Law School

Combined Master of International Relations and Master of International Law

 

Further information

Combined Master of International Relations and Master of International Law Brochure
Enquiries

For enquiries relating to the Master of International Relations contact:

Faculty of Arts
Tel: +61 6488 2091
ask.wa.edu.au

For enquiries relating to the Master of International Law contact:

Faculty of Law
Tel: +61 6488 2945
ask.wa.edu.au


 

The University of Western Australia, through the cross-disciplinary expertise of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts, is providing a one of a kind opportunity for graduates to attain two sought after qualifications through the combined Master of International Relations and Master of International Law (Course 21540)

Suited to both those engaged in full time employment, or recent graduates, students acquire both qualifications in a shorted time frame than if they were undertaking the two courses individually.

Why combine the two?

Through the granting of advanced standing, students who complete both the Master of International Relations and the Master of International Law, will do so after two years of full time study instead of the 2.5 years it would take otherwise.

Course structure

There are two options that can be taken to complete the two degrees.

Option one - Master of International Relations (Coursework only) (MIR) and Master of International Law (MIL)

Why take this option?   

You wish to complete equal amount of study in political science and law

Structure:   

96 credit points total, consisting of 48 points of MIR + 48 points of MIL (8 units of each)   

Duration:

2 years full time

You are: Recommended order of study:
Application
Year 1    units:   
Year 2    units:   
A domestic student
MIR or MIL
Apply for the Master of International Law and Master of International Relations (course code 21540). Your offer of admission will advise you of any conditions relating to your offer, and if you are required to complete the International Relations units in your first year.
8 X Int. Rel. or 8x Int. Law
8 X Int. Rel. or 8x Int. Law
An international student
MIR first, (if your IELTS is above 6.5 but less than 7.5)
Apply for the Master of International Law and Master of International Relations (course code 21540). Your offer of admission will advise you of any conditions relating to your offer, and if you are required to complete the International Relations units in your first year.
8 X Int. Rel. 8x Int. Law

 

Option two - Master of International Relations (Coursework only) (MIR) and Master of International Law (MIL)

Why take this option?   

You wish to complete more political science units than law units

Structure:   

96 credit points, consisting of 60 points of MIR (10 units) + 36 points of MIL (6 units)

Duration:
2 years full time

You are: Recommended order of study:
Application
Year 1    units:   
Year 2    units:   
A domestic student
MIR First

Apply for the Master of International Law and Master of International Relations (course code 21540). Your offer of admission will advise you of any conditions relating to your offer, and if you are required to complete the International Relations units in your first year.

In the second year you will be studying part time for MIR (2 units) and part time for MIL (6 units).  Once you have completed the MIL you can apply for advanced standing for 12 points of MIR to be credited to MIL and 12 points of MIL to be credited to MIR.

8 X Int. Rel.

2x Int. Rel. (Sem 2 only)

6x Int. Law

An international student
MIR first, (if your IELTS is above 6.5 but less than 7.5)
Apply for the Master of International Law and Master of International Relations (course code 21540). Your offer of admission will advise you of any conditions relating to your offer, and if you are required to complete the International Relations units in your first year.

In the second year you will be studying part time for MIR (2 units) and part time for MIL (6 units).  Once you have completed the MIL you can apply for advanced standing for 12 points of MIR to be credited to MIL and 12 points of MIL to be credited to MIR.
8 X Int. Rel.

2x Int. Rel. (Sem 2 only)

6x Int. Law

 

For more information on each course please refer to the individual course pages:

Master of International Relations

Master of International Law

Already have a Master of International Relations?

Students who already have a Master of International Relations can receive credit for two option units (12 points) in the Master of International Law. 

Already have a Master of International Law?

Students who already have a Master of International Law can receive credit for up to 4 option units (24 points) in the Master of International Relations. 

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must meet the admission requirements for each course.

To be eligible for admission to the Master of International Law, 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 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 International Relations of this University.
  • minimum English language competence of IELTS of 7.5 or equivalent. Students with an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent must complete the Master of International Relations as their first course.

To be eligible for admission to the Master of International Relations, you must meet the following requirements:

  • a relevant UWA bachelor's degree with an average mark of at least 65% in the Level 3 units of the major, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or
  • the UWA Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in International Relations with an average mark of at least 65% or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty.
  • minimum English language competence of IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent. Students with an IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent must complete the Master of International Relations as their first course.

Applications

Applications for Semester 2, 2016 will open April 25, 2016 (international students may apply at any time).  To apply please visit the Future Students website (for domestic students) or My Application (for international students). 

International students

Under current Australian visa regulations this combination of degrees meets the academic requirements for post-study work visa.

To read more and to apply please visit the My Application website.

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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