Master of Laws (LLM)

University of Auckland Law School

Program Description

Master of Laws (LLM)

University of Auckland Law School

The LLM is designed to provide an advanced level of study for both full-time students and those who are legal practitioners or engaged in other full- or part-time employment. It can be undertaken by coursework, research or a combination of both. You can choose from over 25 taught courses and entry to the LLM is available throughout the year.

You can concentrate your study in particular areas of specialisation or study a broad range of legal subjects.

  • The LLM taught (coursework) allows you to study areas in greater depth and complexity than at undergraduate level. The programme offers courses that provide detailed analyses of particular areas of law, as well as courses that are more policy-oriented.
  • The LLM by research allows you to conduct in-depth study in an area of personal interest to enhance employment opportunities either professionally or academically.

Each course contains a significant research component, usually in the form of a 12,500- word research essay for 30-point courses. The LLM also permits cross-disciplinary study in the form of one or two masters courses (up to 30 points) from another faculty at the University of Auckland.

Programme structure

We understand that personal, family and work commitments are important factors when deciding whether to study, so we offer options that fit with your lifestyle. There are four to choose from:

  • Full-semester courses taught in the early evening once a week.
  • Half-semester courses taught in the early evening twice a week.
  • Intensively-taught courses over three to five days (usually with a weekend break, eg Weds, Thurs, Fri, Mon, Tue).
  • Independent research programmes.

Subjects available in this programme

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Law
  • Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Settlement Resolution
  • Public Law

Where could this programme take you?

The detailed analyses of particular areas of law, as well as courses that are more policy-oriented, make the LLM taught (coursework) an effective pathway to take your legal knowledge and transferable skills to the next level. The in-depth study required in the LLM by research can enhance employment opportunities either professionally or academically.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Academic, teaching
  • Barrister, solicitor
  • Financial adviser, strategic policy planner
  • Foreign policy official
  • Policy analyst in public or private sector
  • Research counsel
  • Resource management officer, property consultant
  • Tax adviser, auditor, revenue assessment officer
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 15, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Mar. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 4 years
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Price
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34,012 NZD
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New Zealand - Auckland
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International students fee NZ$34,012 (per year)