La Trobe University

Master of Laws


Semester starts
Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July), Summer (October)
1 year full-time.
Annual tuition fee (A$)
37 200

This program allows you to construct a course of study with a strong global and international focus, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. It aims to prepare you to work in a global legal economy adeven if you don't necessarily wish to practise exclusively in a commercial environment.

Subjects will focus on areas of global interest, including international business and arbitration law, USA business and corporations' law, intellectual property law and Asian and European business law; but may also include subjects in alternative dispute resolution, comparative legal traditions, international criminal law and public interest law.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

1 A JD or a bachelor honours degree in Law, or an equivalent qualification; or
2 A bachelor degree in Law (or equivalent) plus either a graduate diploma in Law, a graduate certificate in Law, or an equivalent postgraduate qualification; or
3 A bachelor degree in Law (or equivalent) plus sufficient relevant work-based or other learning that, in the opinion of the School, constitutes the equivalent of one of the above qualifications; or
4 A bachelor degree in Law (or equivalent) plus admission to practice as an Australian lawyer (or international equivalent).

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.

Career outcomes

An extensive range of subjects in US, European and Asian law prepares students for a career in an international business and legal environment. Graduates are likely to find roles in academia, the legal profession, politics, business and commerce, government service, and public administration.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

37 200


Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Additional information

All subjects are normally taught in five-day block release mode throughout the year but many are offered between Semesters 1 and 2, in Summer and Winter Semesters (January-February, and June-July respectively), so you should time your arrival accordingly.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

CRICOS code: 095559G