Der Master of Laws (LLM) an der University of Queensland

The Master of Laws (LLM) will equip you with transportable knowledge and industry know-how to capitalise on today’s commercial opportunities and tomorrow’s challenges.

Why Master of Laws at UQ?
We provide you with an outstanding education to enable you to succeed in globally competitive legal and business environments. The LLM program at UQ is underpinned by an exceptional reputation for teaching and research. It is designed to enhance your theoretical knowledge and practical expertise and give you a professional and competitive edge.By enrolling in our LLM you will have access to lecturers who are experts in their field. The program’s teaching staff boasts outstanding academics and visiting lecturers including legal practitioners, judges and international scholars. They will expose you to a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to enrich your university experience.Your time at the TC Beirne School of Law will be enhanced by the diverse student body that includes local and interstate lawyers, and students from around the world, who are all able to draw on academic and professional experiences to deepen discussion and debate in class.

What you will study?
The LLM is designed with flexibility in mind. There are no formal specialisations in the program, but you have the opportunity to concentrate your studies around the following themes or sub-disciplines:
Corporate and Commercial Law
Intellectual Property and Technology Law
International and Comparative Law
International Trade and Maritime Law
Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Resources, Mining and Environmental Law
Public Sector Law

Career opportunities
The LLM is designed for recent law graduates and established professionals alike. By enrolling in the program you will gain an internationally recognised qualification highly desirable in today’s competitive legal profession.

Students have the following options
Duration 1.5 years
Duration 1 year
Students with the 1st state exam can apply for the 1 year master

Postgraduate Studies in Law

Whether you are interested in coursework, research programs or a one-off short course (CPD or non-award), we provide excellence in research and teaching as well as access to outstanding facilities and support.

Courses are taught by academics and practitioners who are passionate about the law and legal education. Our course coordinators are selected for their recognised expertise, established research credentials and professional experience.

Masters Programs at UQ

Tailor-made programs

UQ law offers you the flexibility to choose courses that best reflect your interests. Whether you wish to deepen your knowledge in one particular area of law or construct a more generalist study plan, our programs can be tailored to suit your needs. When studying the Master of Laws, you may select any combination of courses from our specialist legal areas listed on page 15.

Flexible learning options

To minimise time away from the office and to help you organise study around professional and personal commitments, many of our postgraduate courses are offered intensively. 

Intensive courses take place over four days, generally from Thursday to Sunday, and are held at our St Lucia campus or a Brisbane city venue.

Study support resources

You are supported beyond the classroom with unlimited access to our resources and facilities, including the Walter Harrison Law Library and its collection of print and online resources as well as legal databases such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, CCH, Thomson Legal and LawOne. UQ offers campus-wide wifi while the School offers 24/7 quiet study spaces with computing facilities.
We also create opportunities for learning and interaction with academic staff outside the classroom.

Free legal English classes – English for Academic Communication: Law (PG) (EAC: Law (PG))

EAC: Law (PG) workshops were designed by UQ’s Institute of Continuing & TESOL Education and our School. The program aims to enhance the communication skills of international students enrolled in postgraduate law studies at UQ. 

It is designed primarily for students undertaking the Fundamentals of the Common Law course and focuses on improving oral and written communication skills through topics relevant to their studies.

While attendance is voluntary, we strongly recommend international students who speak English as a second language take advantage of this valuable opportunity to fully benefit from our law courses.

Research higher degrees

Undertaking a research higher degree (RHD) is an ideal way to kick-start an academic career or to add an extra edge
to professional practice.

The ability to leverage our international expertise and networks presents valuable opportunities for collaborative research partnerships, allowing you to undertake research that makes a positive contribution to Australian society and beyond. 

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Continuing professional development (CPD)

The Professional Legal Course Series is presented as part of our CPD Program and is suitable for law graduates and professionals with an interest in contemporary legal issues. Most courses are run intensively, normally over four days, with others offered over a semester.

Courses within the series may be used as credit towards postgraduate coursework programs, provided you meet entry requirements and undertake the course assessment. If you would prefer to keep your credit options open, you are encouraged to enrol as a non-award student instead of registering for CPD.

UQ law courses may also be endorsed for CPD points. Please consult your professional organisation for details.

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Testimonial Maritza Moreno

Undertaking my Master of Laws at UQ has enabled me to gain a multidisciplinary understanding of the most prominent fields of law while also focusing on my personal interest areas of constitutional and criminal law.

The approachable and passionate lecturers provide students with wonderful support to ensure we reach our full potential. I believe that the knowledge gained through completing my program at UQ will place me in the best position to achieve my career goal of assisting with the positive transformation of the Colombian Government.