Course overview

Master of Legal Studies Course details | Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Course overview

Master of Legal Studies 

Course Code: CRICOS: 0100562

The Monash Master of Legal Studies is designed to equip non-lawyers with the legal skills and knowledge they need to make better managerial and commercial decisions and to lead their organisations effectively.

Focus on a specialised area or select from a broad range of electives to gain a broad understanding of the law and how it shapes commercial and public decisions in today’s global environment.

You will investigate contemporary issues in legal and commercial practice and scholarship, and evaluate complex legal issues from theoretical, international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Entry requirements

The Monash Master of Legal Studies is generally open to students who hold:

A bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline, as determined by the faculty, with a minimum credit average.

Or

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) plus either a graduate diploma (or equivalent) in law or a cognate discipline or a graduate certificate (or equivalent) in Law or a cognate discipline as determined by the faculty.

Or

A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline, as determined by the faculty plus sufficient relevant work-based experience or professional learning to provide the equivalent of a bachelor honours degree in one of those disciplines, as determined by the faculty.

Students must also meet the English language requirements and Monash University’s admission requirements.

Read more about the Monash Master of Legal Studies minimum entry requirements

Structure and duration

The Master of Legal Studies is offered as a one-year full-time program. It is also offered as a two-to-four year part-time program.

Entrants accepted to finish the program must complete 48 credit points made up from any units in the Master of Laws (LLM) electives

Specialisations

With nine different specialisations to choose from, the Master of Legal Studies offers a host of options depending on both your interests and industry and where you want to take your career.  Best of all, you don’t have to choose any specialisation when you enrol but can elect to choose the units that will lead to a specialisation as you study.

You can also elect not to take any specialisation but to graduate with a generalist degree.

Specialisations include:

Read more about our nine dynamic specialisations

Read more about the Master of Legal Studies in the Monash University course handbook

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