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Master of Laws (Research)

Course code I74

The Law Research Masters offers candidates the opportunity to undertake research in a specialised area of law.

Students will complete compulsory research support units and a supervised thesis that will make a substantial contribution to legal knowledge. This course will allow candidates to develop and acquire high-level skills in research and analysis, equipping candidates for careers in advanced research, tertiary education, professional training and policy development.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I74

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $29,500

Research students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents of Australia, may be eligible for a place under the Commonwealth Government's Research Training Program.

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Early closing date 14-02-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I74

CRICOS code

099203D

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $36,800

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Early closing date 14-02-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches20
FBL6120Advanced Research Methods in Business and Law20
FBL6140Thesis Preparation20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL6200Thesis
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL6200Thesis
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
FBL6200Thesis

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate complex ideas and concepts by designing, using and evaluating research activities.
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to analyse, and disseminate research that makes a contribution to knowledge.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of discipline knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery in the field of Law.
  4. Use high level self-management skills to plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $29,500 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

Research students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents of Australia, may be eligible for a place under the Commonwealth Government's Research Training Program. The program covers your fees for the duration of your course and you can be studying in either full-time or part-time mode. Note: If you've been part of this program at another university or been studying a different research course, this will affect the amount of tuition support you receive here.

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $36,800 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

In addition to careers in legal private practice, in-house corporate practice and in-house government, there are potential employment opportunities in advanced research, tertiary education, professional training and policy development.

Possible future job titles

Academic, Solicitor, Barrister, Judiciary, In-house Counsel, Arbitrator, Mediator, Company Secretary, Public Service employee, Private Researcher

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