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LLM Applied Law FAQ
LLM Applied Law FAQ
What is the duration of the LLM (Applied Law)?
This depends on your workload and your personal situation.
However, you have five years to complete the course from your intake commencement date. We generally see students complete their LLM within one to three years.
How many hours a week do I need to set aside for study?
You should allow 8-10 hours of study per week for online materials and participation in online learning activities.
If you are working full time, we recommend one or two subjects per intake.
When are the intakes?
There are four intakes a year, February, May, August, and November.
Can I receive credit for any prior learning?
The College’s Credit for Prior Learning Policy encourages practitioners who have completed previous postgraduate and other recognised study to apply for credit towards the LLM (Applied Law).
A maximum of three subject credits may be granted towards the Masters awards.
- If you have undertaken a Professional Legal Studies Course with The College of Law within the last ten years, you may apply to receive one elective subject of unspecified credit.
- If you have undertaken a Professional Legal Studies Course with another provider within the last ten years, you may apply to receive one elective subject of unspecified credit.
- If you have undertaken a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with The College of Law within the last ten years, you may apply to receive one elective subject of unspecified credit.
- If you have undertaken other postgraduate study, such as an LLM or Graduate Diploma of Law, whether you have completed the award or not, you may be eligible to receive credit for that study.
- Accredited Specialists may qualify for exemption of the foundations subject and Capstone Project for their area of major.
Can I use elective subjects of unspecified credit from my recognition of prior learning application towards a double major?
No, unspecified credits can only be applied towards single majors
What are the methods of payment?
Bank transfer, credit card or invoice can be sent to employer
Would I be eligible for Studylink?
No, for courses to be eligible for Studylink funding they must be accredited by the NZQA. The LLM (Applied Law) is accredited by the TESQA in Australia.
Do I have to pay for the entire course before starting?
No, payment for the entire course is not due when applying - you pay prior to the commencement of each subject you are enrolled in.
Do I need to be proficient in English?
Yes. If you are from a non-English speaking country or your previous studies were in a language other than English, you will need to demonstrate your English skills in accordance with the IELTS standard before starting the program.
The requisite IELTS standard is at level 8 (writing), 7 (listening), 7.5 (speaking), 7 (reading), and 7.5 overall.
Can I claim CPD points?
You are entitled to CPD hours for completing LLM subjects. This is a self-declaration claim completed by students. You should check the requirements with the New Zealand Law Society.
What happens if I need to cancel after I enrol?
You can do any of the following without financial penalty any time before the published census date for each intake:
- Withdraw completely
- Change the subject or course you are enrolled in
Defer it to a subsequent intake (must be within the next 12 months)
What happens if I want to take a break from my studies?
You can defer a subject or request a leave of absence for up to six months. You can only request a leave of absence twice over the course of your studies.