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Postgraduate Programmes in Law

Maintain total flexibility with a postgraduate degree from Otago

Take the next step in your legal career with a postgraduate degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago, New Zealand’s leader in research performance in the subject of law. *

  • Commence study anytime
  • Study part-time
  • Study by distance
  • Choose an area of law that interests you
  • Study alongside world-class legal academics

The Faculty of Law’s postgraduate programmes offer a unique opportunity for advanced study, independent research and intellectual growth.

Admission to the programmes is selective, with priority given to highly qualified students. Postgraduate students are a vital part of the intellectual life of the Faculty, so it is important that you share a passion for high-quality and original research.

Contact the Postgraduate Director

For any queries relating to postgraduate law at Otago, please email

*Based on the Government’s PBRF assessment