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Master of Laws (Research) (LLMR)
  • CRICOS: 078845K

Study Mode
  • External
  • On-campus

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 12 units

  • 1.5 year/s or part-time equivalent

  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

View USQ Handbook

Take the law to higher levels

Have a passion for law and want to further your knowledge? The Master of Laws (Research) is a postgraduate research degree designed to expand on your theoretical and specialist knowledge of the law and take your research skills to a higher level.

You will undertake a significant piece of research in a specialised field of your choice and contribute to the knowledge base of the legal community through an academic dissertation.
Your studies will provide you with skills in undertaking and evaluating legal research using research methodologies and techniques to resolve particular legal problems. 

The Master of Laws (Research) offers professional and academic opportunities, whether it is preparing you for a career as an academic, enhancing your professional standing as an expert in your field, or being a stepping stone to further study and a PhD.

This postgraduate degree has been developed to meet the needs of professionals wanting to excel in their chosen field of law. You will be supervised by an expert in the field who has a clear understanding of the challenges and intricacies of the law or the legal profession.

Courses to be studied Units
Coursework course 1
plus 3 x dissertation courses 11
Total 12
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 26320
On-campus AUD 29600

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

How to apply

CRICOS: 078845K

Closing dates

Applications may be submitted at any time, but it is ideal to allow a minimum of 20 working days between when you submit your application and the start of your requested semester.

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