Degree details

In our increasingly connected world, a finely tuned international perspective has become vital to success. The Master of International Law will equip a range of qualified professionals to understand and apply international and globalised law principles in contexts such as cross-border transactions and disputes; cross-border family law disputes; public international law developments and cross-border negotiations.

You will gain knowledge around matters ranging from social justice and dispute resolution to commercial transactions and operations. From private dispute resolution to facilitating global policy discussions, this degree gives you a competitive edge whether you’re travelling down the legal, commercial or research career path. Whilst studying 100% online, you’ll be able to connect with staff and students who share your ambition, extend your professional network, and prepare yourself for the unique challenges of international law.

You will develop a high-level understanding of (and skills in) international and comparative global law principles and practice.

You will gain a competitive advantage in a range of professional, legal and commercial employment markets.

Higher education

Admission requirements for the Master of International Law are:

  • Any bachelor degree from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale).

English Proficiency Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are as follows:

  • A minimum score of 580 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no score less than 19)
  • OR a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • OR an overall score of 61 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 54 in all Communicative Skills.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website:

Recommended Study Pattern

1 to 1.5 years full-time; 3 years part-time

Award Requirements

To be eligible for the award of Master of International Law (MIntLaw), a student must acquire 120 credit points for prescribed subjects.

To be eligible for the award of Master of International Law (MIntLaw), a student admitted with 40 credit points of advanced standing must acquire 80 credit points for prescribed subjects.