12 months
52500 AUD/year
38000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The International Law program at the University of Sydney prepares you for professional work and academic research in the fields of public international law and international policy by equipping you with skills and knowledge to negotiate the legal and policy issues affecting relations between states; between states and international organisations; and between states and individuals. 


The International Law program at the University of Sydney offers you the opportunity to complete an optional International Law Research Project, worth the equivalent of two units of study. An acknowledged leader in international law, Sydney Law School offers a unique program allowing combination of core areas with a variety of specialisations.

Career Pathways

The Master of International Law (MIL) is designed for lawyers or non-lawyers who wish to upgrade their qualification(s) for the purposes of career advancement or professional and academic interest.

Future study options 

Sydney Law School is a major international centre for legal research. The faculty has internationally renowned academic staff members whose expertise range across a wide variety of fields. Sydney Law School offers three higher degrees by research: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Laws by research (LLM) and Master of Criminology by research (MCrim).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anti-Terrorism Law 
  • Challenges of Democratic Politics 
  • Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems 
  • Chinese Politics 
  • Climate Justice and Disaster Law  
  • Democracy, Development and Rights in SE Asia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Sydney and/or in Australia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 029884J 
  • Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
  • a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; 
  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of two years of relevant professional experience.
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    52500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52500 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    38000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38000 AUD per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

International Law
University of Sydney


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!