Master des Monats

Der Master of Laws (LL.M.) an der Victoria University of Wellington

At Victoria University of Wellington’s prestigious Faculty of Law, you’ll be studying with the best. Regularly ranked among the world’s top 50 universities for Law (QS World University Rankings by Subject), the Faculty has a reputation for excellence.

With a Master of Laws (LLM), you can craft your programme to suit your career goals, take advantage of the University’s proximity to government, and study with some of the world’s leading legal minds.  

  • Study in the legal and political heart of a nation—the Faculty of Law is located in New Zealand’s historic Government Buildings and has close ties to the nearby Supreme Court  and Parliament
  • Benefit from the rich expertise and intellectual leadership of lecturers and guest legal practitioners, international experts and guest professors
  • Gain real-world experience of legal practice in a workplace internship with a community, government or private sector organisation that is carefully matched to your career goals

Students can choose between four LLM study options:

  • by coursework only
  • by dissertation and coursework
  • by research portfolio
  • by thesis.

You can refine your expertise across a broad range of legal topics, including Intellectual Property, International Tax Law and Policy, Offshore Trusts Law, Privacy, and Criminal Law. Students who want to build their knowledge across disciplines can replace 40 points with non-Law subjects such as Criminology, Economics, Public Policy, or International Relations.

International students can start their LLM study in Trimester 1 (March) or Trimester 2 (July). The popular Master of Laws by Coursework programme is normally completed within one year.

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International students have a unique opportunity to gain experience at a New Zealand legal workplace in the Master of Laws internship course. You’ll be paired with an employer who suits your legal interests and career goals.

GOzealand! LLM Scholarship
All new students who apply through GoZealand! to study an LLM at Victoria University of Wellington in 2020, will receive a NZ$6,000 scholarship towards your tuition fees. Conditions apply

Career Opportunities

  • Lawyer
  • In-house legal counsel
  • Diplomat
  • Journalist
  • Academic
  • Policy analyst
  • Politician
  • Entrepreneur
  • Advocate
  • Mediator

Weitere Infos zum Programm


Martin Pohlmann (Master of Laws graduate)

“New Zealand provided an opportunity for adventure—Wellington’s a very vibrant city. Victoria University of Wellington also happens to have one of the world’s best law schools, so it was an easy choice to come here to further my studies. One of my courses was supervised by a former judge of the International Court of Justice. I felt very lucky to be able to learn from such a high calibre of legal expert.”

“For my internship, I was fortunate to be placed at the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment. I made some useful professional connections as a result. I was able to experience a working environment that was completely different to what you’d find in a German company, law firm or ministry.”