Master des Monats

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

The LL.M. is designed to provide an advanced level of study for both full-time students and those who are legal practitioners or engaged in other full- or part-time employment. It can be undertaken by coursework, research or a combination of both. You can choose from over 25 taught courses and entry to the LL.M. is available throughout the year.

You can concentrate your study in particular areas of specialisation or study a broad range of legal subjects.

  • The LL.M. taught (coursework) allows you to study areas in greater depth and complexity than at undergraduate level. The programme offers courses that provide detailed analyses of particular areas of law, as well as courses that are more policy-oriented.
  • The LL.M. by research allows you to conduct in-depth study in an area of personal interest to enhance employment opportunities either professionally or academically.

Each course contains a significant research component, usually in the form of a 12,500- word research essay for 30-point courses. The LL.M. also permits cross-disciplinary study in the form of one or two masters courses (up to 30 points) from another faculty at the University of Auckland.

Our LL.M. programme offers six specialisations:

  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Public Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Law
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Career opportunities:

The detailed analyses of particular areas of law, as well as courses that are more policy-oriented, make the LLM taught (coursework) an effective pathway to take your legal knowledge and transferable skills to the next level. The in-depth study required in the LL.M. by research can enhance employment opportunities either professionally or academically.

Jobs related to this programme

  •     Academic, teaching
  •     Barrister, solicitor
  •     Financial adviser, strategic policy planner
  •     Foreign policy official
  •     Policy analyst in public or private sector
  •     Research counsel
  •     Resource management officer, property consultant
  •     Tax adviser, auditor, revenue assessment officer

Weitere Infos zum Programm


Johannes Karmann
"I studied law for five years at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and wanted to study abroad after I completed my degree. New Zealand was ideal as it is English-speaking and not geographically close to Germany.

The reputation of the University, and the LLM programme, are reasons I chose to study in Auckland. There are so many topics on offer and my classes are fantastic.

I've met a wide range of people and there's great support to help settle into a new country. My partner and I have also travelled around New Zealand - which has been a highlight."