Master in International Law

The University of Queensland

Program Description
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AACSB Accredited

Master in International Law

The University of Queensland

Why study the Master of International Law

This program is designed for both lawyers and non-lawyers wishing to focus their studies on international law. In an increasingly internationalised world, international law shapes almost all forms of international interaction, from business, to trade, to diplomacy, and in war.

People already working or hoping to work in a variety of internationally focused fields, such as business, policy, government, and the NGO sector would benefit from a clear understanding of the structure of the international laws that shape the international system, and how to work within those laws.

The Master of International Law has four compulsory courses: one introducing public international law, and a series of three courses that focus on international law in action, and the nexus between international law and domestic law. Students then choose from a range of elective courses to suit personal growth and interest.

The program is open to students with an undergraduate degree in law, arts, business, commerce or economics who have completed a minimum of four internationally-focussed courses.

Entry requirements


To enrol in the program, a person must hold an approved degree in the same discipline, 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 below.

In order to gain entry to an academic program at UQ, you will have to demonstrate you have the appropriate level of English language skills.

To meet the UQ's English language proficiency requirements, you must demonstrate one of the following:

  • a score equivalent to four semesters of Sound Achievement in Queensland Studies Authority English, English for ESL Learners or Australian or international equivalent. Less than four semesters may be considered for some programs.
  • at least 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-band of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent test. Some programs have higher English proficiency requirements; see individual program requirements.

Other equivalent tests such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic are also accepted, and other qualifications and experience may also be considered.

Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE).

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.

Program structure


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 (#).

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.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with the General Award 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:

Masters of International Relations/International Law

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  • English

Last updated November 18, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
18 months
Full time
36,336 AUD
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Saint Lucia, Queensland
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Duration 18 months
Price 36,336 AUD
Indicative annual fee 2017.