Master of International and Security Law New
Get a global perspective
International and security law governs the pulse of global peace, conflict, and diplomacy. It covers everything from cyber threats to humanitarian crises, arms control, and territorial disputes. Experts in this field negotiate, safeguard, and interpret the norms upholding our interconnected world—preventing threats to peace across the planet.
What will you do?
Completed over two years, our Master of International and Security Law deep-dives into the intricacies of the modern legal landscape. You will:
- analyse laws across cultures, societies, and disciplines
- engage with global experts
- develop advanced skills in legal argument, research, and writing
- explore space law, nuclear law, cyber conflict law, law of air and naval warfare, counter-terrorism and national security law
- investigate the impact of artificial intelligence on law with a focus on security
- choose from a range of elective courses aligned to your interests.
Where could it take you?
You’ll graduate with the specialised skills and knowledge needed for policy development, compliance, and legal practice in this field. You could work within the United Nations or International Criminal Court, addressing security challenges and shaping international legal standards. You might strategise with global enterprises on critical dispute resolutions. Perhaps you’ll carve a niche in government, driving foreign policy directives or bolstering international alliances.
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A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent with at least a credit average; or a completed Graduate Diploma in Law or Graduate Certificate in Law.
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Australian Full-fee place: $38,000
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Graduates are well equipped to pursue advanced and rewarding career options in law, policy, government, business, and many other professional fields.
Note: this degree does not provide admission to practise law. Those seeking admission to practise should refer to the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and the Bachelor of Laws programs in Degree Finder.
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Graduates of this program have gone on to careers in:
ADR Practitioner; Judicial Associate; Lawyer / Solicitor / Barrister; Arbitrator; Member of Parliament; Ministerial Adviser; NGO Policy Officer; Non Government Organisation Worker; Parliamentary Adviser; Parliamentary Member ...
The Master of International and Security Law (AQF Level 9 qualification) provides students with an advanced understanding of principles of law relating to international and national security. The program suits both domestic and international students, whether proceeding directly from undergraduate study or coming to the program form a professional background. This program includes a range of elective courses suited to those with a particular interest in international and security law. In addition, the program will appeal to those wishing to further develop their scholarly skills in legal research and writing.
Academic Program Rules
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To qualify for the degree of Master of International and Security Law, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:
- Core courses to the value of 6 units
- Research courses to a maximum of 12 units
- Elective courses to a maximum of 36 units
Example Study Plan
12 units PhD Research pathway
All of the following courses must be completed:
**Entry into LAW 7194 is by application only, and requires successful completion of courses relevant to the proposed project and confirmation of supervisor and topic.
LAW 7187 Advanced Legal Research and Writing (3 units)
Not all courses will be offered in any one calendar year.
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Last updated: Monday, 22 Jan 2024