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Study a Master of Legal Administration

The Faculty of Law is a professional law school offering innovative programs including the Master of Legal Administration. We deliver a rigorous curriculum that will engage and develop your legal knowledge. This program is ideal for students from other fields and professions who wish to broaden their understanding of the law or specialise in an area of legal interest, yet do not wish to practise.

Learn in the now

Right now, this moment, things are changing. Big changes, small changes, climate changes, gear-changes. With so much going on in the world, why wouldn’t you learn from it?

"The Integrated Skills and Professionalism Program embedded within the law curriculum is one of the hallmarks of the Bond law degree. If employers are chasing a truly ‘practice ready’ graduate, then a Bondie is undoubtedly the safest bet."

Jackson Walkden-Brown Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

Key features

  • Small class sizes which provide student with a personalised learning experience.
  • Opportunity for students to enhance their legal knowledge and utilise this in a professional environment.
  • State-of-the-art facilities.

About the program

The Master of Legal Administration (MLA) offers students with a non-law degree the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. Students may complete a generalist degree or elect to specialise in a particular area of law, combined with up to four postgraduate subjects from other disciplines.

ModeOn Campus
Duration3 semesters (1 year)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaLaw
Program codeLA-43048
CRICOS code084236G
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

This degree does not qualify a graduate for admission as a legal practitioner; rather, the program is intended for students from other fields and professions who wish to supplement their knowledge of law in a particular area.

View the Master of Legal Administration - Program Structure and Sequencing for all semesters of commencement.

The Master of Legal Administration comprises 12 subjects:

Law compulsory subjects (4)

Law electives (4) 

Students must choose four law subjects from the list of postgraduate law subjects.

Students may choose to complete an optional Law Specialisation in one of the following areas:

To be eligible for a Law Specialisation, students must complete a minimum of four (4) of their law electives (40 credit points) within one of the above areas. Eligible students may choose to receive a Permissible Award, with the specialisation noted on their Testamur.Testamur.

General electives (4)

Students must choose four postgraduate subjects from any Faculty or School at Bond University.

International students

To fulfil student visa requirements, students will need to enrol in a minimum of 40 credit points per semester.

Domestic students

Most students undertake four (4) subjects per semester (equivalent to 40 credit points). You may however enrol in fewer subjects and extend your degree over a longer period.

Teaching methodology

Bond University’s teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, computer labs and industry projects.

The total program fees for the Master of Legal Administration are:

  • $54,216
  • $56,384

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree in a field cognate to the proposed degree.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on english language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.