Master of Laws

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Qualification
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
1 year
Intakes
July Mar
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 6,639
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 22,343

About this course

This programme is designed to provide an advanced level of study for students and legal practitioners. They can concentrate their studies in particular areas of specialisation or explore a broad range of subjects, either by coursework, research or a combination of both.

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. The university assesses each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

University of Auckland

Completed one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Laws with a GPA of 5.0 (Taught 120 points)
  • Bachelor of Laws with a GPA of 6.0 (Research 120 points)

Another tertiary institution

Completed one of the following from a recognised university (or similar institution):

  • Bachelor of Laws or an undergraduate law degree with GPE of 5.0 (Taught 120 points)
  • Bachelor of Laws or an undergraduate law degree with GPE of 6.0 (Research 120 points)

Programme-specific entry requirements for postgraduate applicants with international qualifications:

  • GPE: 5
  • Australia (%): 70-75%
  • China (%): 80-85%
  • India (%): 60-65%
  • Indonesia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Iran (Grade Average): 14.5-15.0
  • Malaysia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Singapore (GPA): 3.7
  • South Pacific-USP (GPA): 3.3
  • Taiwan (%): 77-82%
  • Thailand (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • UK (%): 60-65%
  • USA (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Vietnam (GPA): 7.0-7.5

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 7.0 with no bands less than 6.5

Curriculum

Taught (coursework) masters (120 points)

A taught masters can be structured in the following three ways:

120 points of taught courses
OR
90 points of taught courses and a 30-point dissertation
OR
105 points of taught courses and a 15-point supervised research

  • All three options are to be completed in one year full-time or up to four years part-time.

Research masters (90-point thesis):

Up to 30 points of taught courses, dissertation or supervised research and a 90-point thesis (30,000 words)

  • To be completed in one year full-time or up to two years part-time.

Research masters (120-point thesis):

120-point thesis (40,000 words)

  • To be completed in one year full-time or up to two years part-time.

The LLM programme also provides skills in legal research methodology for those without advanced skills in this area.

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