Graduate Diploma in International Law
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Graduate Diploma in International Law (GradDipIL) permits you to study across diverse fields of international and global law spanning public international law, private international law and transnational and comparative law.
The Sydney Law School is engaged as a community of scholars with the broader community of scholars throughout Australia and the world. They are committed to both theoretical and applied research seeing the former as an essential foundation. Their aim is to develop and expand a range of international law research projects which build on the Law School's existing expertise of and utilise the experience of other international law specialists to become the leading international law research institution in the Asia Pacific.
Subject to meeting progression requirements, you can apply to transfer to the Master of International Law.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- LAWS6022 - Internatl & Comparative Labour Law
- LAWS6037 - International Import/Export Laws
- LAWS6047 - Law of the Sea
- LAWS6059 - International Business Law
- LAWS6060 - International Commercial Arbitration
- LAWS6061 - International Environmental Law
- LAWS6062 - International Law-the Use of Armed Force
- LAWS6091 - Chinese International Taxation
- LAWS6109 - UK International Taxation
- LAWS6119 - The State and Global Governance
- LAWS6123 - Transfer Pricing in International Tax
- LAWS6128 - Comparative International Taxation
- LAWS6138 - Internatl Fin Transactions: Law & Prac
- LAWS6140 - Corp Soc Responsibility: Theory/Pol
- LAWS6149 - Legal Pluralism in Southeast Asia
- LAWS6153 - Comparative Corporate Taxation
- LAWS6161 - International Human Rights
- LAWS6163 - Energy and Climate Law
- LAWS6167 - International Law II
- LAWS6171 - US International Taxation
- LAWS6177 - Tax Treaties
- LAWS6209 - Australian International Taxation
- LAWS6218 - International Humanitarian Law
- LAWS6219 - International Criminal Law
- LAWS6222 - Corporate Governance
- LAWS6227 - Consumer Contracts and Product Defects
- LAWS6243 - International Law I
- LAWS6252 - Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System
- LAWS6301 - Corruption and International Development
- LAWS6314 - Coastal and Marine Law
- LAWS6320 - Climate Disaster Law
- LAWS6816 - Labour Law in the Global Economy
- LAWS6824 - Commercial Conflict of Laws
- LAWS6844 - US Corporate Law
- LAWS6846 - Human Rights and the Global Economy
- LAWS6852 - Doing Business in China
- LAWS6856 - Anti-Terrorism Law
- LAWS6857 - Introduction to Chinese Law
- LAWS6864 - New Tech,Risk and Environmental Law
- LAWS6865 - International Dispute Resolution
- LAWS6879 - Japanese Law
- LAWS6891 - GST - International Issues
- LAWS6900 - Comparative Admiralty and Maritime Law
- LAWS6916 - International Investment Law
- LAWS6920 - Global Health Law
- LAWS6928 - Law,Justice and Development
- LAWS6932 - Law and Investment in Asia
- LAWS6933 - Global Oil and Gas Contracts and Issues
- LAWS6936 - Carbon Trading,Derivatives and Taxation
- LAWS6944 - Regulation of Mkt Manipulation & Abuse
- LAWS6946 - Tax Treaties Special Issues
- LAWS6982 - Law of Economic Integration in the EU
- LAWS6997 - Cross-Border Deals
Further course information
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in International Law complete 24 credit points, which is equivalent to 4 units of study. There are two compulsory units of study, International Law I and International Law II . The remaining units of study are selected from a wide range of relevant electives.
The Graduate Diploma in International Law (GradDipIL) is designed for lawyers or non-lawyers who wish to upgrade their qualification(s) for the purposes of career advancement or professional and academic interest.
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in International Law requires:
(a) a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney in government, international studies, law or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b) a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of professional experience or of a period of service (normally of several years in duration) which in the opinion of the Dean adequately prepares the applicant to undertake the course of study.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. On-time applications for the March Semester close on the last working day of October. On-time applications for the July Semester close on the last working day in April. Please note: not all courses are offered in the July semester intake.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in International Law.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in International Law.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.