Master of International Law and International Relations
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 in the Faculty of 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.
The Master of International Law & International Relations provides an interdisciplinary study program for students with backgrounds in law, the social sciences or humanities who are interested in a career in international law and international relations. It provides students with a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the international legal system, the workings of international politics and their effect on each other. Not all courses are necessarily available in any one year.
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.
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 the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.
Career opportunities are diverse but may include positions in government ministry in areas such as foreign affairs, trade, defense, human rights or the environment. Other opportunities may include positions in non-government organizations or international organizations such as the United Nations.
International Student Requirements:
A recognized Bachelor degree in law, the social sciences or humanities with good standing.