Master of International Law & International Relations - Law - UNSW Australia

Master of International Law & International Relations

Program code: 
Units of credit: 
48 uoc
No. of courses: 
8 courses (2 compulsory)
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Semester start: 
Semester 1 & Semester 2
Additional entry requirements: 
Undergraduate degree in law, the social sciences or humanities - minimum credit average OR undergraduate degree in law, the social sciences or humanities with minimum two years' relevant professional experience.
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Program overview

There is virtually no area of world politics in which international law does not play a role, and international law cannot be fully understood without an appreciation of the political context in which it operates.

The Master of International Law and International Relations is offered in partnership with UNSW Law and the School of Social Sciences and International Studies (UNSW Arts and Social Sciences). This program provides those with an interest in careers in international law and international relations a keen understanding of the problems, conduct, overlap and conflicts between international law and politics, and the areas of interaction.

Through depth of study and research opportunities, students will gain both a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the international legal system, the workings of international politics and their effect on each other.

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Program structure

Students are required to complete two compulsory courses (12uoc) in their first year of study, then choose half of their elective courses from the Law courses offered and half from the International Relations and Politics courses offered by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences. Core courses: Principles of International law (6uoc) and The Politics of International law (6uoc).

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Note: Students who have completed 36 UOC but become unable to complete their Masters program may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Diploma in International Law & International Relations.

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  • Gain an interdisciplinary, specialised education.
  • Undertake a research thesis with either UNSW Law or UNSW Arts and Social Sciences.
  • Choose an internship from either UNSW Law or UNSW Arts and Social Sciences.