Regulations for the Degree of Master of Laws (LLM)
- The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
- Candidates for the Degree must have
- qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Laws or a combined Law degree of the University of Waikato with at least a B grade average across the 300 and 400 level papers, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
- satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being presented for the Degree, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.
- In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 2 of these regulations may be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe which must be completed either prior to or concurrently.
- The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is one year. The requirements of the Degree must be completed within four consecutive years of first enrolling for the Degree.
- Candidates must enrol in the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences and follow an approved programme of study.
- Candidates must gain 120 points at 500 level or above.
- Candidates must complete LEGAL509 and a further 105 points from papers prescribed for the Degree in the Law entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
- Candidates may include
- a dissertation equivalent to 30 points, or
- a dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or
- a thesis equivalent to 90 points, or
- a thesis equivalent to 120 points.
- Candidates may complete the requirements of an endorsement
- Environmental and Climate Change Law
- Health Law
- International Law
- New Technologies and Cyber Security Law
Requirements for the Degree
Examination of thesis (90 points and above)
Award of Honours
- First Class Honours, or
- Second Class Honours (first division), or
- Second Class Honours (second division), or
or without honours.