Law graduates and legal practitioners who intend on gaining an LLM degree from an Australian university should carefully consider taking it at the Australian National University (ANU). Recently voted the best university in Australia and 20th in the world for 2018 by QS World University Rankings, students can choose from its six specialized LLM programs or opt for the general LLM degree. The General LLM program allows students the flexibility to build their own curriculum by choosing from over 80 courses.
Currently, ANU offers the following LLM programs:
- General LLM
- LLM in Environmental Law
- LLM in Government and Regulation
- LLM in International Law
- LLM in International Security Law
- LLM in Governance and Development
- LLM in Migration Law
All courses may be taken full-time for 12 months or up to 5 years part-time. There are two intakes: January and July of each year. Given its strict admission standards, applications for January classes are no longer accepted as deadline has expired. Incoming applications will be considered for the classes scheduled to begin in July 2018. Those who intend to apply for financial aid and loans are encouraged send in their applications earlier. Potential students from outside of Australia should also submit their applications earlier to allow for the visa application process.
The annual fee for Australian LLM students is $30,096. For international students, the tuition fees are $42,960. To be eligible, the applicant must have completed a Juris Doctor or a Bachelor of Laws degree with a minimum of 4/7 GPA. The LLM programs in ANU are also open to applicants without a law degree. However, they should first acquire any non-law degree plus a Graduate Certificate of Law and a minimum 4/7 GPA.