• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Taught by a team of international experts, you will develop a sound understanding of the theory and practice of international law and how international institutions work. 

The  Master of International Law at The University of Western Australia is available to law and non-law graduates and is suited to current law practitioners and those pursuing a career relevant to international law in government, non-government, not for profit and private institutions. 

Study begins with core units in the foundations of international law, theory, method and contemporary issues, as well as international foundations of public international law. You can then specialise by electing units from areas such as criminal, human rights, environmental, oil and gas, and World Trade Organization law, as well as electing a research option which will provide a pathway to further studies.


This course opens career opportunities relevant to international law in government, non-government, not for profit and private institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Public International Law
  • Theory, Method and Contemporary Issues of International Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Humanitarian Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    The majority of units are offered intensively throughout the year during the vacation periods and study breaks.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; 


  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent; and
CRICOS: 083868E

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37296 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37300 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    32196 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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