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Auckland University of Technology

Interactive lectures and regular case-study workshops develop your ability to interpret, critically analyse, reason and deliver practical solutions to legal problems. You become an articulate communicator, and confident in your understanding of legal principles and their relevance to business and community. You also develop your critical thinking and problem-solving skills, your ability to act ethically, and your sense of community and professional responsibility

City: Auckland

Mode: Full Time

World Ranking: 970

Average Course Duration: 12 Months

Tuition Fees (Approx.): 35,360 NZD

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Auckland University of Technology is a university in New Zealand, formed on 1 January 2000 when a former technical college was granted university status. It is located in city of Auckland.  Auckland University of Technology has Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. Under the this faculty the university offers undergraduate degree program and postgraduate degree programs

Undergraduate Degree Program

Auckland University of Technology has Faculty of Business, Economics and Law offers Bachelor of Law. It is four years full time and part time degree program with 480 points. The question is what will students study during these four years?  Some of main law subjects are:

  • Legal System
  • Personal Property
  • Legal Reasoning and Writing
  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Torts
  • Advanced Private Law
  • Public International Law
  • Criminal Law

The fee for domestic students is $8,540 – $8,885 and for International students is $34,330

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Graduate Program

Master of Laws

Students have been given offer a range of study options to choice. Students can select a complete the Master of Laws entirely by thesis, entirely by coursework. On the other hand, they can have the degree r through a combination of coursework and research. It is one year program with 120 points. If the students wanted to have degree with thesis, A thesis of 120 points (around 40,000 words). Or student can choose a thesis of 90 points (around 30,000 words) and 30 points from additional papers. 

In order to get the degree by dissertation, a dissertation of 60 points  and 60 points from additional papers. Last not least if wanted to degree by papers, students need to selected the subjects which can complete the 120 points.  While some of the subjects are

  • Legal Philosophy
  • Human Rights Litigation in New Zealand
  • Therapeutic Jurisprudence
  • Climate Change Law
  • Advanced Private Law
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Human Rights and Intellectual Property
  • International Criminal Law

The fee for domestic students is $8,540 – $8,885 and for International students is $34,330

Master of Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy enables to expand the research capabilities by focusing on a particular area of interest, under the supervision of AUT’s expert academic staff. It can provide a pathway to more advanced research at doctoral level. The fee for domestic students is $6,750 and for International students is $36,370.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the University’s highest qualification. The degree is undertaken by research only and leads to advanced academic and theoretical knowledge in a specialist area.

The PhD is suitable for students who want to pursue an academic or research career, or a senior position in the public or private sector. Doctoral studies present the students with the opportunity to generate new ideas that can benefit business and society. It is 3 to 6 years program with 360 points. The fee for domestic students and for International students is $6,750.


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