Master of Laws (LLM)

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    1 Year Full Time
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    Course Type
    Masters Degree
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    On Campus
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Domestic : $8,885.00 Year
Domestic : $8,885.00 Year
International : $34,330.00 Year
International : $34,330.00 Year

Course Start Date

Feb 2019
Jul 2019
Feb 2019
Jul 2019

Campus Location : 55 Wellesley Street East,Auckland Central,Auckland 1010

About Course

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.

Areas of focus for our taught programme are:

Criminal Law
Human Rights Law
Indigenous Rights and Law
Advanced Criminal law, enables you to gain further expertise in that area. Other papers focus on human rights law, and indigenous rights and law.

To qualify for the Master of Laws, you need to complete 120 points, including, if necessary, LAWS901 Legal Research Methodology.

Master of Laws by Thesis

A thesis of 120 points (around 40,000 words) OR
A thesis of 90 points (around 30,000 words) and 30 points from additional papers
The thesis question has to be approved before enrolment.

Master of Laws by Dissertation

A dissertation of 60 points AND
60 points from additional papers
We suggest you start by completing the papers. The topic for your dissertation has to be approved.

Master of Laws by Coursework

120 points from papers


LAWS901 Legal Research Methodology
LAWS906 International Law, State Jurisdiction and Indigenous Rights
LAWS912 Human Rights and Intellectual Property
LAWS920 Therapeutic Jurisprudence
LAWS926 International Criminal Law
LAWS974 Youth Justice
LAWS976 Law and Psychiatry
LAWS977 Health and Safety Law
LAWS980 Prison and Parole Law
LAWS986 Proof of Fact

Eligibility Criteria

A Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) or equivalent

In exceptional circumstances, an applicant who does not meet the requirements above but who has extensive professional or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind, may be considered for admission

Applicants must demonstrate to the Dean (or representative) an ability to undertake study at postgraduate level in the proposed course of study

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with 7.0 or higher in Writing and Reading, and 6.5 in Listening and Speaking; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 100; GIE with A grade; CAE minimum overall score of 185; PTE minimum overall score of 65.

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