Master of Laws




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
A Masters by Research enables a candidate to develop knowledge of the principal doctrines of research in their discipline area and a substantive understanding of key conventions, norms and perspectives in the disciplinary or multi-disciplinary environment.
Research is conducted over 1-2 years of full time equivalent study and normally results in a thesis (or its creative equivalent) of 50,000 - 60,000 words (depending on the discipline), written in English and independently examined by a minimum of three examiners external to and independent of the University. The campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field.
Course Objectives
A Master of Research enables individuals to expand their breadth of knowledge and expertise in their chosen discipline. The Degree provides candidates with advanced skills to carry out independent and sustained research. Candidates will be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of their research, present the results of their research in a publishable quality and demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, research ethics and codes of practice.
LLM degrees in the Faculty of Law are available in many different aspects of the law. Areas of particular research expertise within the Faculty include: criminal law and criminology; law and ethics of healthcare and biotechnology; intellectual property law; administrative and constitutional law; environmental law; and various aspects of international law.
At the University of Tasmania candidates are encouraged to demonstrate academic leadership, increasing independence, creativity and innovation in their research and encouraged in the acquisition of a wide range of advanced and transferable skills.
Career outcomes
Master of Research degrees are internationally recognized research degrees. The Master of Research is a demonstration of a graduate's ability to initiate a research project and to formulate viable research questions, to design, conduct and report independent and original research on a defined project and to demonstrate critical evaluation of scholarly literature.

As a result, Master of Research graduates have the opportunity to pursue diverse career paths, including professions in research and academia, as well as a broad spectrum of professions in the public and private sector, including: legal practice; the public sector; in house counsel positions in industry; and politics.


Which department am I in? College of Arts, Law and Education

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

PhDs normally require the equivalent to an Australian bachelor is degree with upper second class Honours or higher. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 92 (26 in writing and speaking, and 20 for reading and listening); PTE Academic 58 (58 for writing and speaking with no other score lower than 50); UTAS Access Level 7 English Language Training - 65 (65 for writing and 65 for speaking and no other test score less than 60); CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) - B (Equivalent to the Council of Europe level (CEFR) of C1 or above).

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants should apply after finding a potential supervisor and discussing and agreeing on their proposed topic. Applicants will be considered who have: an honour's degree with at least second class lower standard; or a masters degree with a minimum research component (e.g., a thesis); or substantial demonstrated sector experience, previous higher education studies and professional experience and/or published research work.
Students must satisfy anyone of the following English language requirements: TOEFL (PBT) 600 TWE 4.5; PTE Academic 58 with no score lower than 50; UTASAccess-English Level 7 - 65% (no individual score less than 60%).

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Griffith College

Full Time (Minimum duration of one year and a maximum of two years full-time (or part-time equivalent).)

A$29,000.00 (US$ 22,684) per year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

University of Tasmania Hobart Campus, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay Hobart, SANDY BAY, Tasmania, 7005, HOBART, Australia