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Master of International Commercial Law

Program code: 5604
CRICOS code: 084726M

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

The Master of International Commercial Law is a program for both legal and non-legal professionals who have worked in international commerce and global trade, and want to develop their knowledge of commercial law and legal systems and practices.

  • The Master of International Commercial Law is a one-year program designed for graduates with a degree in any discipline and who have completed relevant work experience. For more information, see Program Details.
  • Study three courses that will introduce you to key aspects the Australian legal system, including public law, private law and the fundamentals of common law. You can choose alternative courses if you already have a law degree.
  • Choose your remaining courses from a wide range of electives relevant to domestic and international commerce and trade, including insolvency, electronic commerce and sale of goods.
  • Graduate with a respected qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

The Master of International Commercial Law will develop your understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks relevant to high-powered international careers.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    The TC Beirne School of Law is an international leader in teaching and research. The school was ranked 48th in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject – the only Queensland law school to be ranked in the top 50.

  • In the classroom

    Personalised teaching experience

    Our courses are taught in small group settings and informal learning spaces in the Forgan Smith building, refurbished specifically for law students. You'll have the opportunity to test your knowledge with your peers and professors in an active learning environment.

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers with a range of professional opportunities. These include internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Research

    Research options

    During the program, we encourage students to undertake research and develop their research skills by completing an optional supervised research project and engaging with PhD and MPhil students.

Career outcomes

The Master of International Commercial Law provides an internationally recognised qualification relevant to a wide range of careers.

Opportunities for graduates include:

  • diplomatic service and foreign affairs,
  • international law firms,
  • international policy and research institutes, and
  • international finance and banking.

For graduates with research aspirations, the Master of International Commercial Law also includes opportunities to undertake a supervised research project and write a dissertation, laying the groundwork to enrol in an MPhil or PhD.

No matter what your career aspirations are, our Student Employability Team – judged by the Australian Financial Review as the best in Australia – will help you map out a plan to get there.

  • Teaching staff

    Our academics are world-class

    Teaching staff include academics, legal practitioners, judges and international scholars, who all bring a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and views to the program. Classroom discussions are enriched with current thinking and a high level of professional knowledge.

  • Campus Life

    State-of-the-art facilities

    Students have access to Queensland’s largest law library, the Walter Harrison Law Library and the newly re-imagined home of the TC Beirne School of Law, the Forgan Smith building.

Summary

  • Program code
    5604
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    084726M

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Entry requirements for the Master of International Commercial Law are listed here.

Areas of study or work experience deemed to be "same discipline" are listed here.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of International Commercial Law are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of International Commercial Law are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of International Commercial Law. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $38,160
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of International Commercial Law for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Master of International Commercial Law can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of International Commercial Law is 5604. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application.

  • - Official certified transcripts for previous studies.
  • - Evidence of work experience in the form of a CV. Please ensure that your CV includes your full work history, and outlines the major activities you undertake on a daily basis. Work experience must be in the 'same discipline' as defined above.

Classes may be held at the St Lucia campus as well as Brisbane city venues. Not all courses listed are offered each year; applicants should contact the School of Law for up-to-date information in relation to course offerings.

International students are strongly encouraged to register in Orientation Week to attend an optional English for Academic Communication (EAC) program. The program is conducted jointly by staff of the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) and the Law School. International students are given a brief overview of the Australian legal framework and the common law system. The program also provides an opportunity for new students to meet each other socially.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of International Commercial Law is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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