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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Master of Laws - 849AA

If you’re a law graduate interested in advancing your career and pursuing a more focused path, then the UC Master of Laws is the perfect option as it will help you gain the legal knowledge, understanding, and expertise to take your career to the next level and beyond.

Offering a highly flexible, engaging and personalised study platform, the UC Master of Laws is specifically designed to help you develop the legal expertise suited to your career interests, ensuring you gain maximum value from your time studying at UC.

As part of your studies, you will have the chance to sharpen your legal research and writing skills and test your new knowledge in highly supportive theoretical and real-world learning environments.

If you have a Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies or an equivalent qualification and are looking for the opportunity to deepen your understanding of law, policy and legal systems, and improve your career prospects, then this is your chance.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


  • Feb
  • Aug

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
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

The UC Master of Laws is a globally recognised and respected qualification that will help you take your legal expertise to the next level. As such, successful graduates of this course will be exposed to numerous job opportunities all over the world, including, but not limited to:

  • lawyer in government and private sectors*
  • judge*
  • legislative drafter*
  • policy adviser
  • legal officer
  • law lecturer
  • director or senior executive

PSW Opportunity

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates

Cities and major regional centres

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an 
additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)

Regional centres and other regional areas

All other locations 
(list of cities)

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa 
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

An applicant must hold one of the following qualifications:

(a) a Juris Doctor, a Bachelor of Laws with Honours or an equivalent qualification;

(b) a Bachelor of Laws without Honours and has normally achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.0, or has been admitted to legal practice, or with minimum two years of full-time relevant professional experience; or

(c) a Bachelor degree in any discipline plus a Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies or an equivalent qualification.

To qualify as a Bachelor of Laws with Honours for the purpose of admission, the course must generally be a minimum of four years duration and include a semester length research component.


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