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University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Master of Laws

The Master of Laws by coursework is designed for both Australian and international law graduates and non-law graduates. Through an interdisciplinary approach, students will be able to broaden their knowledge and enhance their independent, critical thinking and research skills. The course will also enable students to achieve a high standard of professional writing and research relevant to current issues in law and practice. Students will have the opportunity to choose units of interest or specialize by undertaking units that form a major.

Campus Information


Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquility of New England on a rural property.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible Interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisiona;/Unconditional offer
10 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

Students who complete the Master of Law program may use their specialized knowledge and skills in their employment with businesses and organizations to deal with legal requirements. Those who work as lawyers may use the experience and skills gained to become specialists in a particular area of law.

PSW Opportunity

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

A candidate shall:

(i)(a) hold an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification in Law or hold an AQF Level 8 Bachelor of Law with Honours; or hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor with at least two years full-time, documented, relevant professional experience; or
(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor; and
(ii) comply with the University's English Language Requirements for Admission Rule.

Applicants applying under rule (a) must submit a Statement of Service from their employer.

*Relevant professional experience includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Law Department
  • Legal Practice
  • Legal Research
  • Policy Writing