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Master of Philosophy in Law

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected May 2023


Auckland University of Technology


The AUT Law School offers a distinctive, professionally-focused legal education. Our programmes are designed to maximise your career opportunities, and AUT law graduates are highly sought after by law firms and other employers.

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree is a one-year, research-only master's degree.

The Master of Philosophy enables you to expand your research capabilities by focusing on a particular area of interest, under the supervision of AUT's expert academic staff. It can provide a pathway to more advanced research at doctoral level.

What you study
You complete an original thesis during this year of study.

AUT staff are available to supervise MPhil research on a wide range of topics.

Related programmes

Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

Must have completed one of the following with the equivalent of a B grade average or higher:

Four-year bachelor’s degree OR
Bachelor’s honours degree OR
Bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate diploma OR
Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience relevant to the proposed programme of research

An interview may be required for particular research areas.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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