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Master of International Law and Politics

Course Description

The Master of International Law and Politics is designed for students with an honours degree in some area of international politics, diplomacy or international law, who wish to develop their specialist knowledge in international law, politics and conflict resolution.
The degree prepares students for exciting careers in the diplomatic service, specialised legal practice, inter-governmental agencies, non-governmental organisations, the military, international and development organisations.

Qualification specific requirements
Candidates must have qualified for a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Science or Diplomacy and International Relations, or a related subject, or have alternative qualifications and experience acceptable to the programme.

Qualification structure and duration
The Master of International Law and Politics comprises of a written dissertation and four courses, including two to three courses in international politics and one to two courses in international law.
One of the courses credited must be ILAP601 Principles of Public International Law, unless the candidate has completed a LAWS 300-level course, or equivalent, on the principles of public international law. Students are strongly recommended to include either ILAP663 or ILAP651.
The dissertation can be submitted in March (for students commencing study in Semester 1) or July (for students commencing study in Semester 2) in the year following the commencement of study.

Entry Requirements

Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.

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