Master of Laws (LLM)

Our tradition of excellence is your foundation for success


Welcome to the Auckland Law School's Master of Laws (LLM) programme.

We are pleased you've found us, and encourage you to explore our LLM pages to see why studying with us is a good option for you.

International ranking

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's highest-ranked university, and the Auckland Law School is New Zealand's highest-ranked law school. We are proud of our standing as the 36th highest law school in the QS World University Rankings. We are also ranked among the world's top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities, and the highest ranked NZ university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Why consider studying with us?

Two words: flexible learning. We understand that personal, family and work commitments are important factors when deciding whether to study, so we offer options that fit with your lifestyle. There are four to choose from:

  • Full-semester courses taught in the early evening.
  • Half-semester courses.
  • Intensively-taught courses over three to five days.
  • Independent research programmes.

Whether you are a practitioner keen to upskill in an area, a local graduate looking to specialise or international student looking to gain a qualification from a leading Law School, our LLM will give you the flexibility and choice you are looking for. Students can choose from over twenty five taught courses and entry to the LLM is available throughout the year.

You can choose to complete your LLM by the traditional thesis route, through our ever popular taught courses, or a mixture of the two.

Auckland City

New Zealand is a great place to study

If you are an international student - welcome! Becoming a student at the Auckland Law School means you will join a diverse group of people who love the law, and enjoy meeting other like-minded adventurers. You'll be part of a multi-cultural city, and get to experience the unique New Zealand way of life - perhaps you might even do some travelling. There's lots of support to help you settle in, and a network of people who can answer your questions and point you in the right direction if need be.

While world-ranked, we are a small, intimate law school which highly values student engagement and interaction.

Fees at a glance

Tuition fees 2017 Intakes Entry requirements
120 NZ$8,263 - $9,714 Any time in the academic year depending on your choice of courses
Bachelor of Laws with the equivalent of a University of Auckland GPA of 5.0/9.0
International 120 NZ$32,392 Any time in the academic year depending on your choice of courses Bachelor of Laws with the equivalent of a University of Auckland GPA of 5.0/9.0

Auckland Law School LLM Awards

Are you an outstanding student? Up to two Auckland Law School LLM Awards are awarded each year to encourage and support academically outstanding students to undertake a Masters of Laws (LLM) at Auckland Law School.

The awards are intended to cover at least half the recipients’ costs. An Auckland Law School LLM Award is worth up to $25,000 if awarded to a student paying international fees or $15,000 for a student paying domestic fees.

See here for more information.

Ready to find out more?

Start your LLM journey has all the information you need.


Come talk to us

We love to talk about our LLM programme and find a way it can work for you. Contact our Postgraduate Student Adviser and start your journey today:

Postgraduate Student Adviser - Angela Vaai
Law Student Centre
Level 2, 1-11 Short St
Phone: +64 9 923 1973