Master of Public and International Law
- CRICOS code: 075001A
What will I study?
Students must complete 100 credit points 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 87.5 credit points 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 87.5 credit points from the prescribed lists and may choose the remaining 12.5 credit points from the subjects available in the Master of Laws (excluding Fundamentals of the Common Law and the Minor Thesis). 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 over five days, with some subjects taught for two hours each week during the semester.
Subjects delivered online will have a combination of pre-recorded lecture content, live sessions and discussion boards among other resources. On-campus subjects involve interactive, seminar-style classes in the Law Building in Melbourne.
Class sizes are typically limited to 30 students regardless of delivery mode.
Full-time students enrol in 50 credit points per semester (or half-year period) and have an expected course duration of one year. Part-time* students enrol in 25 credit points per semester (or half-year period) and have an expected course duration of two years. Semesters without enrolments require a student to apply for a leave of absence.
*Part-time enrolment is for domestic students only. Part-time students may reduce their study load to 12.5 credit points per half-year period and thus have a maximum course duration of four years.
For detailed course and subject information, see the Handbook: Master of Public and International Law.
Professor Sundhya Pahuja
It is no longer possible to understand either domestic or international public law in isolation from each other. This program draws on the Law School’s extraordinary strengths in both areas to provide a deep and integrated understanding of this critical branch of law.Director of Studies, Public and International Law - Sundhya Pahuja
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