With its sunny climate, great quality of life, English taught law courses and excellent funding options for domestic students, it's no surprise that Australia is a popular place for LLM students to study their Master of Laws.
In this blog we’re going to take a look at five of the best LLM programs available to study in Australia*.
The General LLM program at the University of Melbourne can be studied part time over two to four years or in one year when studying full time. The course has a huge range of subject areas and the University of Melbourne considers the selection of around 180 modules for the LLM course as one of the broadest subject area offerings anywhere in the world. Modules include Artificial Intelligence and the Law, Commercial Law in Asia, Money, Law & Politics, and Disability Human Rights Law.
There are several focus areas in the General LLM program at the University of Sydney and they include Global Law, Environmental Law, Criminology and Taxation. However, all LLM degrees are awarded as a General LLM as the topic area is just the focus of a student's studies rather than an awarded specialisation. The LLM program at the University of Sydney takes one year studying full time or two to six years when studying part time to complete.
The LLM program at the University of New South Wales is open to both law graduates and those non-law graduates with significant experience of working in the law. There are several areas of specialisation including Media, Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Chinese and International Business and Economic Law and Dispute Resolution. The course is organised so that those in employment can attend classes after 6pm or in intensive bursts. Full-time students complete the LLM program in one year and part-time students take between two and four years to complete the course.
Students can take up to five years to complete this course with flexible part-time study or when they are studying full-time it takes one year. The LLM program is open to law graduates or non-law graduates with at least two years of experience working within the law. There are three areas of specialisation and these are Public Law, Private & Commercial Law, and International Law.
The LLM program at Bond University is designed for students who plan to have an international dimension to their course. The LLM speciality in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution is available to study online and offers lectures from legal professionals from all over the world. Both the online and on-campus modules are studied intensively full time and students take eight months to complete the course.
Number of students & international students
Here is a table showing the number of students attending each of these Australian universities and the percentage that are international students.