The Sydney Advantage - The Sydney LLM & Postgraduate Coursework Law @ Sydney
"The reason I choose to enrol at the masters program at the University of Sydney Law School was because the University offered a great variety of courses within the areas of law I wanted to specialise in. Having so many units to choose from I could design my degree to fit both my needs and my interests. I was also drawn to University of Sydney for it’s fantastic reputation and its high international ranking."
Karolina Sibirzeff, Master of Laws (LLM), Sweden
Join the Market Leader
The Sydney Law School is a market leader in postgraduate legal education in Australia. In addition to our ever-popular Master of Laws (LLM) by coursework, we offer 22 specialist qualifications in law. Whether full-time or part-time, Sydney offers you a flexible program that includes units offered by intensive or evening seminar format, all taught with web support by national and international experts in their fields. Exclusive features of the Sydney Law School's postgraduate coursework program in law include:
A Wealth of Specialised & Intensive Units of Study
The Sydney Law School offers up to 150 units of study throughout its postgraduate program each year. 80 per cent of our units are now available on an intensive basis, where they are taught over a few days rather than a full semester and 60 per cent are taught or co-taught by domestic and international experts and practitioners.
Many of our postgraduate programs are open to non-lawyers. You do not have to have a law degree or work in the legal profession if you would like to enrol in our Health Law or Environmental Law programs for instance. We have pioneered an introductory unit specifically designed for non-lawyers - Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System - and many of our specialist Master's and Graduate Diplomas involve specialised compulsory study for non-lawyers.
Quality of Staff
Our level of staff expertise is well respected. Not only are many of our staff leaders in their fields, but we also draw on a range of international experts to deliver our programs.
We have endeavoured to make our programs as flexible as possible. You can now enrol in any one of Sydney Law School's postgraduate units on a non-award basis where you don't have to commit to an entire program. If you complete the assessment, the unit may be counted towards Graduate Diploma or Master's Degree at a later date.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Our units of study are available to audit for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. By undertaking units via the Sydney Law School Professional Plus+ Program, you can simply attend the classes and obtain the CLE points without doing the assessment. However, please note that units undertaken on this basis cannot be counted towards a Graduate Diploma or Master's degree at a later date. More information.
You may undertake units in postgraduate programs at other universities subject to approval. A formal application, detailing the academic content, attendance and assessment requirements of the unit(s) proposed to be completed is made to Sydney Law School first. If you are from another institution, you can also apply to study units at Sydney Law School upon approval from your home institution as well as the Sydney Law School.