The Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) is a 72-unit program, comprising coursework and optional research, which is offered by The Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law.
Applicants must normally hold an approved four-year Bachelor degree in Law, or a discipline related to the field of study, or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Alternatively, applicants may hold an approved three year Bachelor degree, in a discipline related to the field of study, or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution, and have not less than three years of full-time (or relevant part-time) relevant work experience.
The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course aims to meet the educational needs of graduates with an interest in law and International Relations.
In particular it seeks to:
- 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 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 a deep understanding of 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.
At the completion of the course, students will be able to:
- recognise situations arising in a global and regional context where International Law can play a role in resolving problems, particularly at the policy level
- demonstrate a sound understanding of the major fields of International Law and International Relations in global and regional contexts
- articulate the ways in which relevant rules of International Law interact with and influence the contact of International Relations in the twenty-first century
- use the knowledge and understanding acquired to plan transactions and activities and resolve problems to further relevant domestic and international objectives that arise within a global context.
Successful applicants will be granted 36 units of credit in recognition of their prior-obtained qualifications. In addition, and at the discretion of the Course Convener, up to 12 units of block credit may be given for studies completed at postgraduate level in International Law, International Relations or International Studies from Flinders University, or another recognised tertiary institution.
To qualify for The Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations), students must complete 36 units of coursework.
Students undertake 13.5 units of core topics and 22.5 units of elective topics.
13.5 units comprising:
INTR9069 Approaches to International Relations (4.5 units)
LLIR9501 Principles of Public International Law (4.5 units)
LLIR9500 The Relationship between International Law and International Relations (4.5 units)
Select 22.5 units from:
LLIR9502 Issues in Human Security (4.5 units)
LLIR9508 Issues in Energy and Environmental Security (4.5 units)
LLIR9507 Law and International Relations in the Asia/Pacific (4.5 units)
LLIR9503 Causes and Conduct of Conflict (4.5 units)
LLIR9505 Post-Conflict Mechanisms in International Law and International Relations (4.5 units)
LLIR9504 Cultural Politics in International Law and International Relations (4.5 units)
LLIR9510 Current Issues in International Law and International Relations (4.5 units)
LLIR9509 Research Paper International Law/International Relations (9 units)