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Postgraduate International Commercial Law


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Legal CPD and Professional Development

Postgraduate International Commercial Law units are aligned with the Faculty of Law's CPD short courses. For CPD or Professional Development registration visit the Executive Education webpage.

In a globalised and internationalised world, organisations and individuals can no longer afford to view commerce from the confines of one jurisdiction and market. To equip you for success in business an globalised world, UWA offers a Graduate Diploma and Master in International Commercial Law.

The courses are suitable for those who wish to access opportunities where business and law meet and are applicable both to the current law practitioner and those in other fields. Learning from internationally respected experts with an extensive and wide range of experience, you will develop a sound understanding of the legal aspects of finance, sales, shipping and other commercial transactions.

Why study Postgraduate International Commercial Law?

  • Obtain a practical understanding of international commercial law, including sales, shipping and finance
  • In undertaking a Masters you can choose electives which enable you to focus on an area of international commercial law which matches your interests
  • Attain greater access to career opportunities in a tightly contested employment market
  • Engaging with practitioners and experts throughout your study will enhance your links with academia, government and business
  • Benefit from UWA’s networks with the legal profession and industry

Course Structure and Units of Study

The Master of International Commercial Law consists of units to the value of 48 points (one year full-time) and the Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Law is a 24 point course (6 months).

The International Commercial Law 2017 timetable and link to study plans.

Admission requirements - Graduate Diploma

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma, you must meet the following requirements:

  • bachelor’s degree in a cognate (related) area with a weighted average mark of at least 60%, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or
  • a level and duration of education as well as a minimum of two years of professional experience considered by the Faculty to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.

Admission requirements - Masters

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

  • a bachelor’s degree in a cognate (related) area with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent as recognised by  the Faculty; or
  • the Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Law of this University with a weighted average mark of at least 60%; or
  • the Juris Doctor of this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or
  • completion of a minimum of 48 credits points towards the Master of Business Administration by Coursework and Dissertation of this University.


Online applications for both the Graduate Diploma and the Masters are now open.

International students

The University of Western Australia also recommends International students visit for information about the study environment, support services.  International students can apply by contacting the International Centre at

Gain a world-class degree

  • UWA is in the top 1% of World Universities and the only Western Australian University part of the prestigious Group of Eight.
  • UWA is member of the Worldwide Universities Network of 16 member universities from across four continents and is also a member of the Matariki Network of Universities, a global group of high-quality universities across seven nations.
  • The Law School has over 80 years of academic excellence – graduates have built rewarding careers in the legal, government, education, business and the not-for-profit sectors.
  • UWA Law alumni have attained success at the highest levels and include a former Prime Minister, Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Defence, Chief Justices of the High Court and State Supreme Courts, Attorneys-General and Solicitors-General.
  • Awards and honours conferred on UWA Law alumni include Australian of the Year, Rhodes Scholarships and the Order of Australia.


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