Designed to expand knowledge and develop expertise across a range of key areas of law, the ANU Master of Laws (LLM) is a globally recognised advanced law degree.
The flexible curriculum of ANU Law School’s LLM allows you to tailor your studies to suit your personal interests and career aspirations. You can build your own program by selecting from a range of contemporary topics in law, including international security, aviation and space, environment and climate, cyber warfare and human rights. Or you can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:
- International Law
- Public Law
- Private & Commercial Law
Whichever option you choose, you’ll benefit from a unique teaching approach that brings together academic rigor, theoretical understanding and practical insight, and provides the knowledge and skills required for success in a diverse range of careers.
To help you balance study with full-time employment and other personal commitments, the ANU LLM places an emphasis on flexibility. This includes clustering lectures over ‘intensive’ periods of 3-5 days – reducing the need for you to travel to campus on multiple occasions – and making extensive use of online learning, enabling you to structure study when and where it suits you best.
To see the full range of courses available in 2019, go to Programs & Courses.
The ANU has the highest level of graduate employability of any Australian university. LLM graduates advance or choose careers in a diverse range of areas including legal practice or advice, politics, journalism, public policy, public service, global diplomacy, government, the arts, finance and business.
In addition, graduating from ANU Law will see you join a prestigious and highly recognised alumni network of over 20,000 professionals in Australia and around the globe.
With particular expertise in constitutional and administrative law, international law, environmental law, migration law, governance and national security, our academic staff are frequently called on by parliamentary committees, peak bodies, professional associations and the media for analysis, advice and guidance on the law, and what might be done to improve it.
Many of our expert research staff are also award winning teachers who are are always accessible and work closely with you to ensure you successfully complete your studies. We have created a supportive and nurturing environment in which you can thrive.
Admission to practice
A Master of Laws does not qualify you to be admitted to practice law in Australia.
To practice law in Australia you need to complete a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD), plus practical legal training (PLT). ANU School of Legal Practice offers the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) or the Master of Legal Practice (MLP) which fulfil current PLT requirements in Australia.
The amount you’ll pay for your program depends on whether you’re a domestic or international student.
View the current fees for the Master of Laws at Programs and Courses.
For more information, visit MyUniversity and StudyAssist.
More information on ANU costs and fees, and scholarships and support is available on the central ANU website.
ANU College of Law International Merit Scholarship
ANU is proud to offer the ANU College of Law International Merit Scholarship. The objective of the award is to attract and support top quality international postgraduate students to the ANU College of Law.
The scholarship provides recipients with a $10,000(AUD) once-off payment to support them in undertaking the ANU LLM. Up to five scholarships are available for 2019. Students who meet the eligibility criteria are automatically considered. Selection is made on the basis of academic merit with scholarships offered to prospective ANU LLM international students with the highest GPAs.
Browse our Brochures & information materials section for our program fact sheets.