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Master of Law [L.L.M]

 1 year
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

$ 6,937 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Master of Laws at the University of Alberta is offered as a 1-year research degree program.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on both a full-time (12 months) and Part-time (36 months) basis.
  • Law program helps students, lawyers, and academics from related disciplines to grind legal expertise and conduct advanced research
  • Students enrolled in the LLM program must successfully complete graduate-level courses (9 credits) including seminar (3 credits) and 2 additional graduate-level courses (6 credits).
  • The curriculum is highly regarded for providing students with a strong foundation in the study of law and students are required to complete 8 hours of ethics training.
  • University provides the flexibility to complete the full-time program in 4 years and a part-time program in 6 years.
  • LLM students are required to articulate and defend a thesis, demonstrating proficiency with relevant scholarship and an ability to make an original research contribution to their field of study.
  • The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research requires graduate students to submit an individualized professional development plan within 12 months of commencing the LLM degree program.
  • The student-faculty ratio of the LLM program is 21:1.
  • Students can use their degrees to pursue PhD, university teaching positions, or professional careers in private practice, the civil service, and the non-profit sector.
  • The university is the only one in Canada to offer programs in native studies, through which students can learn about the aboriginal experience, including language, culture, history and more
  • The Faculty of Law is the most prestigious law school and one of Canada's leading institutions of legal education and research which won many awards like Horace Harvey Medal in Law, Articling Committee Award, etc.
  • The Faculty of Law houses 3 centers and research institutes, which offer many unique opportunities for the students:
    • The Alberta Law Reform Institute
    • The Centre for Constitutional Studies
    • Health Law Institute (HLI)
  • Job opportunities after Master of Laws are Civil Lawyer, Tax Lawyers, Criminal Lawyers, etc and the average salary goes up to 75,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration1 year
Fees$ 6,937 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Winter (Deadline - Dec 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Offered by Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have a JD, LLB, or equivalent university degree from the University of Alberta or an institution recognized by the University of Alberta.
  • Students have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B Grade) on the University of Alberta's 4-point scale.
  • The LSAT score is required to be eligible for this program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first-class division in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree with 60% marks from a recognized University.
  • Students must have a GPA of 3.0/4.0 (B Grade) based on the recent 2-year of full-time study.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcripts: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended in PDF format.
  • Reference Form/Letter: Three reference forms and letters of recommendation completed and uploaded by referees (Teachers, guidance counsellors, or Professors) directly to the online portal.
  • Research Proposal: 2-5 page description of the proposed research project, outlining the relevant legal issues, preliminary arguments, and the proposed research methodology.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Statement of Motivation: It is one that connects areas of interest and career goals, as well as past education and work experience, with the programs offered and the work being done at the University of Alberta.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL or other test scores.

Application Deadline

Dec 01

Scores Required

100 / 120

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7 / 9

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68 / 75

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1
Tuition fees$6937

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 10,800
Food$ 2,700


QS World University 2020

Ranked #151/ 300

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
UAlberta Master's Entrance Scholarship Variable Yes 07 Apr, 2020
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship (AGES) $8,312 Yes N/A
Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship Variable Yes 14 Feb, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • A student VISA is required to study in Canada and work on-campus and off-campus.
  • The Student VISA is usually valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • International applicants who are applying for a Student Visa are required to have TRV (Temporary Resident Visa) or eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) for entry in Canada.
  • Following are the required documents for Students visa applications:
    • Application for Study Permit
    • Letter of acceptance.
    • Proof of financial support.
    • Passport photos.

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada and students from the University of Alberta can work both on-campus and off-campus.

On-Campus: Students can work on-campus. The jobs available for students are UAlberta offices like interns, assistants, receptionists, and Stores and restaurants, UAlberta bookstores, UAlberta libraries, Coffeeshops.  Students can work on-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Off-Campus: Students can also work off-campus. The jobs available for students are companies in their field of studies, Banks, Restaurants, and Stores. Students can work off-campus and up to 20 hours a week.

Career and Placement after Course

Job opportunities for Master of Laws students are:

  • Civil Lawyer 
  • Tax Lawyers
  • Criminal Lawyers 
  • Corporate Lawyers 
  • Government service 
  • International Lawyers 
  • Labour and employment lawyers

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