Master of Laws (Comparative Law)
Explore international legal systems
With the increased globalisation of world trade and the necessity to conduct business in unfamiliar legal systems, there has never been a more appropriate time to undertake postgraduate studies in Comparative Law. As part of this specialisation, you will examine the global trend towards harmonisation of laws, as well as impacts and changes within the European Union affecting current legal practice in Australia.
The flexible course structure in the Master of Laws may give you the opportunity to select either a second specialisation, or an additional four courses from those listed below.
A significant component of your degree will be research-based. You will become proficient in legal research, advanced legal writing and critical thinking through a series of guided research projects. Should you wish to complete a doctoral degree, the Master of Laws (Comparative Law) is an ideal pathway.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 20240|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Candidates must have an appropriate degree, such as a Bachelor of Laws; a Bachelor of Laws (Honours); a Juris Doctor; or an international equivalent. Applicants who do not hold a law degree but have an equivalent qualification approved by a legal profession admissions board are also eligible to apply for entry.
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.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
- Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.