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Master of International Law

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years part-time

  • Start date:

    6 intakes a year, enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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About this course

Navigate our increasingly globalised world with confidence and skill, with the accelerated online Master of International Law from Griffith University.

A holistic program that covers a range of areas of international law, this degree is designed for people seeking an edge to their professional skillset, or wanting a job on the global stage. With the skills and knowledge built in this course, you'll stand out in legal, commercial, government, and not-for-profit sectors.

You'll study aspects of international law including international organisation operations, dispute resolution and negotiations, commercial litigation and arbitration, human rights and social justice, criminal law, property issues, environmental matters and financial transactions and taxation. You'll graduate with a comprehensive understanding of the complex regulatory environment international transactions inhabit, and have the ability to navigate the international economy with confidence.

Delivered 100% online, this flexible degree takes advantage of interactive digital tools to ensure you're connected to your fellow students and engaged with your learning. You'll graduate with a solid foundation of international law knowledge, and the budding professional network to face the challenges and opportunities of international work head-on.


To be eligible to study this degree, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor degree from a recognised university or tertiary education institution with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

An alternative entry pathway exists for applicants without a bachelor degree. Complete the Graduate Certificate in International Law Practice from Griffith University with a minimum GPA of 4.0 and then continue to the Master of International Law.

Depending on the nature of your previous experience, you may be eligible to receive credit towards your degree on the basis of previous study in a related area.

Areas of study

In this law degree, the courses you will study include:

  • The Law of International Organisations
  • International Negotiations
  • International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Dispute Resolution Between Foreign Investors and Host States
  • Global Dimensions of Intellectual Property Law
  • Transitional Justice
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Trade Law
  • International Family Law and Litigation
  • International Financial Transactions and Taxation
Griffith University Considered a pioneer in tertiary education since starting in 1975, Griffith University has since become one of Australia’s leading online education providers, and have ranked in the top 3% of universities from around the world.

Since entering the realm of online education over 20 years ago, the globally recognised institution has reinvented the way thousands of students learn with their accelerated online courses. Griffith University offers innovative teaching methods to get you qualified sooner in finance, law, business, marketing and more.
Griffith University offers each accelerated online student a dedicated advisor who will support you throughout your entire educational journey. Your advisor will be available for guidance or to respond to any queries via email, Skype or telephone. As a Griffith University accelerated online student, you'll also be able to access services including career development, counselling and disability support.

Meet loads of like-minded students via Griffith's interactive digital learning community, and receive technical assistance whenever you need it with 24/7 support.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of International Law from Griffith University.

You'll graduate from this qualification with a comprehensive understanding of the impacts and application of international law, and have the opportunity to pursue employment across the commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors. After completing this course, you may choose to seek employment with an international organisation such at the United Nations, with international tribunals or courts, as a foreign investment analyst, or in a variety of roles in policy and programming for non-government organisations.

Please note this degree does not qualify you to practice law in Australia.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through FEE-HELP.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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