Graduate Diploma in International Business Law (GradDipIntBusLaw)

The Graduate Diploma in International Business Law will be offered to new commencing and transfer students for the last time in Semester 2 (July), 2017.
From 1 January 2018, Sydney Law School will be offering a new Graduate Diploma in Business Law

The program

Sydney Law School is an acknowledged leader in the field of international law. Its staff and expertise are well-respected and the scholarship of the Faculty extends across the entire spectrum of international law. Candidates can undertake units that have a comparative focus or those that examine the international rules that govern the globe as a whole. It is a unique program in that it permits the study of core areas of international law with a variety of specialisations.

The Graduate Diploma in International Business Law (GradDipIntBusLaw) is a strong qualification in international law suitable for candidates who are not drawn to the Master of International Law (MIL).

Program structure

24 credit points to complete, equivalent to four units of study. The units are taken from the area of International Law as well as those relevant to the discipline. Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System is not a compulsory unit but it may be a co/pre-requisite for some units of study.

Attendance pattern

Each unit of study entails 26 contact hours. Units are offered on a semester length basis or intensive basis. Semester length units are taught once a week over 13 weeks on either a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm. Intensive units of study condense the 26 hours over a period of four to five days. The units are then taught between 9am and 5pm over a block period. For example, an intensive unit may be taught two consecutive days one week and then two consecutive days in a fortnight's time. All classes are held in the Law School or another Sydney CBD location.


(from first enrolment)
*Periods of suspension, exclusion or lapsed candidature will be added to the maximum completion times except that no completion time will exceed 10 years from first enrolment. Credit will not be granted for previous studies older than 10 years at the time of first enrolment. If a student is admitted with credit, the School will determine a reduced time limit for completion of the award course.

Units of study

Please note: some units of study may have pre-requisite requirements or prohibition guidelines and may not be available to those without a law degree. Please check with the Sydney Law School directly if in doubt.

Please select from the dropdown box for the units of study list:

Current students

Program Co-ordinator

Professor Vivienne Bath


The Sydney Law School has a long history of research and scholarship in international law. A number of prominent international lawyers have taught at the School and the Challis Chair of International Law demonstrates the commitment of the School to both teaching and scholarship in the area. For further information, please refer to the Our People section of the website.