Master of Public and International Law

  • CRICOS Code: 075001A


Course Structure

Students must complete eight subjects in total.

Students who do not have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must complete Fundamentals of the Common Law, as well as seven subjects from the prescribed lists. They are also recommended to undertake the subject International Law.

Students with a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must complete at least seven subjects from the prescribed lists and may choose an eighth subject from those available in the Melbourne Law Masters (excluding Fundamentals of the Common Law). They are also recommended to undertake the subject International Law if they have not previously studied international law.

Subject Timing and Format

The Melbourne Law Masters program has been designed around the busy schedules of working professionals. Subjects are offered from February to December each year.

Most subjects are taught intensively, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the subject content. Intensive subjects are typically taught over five days, either from Monday–Friday or Wednesday–Tuesday, excluding the weekend. This intensive format enables students from interstate or overseas to fly to Melbourne to attend class. Semester-length subjects are generally taught for two hours in the evening each week during the semester.

Subjects are taught in an interactive seminar style and class sizes normally range from 20 to 30 students.


As a student, you will need to enrol in at least one subject per semester and will have a maximum of four years to complete the course, including any leave of absence.

academic Profile

Laureate Prof. Emeritus Cheryl Saunders AO

Sample course plan

View some sample course plans to help you select subjects that will meet the requirements for this degree.

Showing sample course plan:
0 options available

Explore this course

Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this degree.

Showing subjects for:
0 options available