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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Laws (By Research)

Become an expert in an area of the law that engages your interest or stirs your passion. Our Master of Laws (by Research) allows in-depth study of a legal topic.

VU offers support and guidance from leading legal researchers. For your masters degree, you’ll complete a major thesis, worthy of publication, under expert supervision. Our research program maintains strong links with public-sector authorities such as the Department of Justice, as well as private law firms – offering access to real-world scenarios for investigation.

Our governance research program focuses on:

  • governance and regulation
  • the scholarship of legal education
  • international law
  • courts and justice

Campus Information

City Queen

The City Queen Campus is made up of two main heritage buildings in the heart of Melbourne's legal precinct, and two smaller buildings. It has the Victoria Law School, Law Library and moot courts

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

A Master of Laws will help you advance your career in academia, the law and related fields. It also opens the doors to academic or government advisory roles.

Careers in law are paid well. 

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

FOR INDIA

  • Bachelor's degree Completed with an overall average of all subjects (in the final year) 70%.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency :

  • IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than:
    > Listening: 19
    > Speaking: 19
    > Reading: 18
    > Writing: 22
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.
  • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course. 

In some cases, we will accept test results from other methods of examination not listed in this table.

  • Course Code: 068565A
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 68800 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A