Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in International Law

Advance your knowledge in international law and open up career opportunities in government, non-government and private institutions where international law is relevant.
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Career Pathways

This course opens career opportunities relevant to international law in government, non-government, not for profit and private institutions.
This course opens career opportunities relevant to international law in government, non-government, not for profit and private institutions.
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Further Study

Students who successfully complete this course with a minimum weighted average mark of 60 per cent are eligible for entry to the Master of International Law.
Students who successfully complete this course with a minimum weighted average mark of 60 per cent are eligible for entry to the Master of International Law.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
24
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—1(a) a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or 
2(a) (i) a bachelor's degree in a cognate area, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; or 
3(a) (i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and (iii) at least two years of relevant professional experience.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Develop your understanding of international law and how international institutions work.

DollarThis course has recently become subsidised for Australian residents through Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP). Visit our fee calculator for new CSP rates and an estimate on your course fees.

About the course

Advance your knowledge in international law and open up career opportunities in government, non-government and private institutions where international law is relevant.
Graduate Diploma in International Law

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Weekly contact time
  • Variable - includes intensive teaching blocks
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 21320
CRICOS code
  • 083851C
Graduate Diploma in International Law
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year.
Weekly contact time
  • Variable - includes intensive teaching blocks
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 21320
CRICOS code
  • 083851C
Full time/part time duration
  • 6 months
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Diploma in International Law
UWA is ranked 88th in the world for law (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021)

Course coordinator Dr Jade Lindley

Dr Jade Lindley

Dr Jade Lindley researches extensively across several areas of international law with expertise in transnational crimes such as human trafficking, maritime piracy, corruption and fraud, and international environmental crimes, such as illegal fishing. 

Dr Lindley conducts mixed-methods research, combining international legal analysis with quantitative and in-country qualitative research, with a focus on the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. She has professional research experience working with the International Maritime Organization, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

In January 2021, saw the publication of Dr Lindley’s co-edited book, Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law (2ed).

Among the team of accomplished academic experts who teach units offered in International Law, core units are taught by Dr Fiona McGaughey and Dr Melanie O’Brien.

Western Australia's premier Law School

The UWA Law School is ranked in the top 100 law schools in the world (QS 2021, THE WUR 2021). You will join and contribute to 90 years of excellence: we were the first law school established in WA and the fifth oldest in Australia.

Our graduates include a Prime Minister, a Governor of Western Australia, State Ministers, Justices of the Supreme Court of WA, a Young Australian of the Year, Rhodes Scholars, and more.

While we have a long and proud history, we're also a closely-knit, creative and progressive Law School, fostering critical thought, ethical scholarship and practice, a deep connection to our Indigenous past and present, and supportive student culture based upon wellbeing and inclusion.

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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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