Master of Laws

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1 year full-time. Up to 5 years part-time.

Entry requirements

B Laws, B Laws (Honours), Juris Doctor, Graduate Certificate of Law or a Bachelor Degree in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 5.0; or B Laws, B Laws (Honours), Juris Doctor, Graduate Certificate of Law or Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline with a minimum GPA of 4.0 plus three years' relevant professional experience (resume template).

How to apply


Program description

Advance your career with a Master of Laws (LLM) from one of the world’s leading law schools.

Open to both law and non-law graduates, this postgraduate program is ideal for those looking to deepen their knowledge in a specific area of law, those who are planning to enter a new area of practice or those for whom a knowledge of law would be beneficial in their career, including public policy professionals, regulators and managers.

ANU LLM students can select courses from a range of contemporary topics in law, including information technology, aviation and space, environment and climate, cyber warfare, international security and human rights.


Degree specialisations are available in the following areas of law:

Alternatively, the flexible curriculum of the ANU LLM allows you to build your own degree by selecting courses that fit your particular interests and career goals. 

To see the full range of courses available, please visit Programs and Courses.

Student experience

Ranked in the top 25 Student Cities four years in a row, Canberra offers a different academic and cultural experience to universities located in other Australian capitals.

As an ANU Law student, you'll learn from leading academics, world-renowned guest lecturers and industry experts from Australia and around the world. You'll also benefit from a range of real-world learning opportunities that are unique to studying law in the nation’s capital, the city where federal laws and policies are made. 

Our proximity to the High Court of Australia, Commonwealth courts and federal agencies offers students unparalleled access to legal practitioners, members of the judiciary and government policymakers, many of whom are ANU Law alumni.

Mode of delivery

Courses are delivered in a range of modes including full-time, part-time, on-campus, online, evening or intensive, offering the ability to fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments.

Whichever option you choose, you’ll be able to take advantage of a teaching approach that combines academic rigour with practical expertise.


ANU has the highest level of graduate employability of any Australian university. Our LLM alumni have achieved excellence not just in the area of law but in international business, diplomacy, politics, public policy, humanitarian aid, banking and finance.

LLM candidates can also fast-track their career goals during their studies through our Jobs, Internships and Mentoring (JIM) program.

In addition, your ANU LLM will see you join a prestigious alumni network of over 21,000 professionals in Australia and around the globe.

Academic experts

ANU is ranked in the top 20 in the world for the study of law (QS World Rankings by Subject 2019/20).

Possessing particular expertise in constitutional and administrative law, international law, environmental law, governance and national security, our academic experts provide national research leadership on the most important legal, regulatory and governance challenges facing Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

Small group teaching provides postgraduate law students with increased opportunities to interact and engage with academic experts, visiting guest speakers and other students.


Tuition fees are calculated based on residency and the program of study. Check the Master of Laws Programs and Courses page to find out more about fees for this degree. 

Advanced standing (credit)

Students who have completed the ANU Juris Doctor within the last seven years are eligible to receive credit for four elective subjects for the ANU Master of Laws. Read more about our credit guidelines here. Submit your application for advanced standing here


    There are a number of scholarships available to postgraduate law students to assist with the cost of your studies, including the:

    Visit the ANU Scholarships page to search the full range of available scholarships. 


    To apply for the ANU Master of Laws:

    Program and Courses

    For information on admission requirements, fees, courses, electives, suggested study patterns and more see Programs and Courses »

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