UniversityAuckland University of Technology
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Next start date
Expected Feb 2023
Auckland University of Technology
A Master of Laws will deepen your legal knowledge and legal research skills.
We offer a range of study options to suit your needs - you can complete the Master of Laws entirely by thesis, entirely by coursework, or through a combination of coursework and research.
One area of focus for our taught programme is advanced criminal law, enabling you to gain further expertise in that area. Other papers focus on human rights law, and indigenous rights and law.
As part of your Master of Laws you can include a specialisation or focus area.
You can complete the 120-point Master of Laws without a specialisation, or you can choose to have a specialisation marked on your degree parchment by having at least 90 points from the papers in the listed specialisations below:
You can also choose to have a focus area marked on your transcript by completing at least 90 points from the papers in the listed focus areas below:
To qualify for the Master of Laws, you need to complete 120 points, including, if necessary, LAWS901 Legal Research Methodology.
Master of Laws by Thesis
Master of Laws by Dissertation
Master of Laws by Coursework
A Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) or equivalent
In exceptional circumstances, an applicant who does not meet the requirements above but who has extensive professional or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind, may be considered for admission
Applicants must demonstrate to the Dean (or representative) an ability to undertake study at postgraduate level in the proposed course of study
English Language Requirements:
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with 7.0 or higher in Writing and Reading, and 6.5 in Listening and Speaking; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 100; GIE with A grade; CAE minimum overall score of 185; PTE minimum overall score of 65.