Our internationally-acclaimed law school was included in the LLM Guide's top 10 energy law programs worldwide (2017). The LLM program earns this recognition for strengths in examining the relationship between society and our environment, defining the interests we claim in the world around us, and in shaping the consequences of using those resources. The faculty has an endowed chair in natural resources law and a robust law library. Department resources are complemented by the internationally-renowned Canadian Institute of Resources Law, which hosts symposia and publishes research on natural resources and energy law. The thesis-based program for students passionate about research and writing in a focused area of law, and who may be interested in an academic or research career.
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
12 months of study
First 12 months of study
For first year of studies
General fees and program fees
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Program fees cover standard academic costs. For the 600-level courses (two required), Canadian and permanent resident students pay a law program differential fee of $487.65 per course; international students pay a law program differential fee of $525.66 per course. Textbooks and other course material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Continuing fees apply after the first full year of studies.
Faculty of Law Graduate Scholarships are generally only given to full-time students in the thesis-based LLM program. Fellowships are generally available to recent graduates. The Faculty of Graduate Studies also has a number of scholarships for which students can apply, and an open scholarship competition each spring for which the Faculty of Law puts forward recommendations. For more information, see the Faculty of Graduate Studies' Awards page and their Graduate Awards database.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
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