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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Laws (LLM)

Equip yourself with an outstanding education, transportable knowledge and industry know-how to capitalise on today’s commercial opportunities and succeed in globally competitive legal and business environments.

UQ's Master of Laws program is designed to enhance your theoretical and practical expertise, improve your independent and critical thinking, and develop your research skills to give you a professional edge.

You'll undertake courses predominantly driven by the needs of contemporary legal practice, including those in highly specialised areas as well as more general areas, where the principles underpinning study are complex and require a depth of understanding.

Enriching your time at UQ Law is the impressive list of lecturers who are experts in their fields, with the program’s teaching staff including outstanding academics and honoured professionals, visiting lecturers, legal practitioners, judges and international scholars, all of whom will expose you to a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

Program highlights

  • Learn at the oldest law school in Queensland, with a reputation for producing outstanding graduates who progress to the highest positions within legal and business professions.
  • Choose from an extensive list of courses that interest you to independently define your specialisation and tailor your own degree.
  • Engage with a diverse study cohort that includes local, interstate and international lawyers and students who are able to draw on academic and professional experiences to deepen discussion and debate in class.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


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

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To enrol in the program, a student must hold -

a degree in law leading to admission to legal practice with a GPA of at least 4; OR
an academic or professional qualification in law leading to admission to legal practice and be able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the executive dean, that the student has the requisite knowledge to complete the program.