Laws (International Law and International Relations)

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time | Part-time
Location: Online


Course name: Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
SATAC code: 2CM204
CRICOS code: This online course is available to international students to study externally (online) from outside Australia. It is not available to international students who wish to undertake all of their studies onshore in Australia.


The Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) comprises a fully online asynchronous coursework and research program, which is offered by the Flinders Law School in conjunction with the School of History and International Relations. Up to 18 units (equivalent to one semester of full-time study) of credit may be granted for relevant work experience of at least two years duration in Law or a related field.

The course aims to meet the educational needs of graduates with an interest in law and International Relations.

In particular it seeks to:

  • critically examine, in an increasingly globalised 21st century world, the significance of International Law as a means of regulating matters affecting relations among nation states and, increasingly, within nation states
  • explore and analyse the significant connections between International Law, and the structure and operation of major institutions in society, with an emphasis on issues arising in a global context
  • provide advanced knowledge of and the skills to apply the legal rules that operate within selected specific fields that fall within the broad conception of International Law, especially as it concerns security, business, transnational threats, human rights, and protection of the global environment
  • provide knowledge of research principles and methods and the skills and knowledge to be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project in the field of International Law and its relationship to international relations.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule.

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved Bachelor degree in Law or in another discipline related to the field of study, or equivalent qualification.

The University may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, consider others who can show that they demonstrate the experience, knowledge and aptitude required to undertake the course.



Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations)

Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $14,188

2016: $26,100
2017: $27,400

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?