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University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is a public university located in Sydney, New South Wales which was established in 1850. As of 2011, the university has over 30,000 undergraduate and approximately 17,000 graduate students. The University of Sydney is organised into sixteen faculties and schools, through which it offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Sydney consistently ranks among the top universities in Australia and Oceania. It is a culturally diverse institution which offers a cutting-edge and state of the art education in one of Australia's largest and most metropolitan cities. University of Sydney students and researchers come from all over the world and all backgrounds to prepare for a life of challenge and change. The university is unique among Australia's leading universities in the breadth of disciplines offered, providing wide opportunities for personal development and cross-disciplinary study that delivers unique insights and breakthroughs.

The law school

Founded in 1855, Sydney Law School is one of the first to be established in Australia. The school is the law faculty of the University of Sydney and is regarded as one of the best institutions of legal education in Australia and the Asia Pacific.

Sydney Law School is one of the most prestigious Australian law schools, as evidenced by the achievements of its alumni and the consistently high demand for the Sydney LLB from prospective applicants each year.

The school has about 1,700 undergraduate students, 1,500 postgraduate students, and 100 postgraduate research students.

Tuition fees

Please see the Sydney Law School Web Site for tuition and fee information, as prices vary according to the course taken.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements are the same as the University of Sydney.

Applicants must have a law degree or comparable at a sufficient level from a recognized institution.

English language requirements are as follows:
-- IELTS overall band score of 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in any component.
-- TOEFL
Paper Test: 600 plus TWE (Test of Written English) = 4.5
Computer Based Test = 250 plus a score of 4.5 in the Essay writing component
Internet Based Test = 100 with a minimum of 21 in the Writing section

Scores more than two years old will not be accepted.

The Program

The LLM program at Sydney Law School is extensive and offers a variety of ways in which to attain an LLM degree:

-- Attain your LLM in Sydney -- with more than 160 units of study taught each year. Units are taught intensely over an entire semester. If you're a full-time student it is possible to finish your LLM in one year by completing eight units of study.

-- Attain your LLM in Europe -- this program allows students to take classes in locations including Germany and the UK. Units are taught intensely, over four consecutive days. Upon conclusion, students must then complete an assessment. You can count as many units as you like towards a Sydney LLM.

-- Attain your LLM in Sydney & Europe

-- Complete a single unit to count towards an LLM -- try one unit -- you may wish to postpone your study until another unit of interest is taught. As long as you finish the assessment, that unit will count towards a Graduate Diploma or Masters.

-- Finish the Graduate Diploma in Law and then upgrade to the LLM

Additional information is provided on the school's Web Site.

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