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Programme Overview

Programme Overview

Programme Requirements

You can choose to complete the LLM (Applied Law) with a major in Criminal Law, Family Law, In-house Practice or Wills, Estates and Trusts.

To complete an LLM (Applied Law) with a major, you must complete eight subjects total:

  • Three subjects from your major, plus the Capstone Project in that area (Four major subjects total)
  • Four elective subjects


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It is a prerequisite of enrolment in the programme that you hold a law degree.

Subject Structure

All our subjects are offered online via our online learning portal. Online study allows you to complete your studies when and where you choose. The portal is accessible via your mobile device, allowing you to study while travelling, working – or wherever you have online access.

Each subject is run over 12 weeks and is divided into 12 modules. Modules 1 – 9 are dedicated learning periods, while assessments are held in modules 10 – 12.

Capstone subject

There are three components in this subject. 

  1. Four, short-answer written exercises, completed over four consecutive weeks
  2. Two writing samples
  3. Final Portfolio that consisting of four parts:
  • an oral assessment
  • resubmission of the written exercises
  • resubmission of the writing samples
  • a self-reflection 

How will I learn?

Throughout Modules 1 – 9 you will undertake a variety of learning activities that may include:

  • Readings and written reflections
  • Weekly online conferences
  • Written and skills activities. 


Assessments will take the form of written and oral activities, as well as the submission of a final portfolio which is based on written activities.

Hours of study

For each subject, we recommend that you allow 8-10 hours of study per week for your online learning and activities. However, you will need to devote additional time for tutorials, assessment tasks and exam preparation.

If you work full-time, we recommend one subject per semester – or two at most.

Credit for prior learning

Are you a College of Law Professional Legal Studies Course graduate who completed within the last 10 years? If so, you may be eligible for one subject credit towards the LLM programme.

You may also be eligible for credit if you studied with another provider. 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.

To apply for recognition of prior learning please complete the application for recognition of prior learning with your application for enrolment and upload an original certified copy of your academic transcript.

Very practical, hands-on and is applied law! Great balance in terms of theory and application - especially with the real life scenarios that seem to be the usual everyday type of client issues!


Master of Laws (LLM) – Wills, Estates & Trusts

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These Applied Law programmes are delivered by The College of Law Limited in Australia which is a self-accrediting Higher Education Provider within the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) regulatory framework. The programmes are fully compliant with the Australian Qualifications Framework at Masters level. The College has delivered these programmes for over 10 years and is now the second largest provider of LLM qualifications in Australia.

It should be noted that these Applied Law programmes are not accredited by the NZQA.

*We reserve the ability to cancel subjects if there is insufficient interest.