Overview The Master of Laws degree is flexible and offers a wide choice of topics for either general study or specialised research. It may be taken by thesis, by coursework, or by combining short research papers and a dissertation. Students develop in-depth expertise in particular fields of legal specialisation, broaden their knowledge in a range of legal subjects and combine law study with related disciplines. Students get the chance to undertake research under the supervision of qualified staff.
Qualification specific requirements Candidates must have a Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent) with good grades.
Further study The School of Law also offers an Master of Laws by single thesis option and a Doctor of Philosophy programme.
Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.You are also required to meet the UC’s English language requirements to gain entry.
Recipient: University of Canterbury
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