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Master of Laws (Research)

Master of Laws (Research) (LLMR)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July

Overview

  • Have a passion for law and want to further your knowledge? The Master of Laws (Research) is a postgraduate research degree designed to expand on your theoretical and specialist knowledge of the law and take your research skills to a higher level.
  • You will undertake a significant piece of research in a specialised field and contribute to the knowledge base of the legal community through an academic dissertation.
  • Your studies will provide you with skills in undertaking and evaluating legal research using research methodologies and techniques to resolve particular legal problems.

Career outcomes

  • The Master of Laws (Research) offers professional and academic opportunities, whether it is preparing you for a career as an academic, enhancing your professional standing as an expert in your field, or being a stepping stone to further study and a PhD.

  • This postgraduate degree has been developed to meet the needs of professionals wanting to excel in their chosen field of law. You will be supervised by an expert in the field who has a clear understanding of the challenges and intricacies of the law or the legal profession.

Entry requirements

  • 3 or 4-year bachelor degree in law, or equivalent, from a recognised university.
  • Provide an outline of dissertation topic. Admission into the degree is dependent upon the capacity to supervise the proposed project.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 12 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Coursework course 1
3 x dissertation courses 11
Total 12

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 22800

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Grant to help you pay your fees

All Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens commencing a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) degree will have their tuition fees paid by the Australian Commonwealth Government under the Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset scheme. The RTP Fees Offset scheme covers program fees for an HDR student up to a maximum period of four years for full-time study or up to eight years part-time study for a Doctoral degree, and up to a maximum period of two years for full-time or four years part-time for a Masters by Research degree.

As part of the enrolment process, students are required to submit proof of citizenship or permanent residency status and transcripts of all previous academic study. This documentation enables the University of Southern Queensland to determine eligibility for an RTP Fees Offset place.

Students eligible for an RTP Fees Offset place are those who:

  • have not used RTP Fees Offset funding in the previous three years; or
  • have already used RTP Fees Offset funding and have successfully completed an HDR degree. Once a student completes an HDR degree, full entitlements of RTP Fees Offset are restored.

If a student's RTP Fees Offset entitlement expires before completion of the degree, the student will be required to pay full tuition fees, or if meeting the eligibility criteria be able to apply for a FEE-Help loan

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

Applications may be submitted at any time, but it is ideal to allow a minimum of 25 working days between when you submit your application and the start of your requested semester.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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Begin your study journey today with Australia’s #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

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