Commercial law postgraduate programme requirements

You will need to meet certain requirements to achieve a postgraduate qualification in commercial law at the University of Auckland Business School.

MCom
The masters degree may be taken as a two-year programme (180 points) or as a one-year programme (120 point) following a year's postgraduate study.  
Prerequisites Requirements
  • A major in Commercial Law, as approved by the Head of Department.

Taught Masters

  • 30 points: COMLAW 703
  • 90 points from COMLAW 741, 746-758, LAWCOMM 701-769
  • 60 points: COMLAW 791 Dissertation
Students may elect to substitute 700-level courses from other subjects that are relevant to their research interests to a value of 30 points, provided that permission is obtained from both departments.
For more information go to the Master of Commerce website
BCom(Hons)
This honours degree consists of one fulltime year of postgraduate study following the Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Prerequisites Requirements
  •  A major in Commercial Law or equivalent courses as approved by the Head of Department
  •  LAW 788
  • 30 points in COMLAW 788 Dissertation
  • 90 points from LAWCOMM 701-769, with the approval of the Deans of Business and Economics, and Law, of the courses taught in their respective faculties.
Students may elect to substitute 700-level courses from other subjects that are relevant to their research interests to a value of 30 points, provided that permission is obtained from both departments.
PGDipCom
This postgraduate diploma consists of one fulltime year of postgraduate coursework following the Bachelor of Commerce degree.
Prerequisites Requirements
  • A major in commercial law with an average grade of B or higher in the Stage III courses or equivalent
  • LAW 788
  • 120 points from LAWCOMM 702-769, with the approval of the Deans of Business and Economics, and Law, of the courses taught in their respective faculties
Students may elect to substitute 700-level courses from other subjects that are relevant to their research interests to a value of 30 points, provided that permission is obtained from both departments.
MLS
The PGDipCom and BCom(Hons) in Commercial Law are also pathways to the Master of Legal Studies (MLS).
The MLS is a postgraduate legal qualification for non law graduates. Further information is available at www.law.auckland.ac.nz
PhD in Commercial Law

The MCom, BCom(Hons) in Commercial Law, the MTaxS and MLS are all pathways to a PhD in Commercial Law.

Both the honours degree and the masters degree should have prepared the applicant with subject matter expertise and research skills, including at least one significant research endeavour as part of the degree. For this reason, Masters of Business Administration (MBAs) and other general, applied degrees are often not seen as adequate preparation for PhD study, and transitional preparation of up to one year may be required. Prior degree study should have been completed with distinction (generally at A- level or above) and have prepared the applicant in the discipline in which the research is proposed. In terms of supervision, the disciplinary base of the department is broad and applicants are encouraged to check the research profiles of potential supervisors on the department website. Many staff members have identified preferred areas of PhD and masters supervision to assist students’ identification of research topics.

Enter your expression of interest online at www.postgrad.auckland.ac.nz/doctoral/interest