Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR)
The Master of Labour Law and Relations (MLLR) is a coursework degree taught jointly by the Sydney Law School and the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies within the Faculty of Economics and Business. The degree has been developed specifically to meet the needs of two groups:
- those with degrees in non-legal disciplines and
- those with law degrees who wish to specialise in employment and industrial law.
The interdisciplinary nature of the degree has made it highly attractive for candidates whose professional life draws together both law and practice in the field of industrial relations. There are no other degree programs of this nature in Australia.
Some units may have restricted class size and compulsory units may run early in the semester. It is strongly recommended that applicants submit their application on time to avoid disappointment. Please contact the Postgraduate Team for further details.
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Entry to the MLLR is open to both lawyers and those with relevant degrees in other disciplines who wish to specialise in employment and industrial law.
A full-time candidature in the MLLR is one year, with a maximum completion time of three years. A part-time candidate may complete the program within a minimum of two years, and a maximum of six.
The degree requires the completion of 48 credit points of coursework units: 24 credit points from Sydney Law School and 24 credit points from the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies. Each unit of study is equivalent to six credit points.
Each unit of study entails 26 contact hours. Units are offered on a semester length basis or intensive basis. Semester length units are taught once a week over 13 weeks on either a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm. Intensive units of study condense the 26 hours over a period of four to five days. The units are then taught between 9am and 5pm over a block period. For example, an intensive unit may be taught two consecutive days one week and then two consecutive days in a fortnight's time.
|ATTENDANCE||CREDIT POINTS(CP) PER SEMESTER||MAXIMUM
(from first enrolment)
|FULL-TIME||18-24 CP||6 YEARS*|
|PART-TIME||max 12 CP||6 YEARS*|
Units of study
Please note: some units of study may have pre-requisite requirements or prohibition guidelines and may not be available to those without a law degree. Please check with the Sydney Law School directly if in doubt.
Compulsory Units of Study (2014)
|Candidates must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in the compulsory unit(s) of study prior to undertaking the elective units of study|
|Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System *|
- Credit will not be granted for WORK6116 Employment and the Law and completion of this unit will not be sufficient to obtain an exemption from the compulsory unit LAWS6071 Labour Law.
Non-Law Elective Units of Study
|Discipline of Work & Organisational Studies Elective Units of Study (2014)|
|Human Resource Strategies|
|Industrial Relations Policy|
|International Industrial Relations|
|Leadership in Organisations|
|Management and Organisations|
|Managing Communication in Organisations|
|Managing HR and Knowledge Systems|
|Organisational Analysis and Behaviour|
|Organisational Change and Development|
|People, Work and Employment|
|Performance and Rewards|
|The Innovative Firm|
Staff teaching in this program have active research programs and publication records in labour law and relations. Information on individual staff, their research interests and publications, may be obtained from Our People section of the website.