities.

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications that are eligible to be considered.

Course credit or exemption

For information about course credit for previous studies, see the program entry or read about course credit or exemption on the ANU website.

Fees and charges

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Australian Government financial assistance

Australian National University scholarships and financial assistance

Equity Scholarships through UAC

Further information

Read the full course details on the ANU website.

Visit the ANU College of Law website.
Call (02) 6125 3483.
Email the College.