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Monash University

  • 43% international / 57% domestic

Master of Legal Studies

  • Masters (Coursework)

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

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
L6013, 0100562
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$36,000 per year / $36,000 total
International Fees
$44,500 per year / $44,500 total

About this course

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

This course provides you with the legal knowledge that will give you a competitive edge in your chosen career.

You can choose to focus on one of nine specialised areas to gain an understanding of the law and how it shapes commercial and public decisions in today's global environment.

The course offers 9 specialisations:

  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law and Forensics
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Global Society and Human Rights
  • Health Law and Community
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Public Sector Governance and Regulation
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Transnational Economic Regulation

Legal knowledge can help any leader deliver better organisational and commercial results, especially in heavily regulated industries. In fact, a study published in the Harvard Review study suggests CEOs with legal training may perform even better than those with an MBA. When you complete a Monash Master of Legal Studies, you'll undertake the same units as students studying for the Master of Laws degree. In other words, you'll receive a level of academic rigour that sets you apart from others in your field.

Monash students have a track record of promotion and career progression and the Monash Master of Legal Studies is specifically designed to help non-lawyers take their career further. It does this by providing an in-depth grounding in the law that allows better informed decisions. The Master's degree can benefit anyone who wants the legal knowledge that will help them rise to the top of their chosen career but doesn't want to become a practising lawyer.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Law & Paralegal Studies courses at Monash University.
75.4%
Overall satisfaction
80.3%
Skill scale
62.8%
Teaching scale
85.6%
Employed full-time
$73.1k
Average salary