Take your passion for law to the next level with advanced study and research. Be at the centre of the debate, analysis, and dialogue about law and legal policy issues in New Zealand.

Full time or part time, your study will be relevant, accessible and intellectually rewarding—research an area of law that interests you or tailors a course of study that suits your career goals.

Flexible study

Designed to be flexible, the Master of Laws offers courses that are taught in different formats. Some courses meet weekly, others are taught in a more compact format.

Block courses are taught in a concentrated manner over a one-to-two week period, and intensive courses are broken into chunks of eight to twelve hours. They are often taught over two-to-three consecutive evenings or in Friday afternoon and Saturday sessions, with a break of two-to-three weeks between sessions.

Research and supervision

No matter how you choose to study for your Master of Laws there will be an element of research required. Take advantage of exciting research opportunities at New Zealand's leading centre of academic legal research.

And if you're planning on doing a Master's by thesis, or a Ph.D., you'll have the opportunity to be supervised in a wide range of subject areas by New Zealand's best legal scholars.


There are several scholarships available that LLM students can apply for.

The Victoria Master’s by Thesis Scholarship offers a $15,000 stipend and a fees waiver equivalent to domestic fees. Applications close 1 November.

If you are from the South Pacific and hold a first-class academic degree, you can apply for the Angelo South Pacific Postgraduate Educational Scholarship. Applications close 1 October.

All international students can apply for the Faculty of Law's LLM Fee Scholarship which contributes $5,000 towards fees.

All LLM students who are doing an LLM thesis in the area of Privacy Law can apply for the Master's Scholarship for LLM (Law of Privacy) which covers living expenses and tuition fees up to a set limit.

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