• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law

This course is designed for students undertaking a Master of Laws in International Security Law and consists of a supervised research project in an area of international security law not previously studied in their program. The research project is designed to build upon previous foundational courses and allow students to explore the new and developing field of international security law under the supervision of a member of staff.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements will be able to:
  1. Apply advanced specialised knowledge and research skills to undertake an in-depth, critical analysis with respect to a discrete issue in international security law;
  2. identify, analyse and reflect on a complex body of knowledge in the area of international security law;
  3. Critically reflect upon and synthesise complex information, issues, concepts and theories as they apply in the area of law relevant to the topic chosen; and
  4. Apply advanced knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a researcher.

Other Information

Students are to refer to the ISL Research Unit Guidelines located in the LLM program site on Wattle.
Students must consult the Stream Convener to choose an appropriate topic and identify a suitable supervisor, which must be approved by the Stream Convenor and LLM Program Director.

Indicative Assessment

Completion of a 12,000-16,000 word research paper.  Students must refer to the ISL Research Unit Guidelines.

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It is expected that a student would need to spend approximately 20 hours a week on this project or equivalent time over the period. There are no formal classes.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), or a Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL) or Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL).

You will need to contact the ANU Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts for this course.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $7680
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $10920
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2714 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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