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Take the next step in your legal career with a postgraduate degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago, a leader in legal research.

The Faculty of Law's postgraduate programmes challenge you intellectually, while developing your independent research skills.

Our postgraduate supervisors have international reputations in their fields of research.

Faculty of Law staff areas of research

What our postgraduate programmes offer

You can:

  • commence study any time
  • study part-time
  • study by distance

Postgraduate programmes

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.

Please refer to the individual programme pages for more detail.

Health Law Intensive course

This is a postgraduate-focused course in Health Systems Law, and will be of interest to senior clinicians, health board members, chief executives, and senior managers working in the health sector in Australia and New Zealand. Postgraduate law students and practising lawyers with an interest in the field of health law may also find the course useful.

Health Law Intensive course

International students

Information for international students

Postgraduate research

Research projects by current students and recent graduates

Contact us

For any enquiries relating to postgraduate Law at Otago, please email

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