Take Your Career Forward with a Master of International Law

The world we live in today is an increasingly complicated, interconnected place. Rapid changes are underway - driven by the rise of China, a very unconventional administration in the White House and the rapid advances of disruptive digital technologies such as AI and automation.

As a result, the operating environment for governments, businesses and organisations in both Australia and overseas is more dynamic and defined by greater uncertainty than at any time in recent memory. For these reasons, possessing a strong grasp of international law has become essential to continued success. Griffith University’s Master of International Law will give you that broad understanding of the legal structures underpinning our international system, equipping you for career opportunities in the legal, commercial, government and non-for-profit sectors.

Why study International Law?

Thanks to digital technology and powerful demographic forces which have made the world feel like a smaller place, legal problems facing governments, businesses and other organisations now often cross geographical boundaries. This requires a response that takes into account not only the laws of the country and jurisdiction where the affected business or organisation is based, but also the laws of other jurisdictions involved, as well as relevant international laws and treaties.

By studying the Master of International Law at Griffith University, you will be equipped with a foundational knowledge of the key concepts that underpin international law. This knowledge will make you an asset to countless organisations, especially those with operations across multiple borders who require this legal expertise to successfully navigate the complexities of the current client. Whilst studying international law can be a demanding experience, for people with an interest in the world and how it works, few degrees offer as much versatility.

What will I learn through this degree?

Designed for our changing world and the increased need for international law expertise amongst business and government in mind, the 2-year online Master of International Law degree will cover practical subjects which amount to 120 credit points in total. Being an online law degree, you also have the benefit of studying at your own pace whilst continuing to work on a full-time or part-time basis in the meantime. If for whatever reason you decide not to continue until graduation, you can always exit with a Graduate Certificate in International Law having gained 40 credit points (comprised of the first four subjects) or a Graduate Diploma in International Law having gained 80 credit points (any eight subjects). Subjects specifically covered in the Masters degree are:

  • - The Law of International Organisations (10 credit points)
  • - International Negotiations (10 credit points)
  • - International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration (10 credit points)
  • - Dispute Resolution Between Foreign Investors and Host States (10 credit points)
  • - Global Dimensions of Intellectual Property Law (10 credit points)
  • - Transitional Justice (10 credit points)
  • - International Environmental Law (10 credit points)
  • - International Human Rights (10 credit points)
  • - International Criminal Law (10 credit points)
  • - International Trade Law (10 credit points)
  • - International Family Law and Litigation (10 credit points)
  • - International Financial Transactions and Taxation (10 credit points)

What can I do with my Masters of International Law?

Whether you would like to pursue a career in law or take your skills and expertise into the commercial world, possessing a masters in international law will open up countless career opportunities, giving you a competitive edge in securing what are often very lucrative positions. Some of the positions your degree will equip you for include:

  • - Aid program manager
  • - Information manager
  • - International policy adviser
  • - International risk analyst
  • - Liaison officer
  • - Policy adviser
  • - Program officer
  • - Research officer

Graduates of this program may wish to pursue careers in:

  • - International and national government organisations
  • - International and national non-government organisations
  • - Not for profit, community sector organisations (for example engaged in foreign aid work)
  • - International and national trade organisations and corporations

For more information on the two-year online Master of International Law degree, contact the Enrolment Advisors at Griffith University today!

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