International Law & International Relations

Overview

Understanding international law and politics

The Master of International Law and International Relations is an interdisciplinary program jointly offered by UNSW Law and UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.

This postgraduate program will provide you with an understanding of the international legal system and workings of international politics. It can be studied as a Masters.

International law plays a key role in all aspects of world politics and cannot be fully understood without an appreciation of the political context in which it operates.

Our International Law and International Relations courses offer a study program suitable for students with a background in law, the social sciences or humanities.

The Masters program will provide you with a strong theoretical and practical understanding of the international legal system, the workings of international politics and their effect on each other.

Structure

Compulsory courses

Students of the Master of International Law and International Relations are required to complete two compulsory courses in the first year of study.

Electives

In addition to the compulsory courses, students must choose half of their elective courses from the Faculty of Law and half from the International Relations and Politics courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Please note: this program does not lead to a professional qualification for legal practice.

Entry requirements

Eligible applicants for the Master of International Law and International Relations must have an appropriate undergraduate degree from UNSW or from another university or tertiary institution.


Entry score calculator

Not sure if your past academic achievements are equivalent to a UNSW credit average?

Use the UNSW postgraduate coursework Entry Score calculator to convert and scale other types of grading schemes into a percentage relatable to UNSW entry requirements.

The results will help you determine whether your undergraduate grades make you competitive for entry to postgraduate coursework programs at UNSW.

UNSW handbook

Degree program structure and academic rules information:


If you are a current student, please refer to the Online Handbook in the year you commenced your degree.

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