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Master of  International Law

Program code: 5658
CRICOS code: 092451M

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

Available to both law and non-law graduates, study how international law shapes almost all forms of global interaction, from business and trade to diplomacy and acts of war.

  • Suited to anyone who works in an international field (with or without a legal background), this program provides a clear understanding of the international laws that shape global systems, and how to work within those laws.
  • Choose from a broad range of electives covering topics including business, diplomacy, international policy, advocacy, negotiation and war. Students with research aspirations may also undertake a supervised dissertation.
  • Attain a postgraduate qualification from one of Australia's leading law schools. Taught by research centre academics, legal practitioners, judges and international scholars, learn from a diversity of views and high-level professional knowledge.
  • Study the Master of International Law concurrently with the Master of International Relations through the combined Master of International Relations / Master of International Law, for the opportunity to gain two highly sought-after degrees.

The Master of International Law provides specialist knowledge relevant to many internationally-focused careers, so you can pursue your dreams.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    The TC Beirne School of Law is an international leader in teaching and research. The school was also 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 have the opportunity to test your knowledge with your peers and professors in an active learning environment.

  • Research

    Research options

    We encourage students to participate in research during the program, through an optional supervised research project and engagement with PhD and MPhil students.

  • Careers

    Map out your career

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's 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.

Career outcomes

The Master of International Law provides an internationally recognised qualification relevant to a wide range of careers. Opportunities open up in:

  • government policy and research
  • foreign trade and diplomatic service careers
  • the UN, World Bank and other major international NGOs
  • international policy and research institutes.

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

No matter what your career aspirations are, our award-winning 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

    Academic staff in the Master of International Law include research centre academics, legal practitioners, judges, and international scholars. Together, our staff bring a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and views to the program, enriching discussions with current thinking, a high level of professional knowledge, and high expectations.

  • Beyond the classroom

    International experience – UQ Abroad

    We strongly encourage our students to spend time abroad with one of our international partner universities to diversify their knowledge and experience. Partner universities include the University of Wisconsin, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

    Find out more

Summary

  • Program code
    5658
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    092451M

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must hold a Bachelor degree in law; or Bachelor of arts (or equivalent) with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography; with a GPA of 5.

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 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 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 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.

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Master of International Law:

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 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 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 Law is 5658. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

Same discipline is defined as a degree in law; or a degree in arts, business, commerce or economics with a sequence of study in peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, sociology, cultural studies, media studies, communication, economics/political economy, anthropology or ethnography.

To satisfy the requirement for same discipline a minimum amount of content in that discipline is required - this would be at least four courses covering international topics.

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 Law is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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

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