- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
The Masters of International Law and Diplomacy requires completion of 96 units which must consist of:
12 units from the following compulsory diplomatic studies courses:
DIPL8001 Transnational Diplomacy
INTR8068 Foreign Policy Analysis
12 units from the following compulsory international law courses:
LAWS8182 Principles of International Law
LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions*
*Students who have completed an Australian undergraduate law degree or Juris Doctor or equivalent are exempted from LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and are required to complete an additional 6 units from the international law course list.
A minimum of 24 units from the following list of diplomatic studies courses:
CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change
DIPL8002 Contemporary Challenges in Diplomacy
DIPL8006 Diplomacy, Politics and the United Nations
DIPL8010 Harnessing Diplomacy for International Development
DIPL8012 Special Topics in Diplomacy
DIPL8013 Pacific Diplomacy
DIPL8016 The Role of Non-state Actors in East Asian Diplomacy
DIPL8044 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
INTR8017 Issues in Australian Foreign Policy
INTR8022 International Relations in the Asia Pacific
INTR8045 Global Governance
INTR8052 Peace and Conflict Studies
INTR8072 Researching International Relations: Curiosity, Methods and Ethics in the Study of Global Politics
INTR8078 Interventions and State-building: From Fragility to Resilience
INTR8082 Regionalism and Southeast Asia
INTR8071 Issues and Concepts in IR
PASI8005 The Politics of Aid and Development in the Pacific
REGN8052 Regulation and Governance
STST8066 Strategic Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Rethinking Strategy and Statecraft
A minimum of 24 units from the completion of the following law courses:
LAWS8800 Advanced Introduction to Legal Methods and Legal Writing and/or Law courses listed under the International Law Specialisation
A maximum of 24 Units from the completion of the following research courses:
A maximum of 6 Units from the completion of experiential courses from the following list:
ANIP6503 Australian National Internships Program Internship A (Graduate)
DIPL8015 Diplomacy Internship
LAWS8430 Law Internship
VCPG6001 Unravelling Complexity
VCPG6003 Leadership and Influence in a Complex World
Applicants must present one of the following:
- a Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 5/7
- a Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
- a Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 4/7 and a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA of 4/7
- a Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7
- 48 units of courses in a postgraduate program with a GPA of 4/7
- a Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA of 4/7 and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
- a Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
- a minimum of 10 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.
Ranking and English Proficiency: At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
In line with the University's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:
a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency
Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.
Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support
Diversity factors: As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
Assessment of qualifications: Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.
Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au.
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications.
Applications for course credit: Applicants who have completed a degree in a cognate discipline from a recognised university may be eligible to receive coursework credit towards this degree, in line with the ANU Recognition of prior and external learning policy
Political science and policy studies, studies in human society, human welfare studies and services, behavioural science, law, justice and law enforcement, language and literature, philosophy and religious studies, economics and econometrics, criminology, family and consumer studies, society and culture, public policy, public administration and management and commerce.
Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
The Master of International Law and Diplomacy is your pathway to professional advancement, equipping you with specialised knowledge and skills to effectively represent your country or organisation at an international level.
This highly valuable qualification deepens your understanding of the way diplomacy and law operate in, and interact with, the modern world. It equips you with legal and diplomatic skills and knowledge for the 21st century job market. The degree also provides exciting study and career options in the prestigious arenas of diplomatic and international legal practice.
You will be taught by internationally recognised research scholars from the ANU College of Law and the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, as well as senior diplomatic and international legal practitioners from Australia and elsewhere. You will graduate from a world-class university, positioning you firmly in the centre of a global network of leading diplomatic and international legal scholars and policy-makers.
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
Graduates of the Master of International Law and Diplomacy may work within foreign ministries, as academics, senior staff in the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and transnational corporations.
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of diplomacy and international law and its contemporary challenges from the perspective of multiple actors including states, civil service departments, intergovernmental organisations, non-government organisations and multinational corporations;
Display effective diplomatic and international legal research and writing skills to address complex diplomatic and legal challenges with an international or transnational dimension;
Display effective diplomatic and international legal advocacy skills with the ability to engage with transnational issues to solve or avoid problems as well as to use negotiation, persuasion, advocacy and appropriate practices;
Research and apply theories of diplomacy and international law to reflect upon the global management of the world’s problems through diplomatic dialogue, the role of the use of force, and design multi-stakeholder processes that lead to solutions;
Use high-level research and writing skills to undertake self-directed study and communicate findings in academic and practical contexts, justifying their approach and methods as appropriate;
Use their knowledge and skills to analyse new areas of concern in both scholarly and policy-relevant terms.
Welcome to the Master of International Law and Diplomacy. This section for new students will help you to choose which courses you should enrol in for your first semester as well as general information to assist you throughout your degree.The Master of International Law and Diplomacy program consists of 96 units in total or the equivalent of two years full-time study, distributed per the program orders of the MINLD and consisting of:
- 24 units Compulsory courses from both Law and Diplomacy
- 72 units
from the Diplomacy and Law courses approved for the program. Consisting of:
- min 24 units from the completion of elective
diplomatic studies courses
- min 24 units from the completion of elective
international law courses
- max 12 units from the completion of the
following research courses
- max 6 units from the completion of
The program can be completed full time in 2 years or taken part time over a longer period. (Note: International students must study a full time load)
After you have
accepted your offer online you will be emailed your password and Student ID.
Please follow all the instructions in the matriculation email you receive to
activate your Interactive Student Information System (ISIS) account. You must
then follow the instructions provided here and enrol online in your courses
through ISIS. Enrolment is managed through ISIS while the online learning
platform is known as Wattle. These two websites will be some of the most common
sites used throughout your degree. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself
with them as soon as possible.
About this degree
Students who wish to apply for credit for courses undertaken in previous study can apply for prior formal learning at AQF Level 8 or 9. Please follow the instructions for Course Credits and Exemptions. Please note that credit in this program is only given for courses that are the same as the course credit is given for.
Students are to follow the degree requirements for the year that they commenced the program. You can change the year on Programs and Courses by clicking on the drop down menu next to the year on the page. If you would like to undertake a course that is not listed in your degree requirements, you will need to seek approval by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the student's responsibility to ensure the program requirements are met and that all compulsory and required courses are completed so that the program can be awarded.
MINLD courses are delivered throughout the academic year in a variety of delivery modes
These sessions are as follows:
Summer: Coursework takes place between January and towards the end of March
Autumn: Coursework takes place between end of March and towards the end of June
Winter: Coursework takes place between end June and around mid-September
Spring: Coursework takes place between mid-September and the end of December.
Semester 1: Coursework takes place over 12 weeks in the first half of the year.
Semester 2: Coursework takes place over 12 weeks in the second half of the year.
Current and continuing coursework students must enrol themselves for each session by the appropriate deadline.
Courses that make up this program are listed under the ‘Study’ tab.
Please note that the courses listed are not available in every semester and some are run in alternate years, so please check to see on the individual course page regarding when they are available.
It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.
If you are studying part time you are encouraged to enrol in courses for both Semester 1 and Semester 2. You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of Week 2 of each semester without penalty.
Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?
The Coral Bell Student Engagement team are available to provide academic advice to students.
You can contact the team by emailing email@example.com or calling on 02 6125 5744
If you have questions that are specific to the Law courses then please contact the ANU College of Law by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 02 6125 3483. There is also more information found here: https://law.anu.edu.au/current-students/master-international-law-and-diplomacy To search for available Law courses please use: https://law.anu.edu.au/current-students/course-search