Graduate Diploma in International Law
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the key international legal frameworks and public international law institutions in a range of areas and also includes units of specialised study.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in International Law
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- current / 2022
- Administered by
- UWA Law School
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- Attendance type
- part-time only
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Available to international students
- Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Jade Lindley
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2022; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2023 or 2024.
Take all units (6 points):
Note: Students who have entered the course with a recognised Law degree and have previously taken a recognised Public International Law unit, can elect to substitute LAWS5224 Foundations of Public International Law with any unit from Group A.
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||LAWS5224||Foundations of Public International Law||Teaching dates for this unit are 17 and 18 February. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory and pre reading including recorded lectures must be completed before these dates.|
Take unit(s) from Group A to complete the remainder of points (18-24).
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|NS||LAWS4227||Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions||This unit is delivered intensively in 'flipped mode' and is offered twice a year. 10 online modules are to be completed in advance (opening two weeks before) of two face-to-face sessions which will run 22 and 25 February and 21-22 July. Students must attend the face-to-face sessions.|
|N/A||LAWS5114||International Environmental Law|
|S1||LAWS5167||Comparative Legal Method||3 hours per week|
|N/A||LAWS5175||Heritage Governance: from Global to Local|
|NS||LAWS5179||Law of the Sea||Teaching dates for this unit are 4,7,11,14 October. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.|
|N/A||LAWS5219||International Criminal Law|
|NS||LAWS5220||International Humanitarian Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 6, 7, 13 April. Refer to the timetable website for further information. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory and pre reading including recorded lectures must be completed before these dates.|
|NS||LAWS5225||Theory, Method and Contemporary Issues of International Law||This unit will be fully online. Online content will be available from 21st February. Students will be expected to attend an online class all day on the 4th March.|
|NS||LAWS5226||International Human Rights Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 20-24 June.|
|NS||LAWS5230||Aviation Law||This unit will run 19-22 April. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.|
|N/A||LAWS5254||International Trade Law||3 hours per week|
|NS||LAWS5296||Technology Law and Governance|
|N/A||LAWS5507||International Oil and Gas Law||This unit will next run in 2023.|
|NS||LAWS5521||Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 13-15 July. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5577||Space and Satellite Law||5 full days of intensive teaching plus online modules before the intensive|
|S1, S2||LAWS5694||Research Paper I||This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.|
|S1, S2||LAWS5695||Research Paper II (12 points)||This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.|
|S1, S2||LAWS5696||Research Paper III Part 1||This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.|
|S1, S2||LAWS5697||Research Paper III Part 2||This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
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.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 21320 Graduate Diploma in International Law (24 points)
- 21520 Master of International Law (48 points)
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.