Comments about Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) - On Campus - Bedford Park - South Australia
The course aims to meet the educational needs of graduates with an interest in law and international relations. In particular it seeks: * to highlight, in an increasingly globalised 21st century world, the significance of international law as a means of regulating matters affecting relations among nation states and, increasingly, within nation states; * to explore the significant connections between international law, and the structure and operation of major institutions in society, with an emphasis on issues arising in a global context; * to provide a deep understanding of the legal rules that operate within selected specific fields that fall within the broad conception of international law, especially as it concerns security, business, transnational threats, and human rights.Learning outcomesAt the completion of the course, students will be able to: * recognise situations arising in a global and regional context where international law can play a role in resolving problems, particularly at the policy level; * demonstrate familiarity with the major fields of international law and international relations in global and regional contexts; * articulate the ways in which relevant rules of international law interact with and influence the contact of international relations in the twenty-first century; * use the knowledge and understanding acquired to plan transactions and activities and resolve problems to further relevant domestic and international objectives that arise within a global context.
Applicants must normally hold an approved four year Bachelor degree in Law, or a discipline related to the field of study, or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Alternatively, applicants may hold an approved three year Bachelor degree, in a discipline related to the field of study, or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution, and have not less than three years of full-time (or relevant part-time) relevant work experience. The Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.CREDITSuccessful applicants will be granted 36 units of credit in recognition of their prior-obtained qualifications. In addition, and at the discretion of the Course Convener, up to 12 units of block credit may be given for studies completed at postgraduate level in International Law, International Relations or International Studies from Flinders University, or another recognised tertiary institution.
Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations)
The Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations) is a 72-unit program, comprising coursework and optional research, which is offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology on a fee-paying basis.
PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]
To qualify for the Master of Laws (International Law and International Relations), students must have completed 36 units of coursework comprising two mandatory core topics and four elective topics, with two each from the areas of International Law and International Relations. An optional research component of 12 units may be available where a student has an appropriate background in research and/or International Relations.
International Law and International Relations: Key Perspectives
International Law and International Relations: Contemporary Issues
Principles of International Law (mandatory only for students with no academic background in International Law)
Elective topics (International Law)
International Human Rights Law
Advanced International Criminal Law
Rule of Law and Securities Sector Reform
Mafias, Warlords and Terrorists: Non State Actors, Violence and the New Security Environment
Islamic Law in a Global Context
International Humanitarian Law
International Protection of Persons: Law and Practice
Elective topics (International Relations)
The Alliance: The Strategic Shaping of Australia
Energy, Security and Energy Security Dilemmas
Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and Risk
Human Rights, Ethics and International Relations
China's Rise and the Future of Asia
OPTIONAL RESEARCH PAPER