This expert graduate course provides a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the laws and regulatory frameworks governing the ways in which the international community provides assistance to developing countries to improve the economic, political and social quality of life for people. It develops advanced skills and specialist knowledge and is suitable for graduates interested in a career in international development within government, non-government or not-for-profit sectors.
You will investigate contemporary law issues, practice and scholarship, and evaluate complex issues relevant to the field from theoretical, international and interdisciplinary perspectives.
As one of the most prestigious law schools in Australia, we offer this course at our Monash University Law Chambers, in the heart of the legal district of Melbourne.
The course offers choice from a broad range of law, regulation and international development areas, or you can select from across the range of Masters law elective units. With units covering areas such law, regulation, international business and economics law, human rights and justice, you will gain specialist knowledge and understanding of recent developments and the practice of law in this field.
It provides the flexibility to tailor a program of study to suit your interests, skills and professional goals. Full-time or part-time study allows to you to continue to work and meet personal commitments while you study.
The course enhances your capacity to undertake independent research, and includes options for a pathway to doctoral studies.
The course is structured in 2 parts. Part A. Law and International Development knowledge and Part B. Extending specialist knowledge electives and research.
PART A. Law and International Development knowledge The studies enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your interests, skills and career goals.
PART B. Extending specialist knowledge electives and research These studies will provide you with in-depth knowledge of a wide range of areas of international development law. You will be able to focus on sources of information relevant to international development law and the application of research methods and specialist discipline knowledge and skills necessary to support law-related work in those closely interrelated fields. Depending on your interests and motivation, you can choose a program of study in which you plan and execute a major research-based project with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.
Monash Law is one of the largest and most prestigious law schools in Australia. We have a broad teaching base, strong international links and offer our students a variety of experiential learning opportunities. We are proud to offer a range of Undergraduate, Masters and Research degrees and provide legal education and training to over 3500 undergraduate and postgraduate students at any one time.
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Studying a Law degree with Monash, your qualification will be internationally recognised as one of the world's best. We have a long established reputation as one of Australia's leading law schools and are a member of the prestigious Group of Eight universities, recognised globally for excellence in research, teaching and scholarship.
When you commence your Law degree with us, you commence your study of Law from day one. You can gain tangible, real legal experience in our two Clinical Legal Education Centres or undertake an international law program in Italy and Malaysia. Whatever your choice, a Law degree from Monash equips you with practical and transferable skills that you can take to your future career.