Master of International Law

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 to 1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$25,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or higher


Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 2, 2022 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 4 July 2022

About this program

Join the international justice league.

Our increasingly globalised world necessitates a greater understanding of international law, international relations and international dispute resolution mechanisms. Today's greatest problems and crises-including the COVID-19 pandemic, terrorism, and climate change-require international coordination rather than diverse national responses.

In Griffith's Master of International Law, you'll be equipped with the skills to understand and apply international and globalised law principles in a range of contexts. Throughout your studies, you'll explore crucial topics such as international human rights and environmental issues, cross-border negotiations, transactions and disputes, and public international law developments.

As a student of this degree, you'll build on your existing knowledge and experience to gain a competitive edge in the legal, business, civil society, government, engineering and other professions where greater skills and knowledge in the field of international and global law are required. You'll also benefit from a stellar student support team. On-campus students will learn from a campus close to the iconic Gold Coast and its stunning beaches, and benefit socially and professionally from a thriving, collegiate learning community.

Taught by experienced experts, you'll gain a world-class education in a range of subjects including:

  • international human rights law
  • international negotiations
  • international organisations law
  • international environmental law
  • international family law and litigation
  • international commercial litigation
  • international criminal law
  • transitional justice

Under the guidance of an engaged supervisor, you may choose to explore a thesis option, enabling a deep dive into the international law topic of your passion. You'll also be able to undertake a variety of related non-law subjects, such as international relations theory, to diversify your skill set and knowledge base.

Industry and expert connections

Our expert staff have excellent contacts within international organisations such as the United Nations, international arbitral tribunals, the Hague Academy of International Law (including the Conference on Private International Law), major global law firms, the Australian government, international businesses and international civil society organisations.

Additionally, we're committed to proactively seeking and providing work-integrated learning opportunities for our students, including within international organisations, such as intergovernmental organisations and international courts, global law firms, international businesses, and civil society organisations.

Graduate outcomes

Graduates will gain a competitive advantage in a range of professional, legal and commercial employment markets through their high-level understanding of, and skills in, international, and comparative global law, principles and practice.

Global mobility

An array of inspiring overseas study opportunities, ranging from a few weeks to a year, may be available for students in this degree. Visit Go Global Griffith for more information.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3354 Graduate Certificate in International Law Nathan, South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
5729 Master of International Law (this program) Nathan, South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
4203 Graduate Diploma of International Law Gold Coast, South Bank Exit point only

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

This program comprises 12 courses to be completed over one and a half years with courses being taught at Gold Coast and online.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.


Tailor your timetable - Even if you study full-time on-campus, you may still be able to customise your degree to suit your needs. From a range of tutorial times to online access to lectures and other course material, we're here to help you fit study in with your work and life commitments.

Work-integrated learning

The University supports its students to undertake work experience that complements their degree. Work experience is normally arranged by you with an employer you select but with approval from your Program Director.

My career opportunities

As a graduate of this degree, you'll be well placed to thrive in the increasingly complex and dynamic field of international law. Global relations and diplomacy are experiencing fragility unseen for decades as geopolitical tensions rise in the face of a worldwide pandemic, ideological stalemates over climate change and other major challenges. As such, the need for highly skilled legal professionals across the government, private and not-for-profit sectors-particularly those well versed in the intricacies of international law-will remain high and grow.

Key employment sectors

Potential job outcomes

  • Arbitrator
  • Intelligence and policy analyst
  • Government policy and legal adviser
  • Diplomacy
  • Civil society strategist
  • International organization employee
  • International business negotiator
  • Global law-firm employee
Source: Australian Government JobOutlook

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of International Law (5729)

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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

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