This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law
|Total credit points required||48|
|Standard duration of study (years)||1 year FT, 4 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (City (Melbourne))|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3377|
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This course provides advanced offerings in international and comparative law for graduates in disciplines other than law. The extensive range of units enables students to develop and enhance their knowledge across the breadth of international and comparative law. This course caters for the needs of graduates who want to pursue an international career in law and law-related work. It is especially suited to graduates working in non-government organisations (NGOs), government, and industry who are interested in how the international legal framework impacts upon their work. The graduate program focuses upon both a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of international and comparative law and its practical application as well as addressing advanced and current issues from both a local and international perspective.
The Master of International and Comparative Law trains students to understand and critically analyse the legal framework pertaining to international private and/or public, including the role of conventions and international organisations in the legal regime. Students will be able to research international developments in the applicable law, including the laws of different countries, and international law and private international conventions, codes and guidelines. In addition, graduates will be able to analyse and formulate policy objectives in the area and demonstrate high level skills in legal writing and research.
The course comprises eight 6-point coursework units or a combination of coursework units and a minor thesis.
Students must complete one of the following options:
In order to qualify to undertake one of the minor thesis options, a student must have achieved a minimum of 70 per cent in each of the coursework units undertaken. Information on the minor thesis option is available at http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/enrol/re-enrol.html.
Additional course requirements and recommendation:
For further information regarding law units and specialisations visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/postgraduate/units-overview.html.
Students are advised that not all units may be available in every year.
For information on the current postgraduate law timetable visit http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html.
Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Law (International and Comparative Law) providing all requirements for that award have been met.
Master of International and Comparative Law