2019 03 22 law student moot court 6392 1

Master of Legal Studies

Masters Degree MLS
2019 03 22 law student moot court 6392 1

The Master of Legal Studies degree emphasises creativity, communication, critical analysis, applied knowledge and problem solving in a variety of specialist disciplines.

180 points, 1.5 years

or 120 points, 1 year

Hamilton, Tauranga, Online

Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.

Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Why study a MLS?

The curriculum will provide training in critical skills that are marketable across professions, such as the ability to "think like a lawyer" in solving problems and to make clearly written and logical arguments. It is a flexible, professionally aligned academic degree that addresses key aspects of human culture, communication, and society. It offers explicit pathways into the workforce as well as pathways for career progression or to higher degrees. Although the Master of Legal Studies will not qualify students to practice as a lawyer, it will provide graduates with the core competencies and skills required for law-related work. Students will gain practical legal knowledge that is flexible and transferable to a wide range of occupations, across the public and private sectors.

Career Opportunities

  • Policy Analyst & Advisor
  • Mediator and/or Negotiator
  • Legal Researcher
  • Board Member for Iwi or other organisations
  • Local government advocacy

180 points, 1.5 years

or 120 points, 1 year

Hamilton, Tauranga, Online

Papers offered differ by location. The Catalogue of Papers has full location info.

Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

Degree information

Plan your study Entry Requirements Fees and scholarships
PG student studying

Applications open for the Te Ara Hou Scholarship

Apply for our Te Ara Hou Scholarship and you could receive $5,000 towards your online postgraduate study this July. Hurry, the application deadline is June 24!

Scholarships and prizes

Visit our Scholarship Finder for information about possible scholarships.

Documents

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Legal Studies.

 

Contact us

International Enquiries

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Faculty of Law

Te Piringa Faculty of Law, The University of Waikato, Gate 7, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton, New Zealand