Master of International and Security Law (MIntlSecurityLaw)

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The Master of International and Security Law provides students with an advanced understanding of principles of international law relating to national security. The program suits both domestic and international students, whether proceeding directly from undergraduate study or coming to the program from a professional background. This program includes a range of elective courses suited to those with a particular interest in international and security law. In addition, the program will appeal to those wishing to further develop their scholarly skills in legal research and writing. Most courses are taught intensively over one or more weeks. 

The Master of International and Security Law is an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years. 

Program Learning Outcome
1. Explain and apply advanced and integrated knowledge in the fields of international and security law and undertake independent advanced legal research in international and security law which engages with primary and secondary materials.
2. Apply advanced principles of international and security law to solve complex legal problems, and critique international and security law from theoretical and practical perspectives at an extended abstract level.
3. Structure, articulate and sustain concise and cohesive legal argument to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
4. Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy, judgement, adaptability, responsibility and reflection as a professional with high level international and security law skills and interact with others to do so effectively.
5. Incorporate social, cultural, policy, comparative and/or interdisciplinary approaches into analysis of the law, with creativity and adaptability to new situations.

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time. 

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Master of International and Security Law

There shall be a Master of International and Security Law.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of International and Security Law, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising: 

  1. Core courses to the value of 6 units 
  1. Research courses to a maximum of 12 units 
  1. Elective courses to a maximum of 36 units.