Law - International Law - General
Internationally recognised Postgraduate Diploma allowing specialisation in International Law (General), International Commercial or International Human Rights Law.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Law is available on both a full and part-time basis over a 1 or 2 year period. Lectures are held in the evening time to allow those who are working or have other day time commitments during the day to pursue the programme.
Please note: The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Law is a cognitive masters. In order to be eligible for the course you will need to possess the following:
2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree) or foreign equivalent
Relative work experience may also be taken into consideration.
Why Study International Law at Griffith?
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Law offers students advanced, specialised legal training, qualifying you to work in a multinational legal environment. Students can specialise in International Law (General), International Commercial Law or International Human Rights Law, depending on their elective choices.
Graduates of this programme will receive an internationally recognised Postgraduate Diploma in law.
Students will gain a firm understanding of the key principles of international law, for example, Public International Law, International Human Rights Law and International Commercial Law.
Students will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of areas outside law including academia, journalism, media, finance, public administration, industry and commerce.
A strong international focus gives students a key advantage when building a career in today's globalised legal landscape.
All of our lecturers are experienced academics who are specialists in their field.
Unique international law focus
Experienced lecturers - experts in their field
Small class sizes - more individual attention to help you reach your personal potential
Evening time lectures - it is possible to obtain an LL.M. with work or other day time commitments
The Postgraduate Diploma is one year in duration or can be split over two years. The student will complete six subjects. In the first semester, the student will complete three mandatory subjects and in the second semester, they will choose three electives. (Electives run subject to demand and at the discretion of the faculty.)
Depending on the choice of electives they will emerge with a classification of Postgraduate Diploma in International Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Human Rights Law, or Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Commercial Law.
2.2 degree in Law or a related discipline (that has a 50% legal component to the degree)or foreign equivalent or relevant work experience.
Semester One - Core Subjects
Public International Law
Advanced Legal Research and Writing
International Commercial Law
International and European Human Rights Law
Semester Two - Electives
International Commercial Arbitration
International Tax Law
International Financial Services Law
EU Internal Market and Competition Law
International Intellectual Property Law
International Humanitarian Law
Social and Economic Rights
International Asylum and Immigration Law
International Criminal Law
Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights
International Privacy and Data Protection Law
Transitional Justice and Human Rights
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time.
A copy of the provisional timetable is available on the college website. Please be aware that this timetable may be subject to change.
This course will next commence September 2020.
Post Course Info
Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in International Law, International Commercial Law or International Human Rights Law can progress onto the LL.M. programme through the completion of a 20,000 word dissertation in a relevant area.
Students who wish to specialise in an area of law within a legal firm or practice at the Bar often choose the postgraduate diploma to give themselves sufficient knowledge in that area. Increasingly, companies are dealing with the international markets and for this reason, the Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Law is very popular amongst lawyers in this area.