The specialist Master of Laws (International Law and Politics) is a degree designed for students who have a basic knowledge of Law and wish to develop their specialist knowledge in international law and politics.
Students take courses in international law and international politics plus a dissertation. Courses are delivered through UC's Te Kure Ture | School of Law and Te Kura Matapuna Tangata | School of Language, Social and Political Sciences.
The degree prepares students for careers in the diplomatic service, specialised legal practice, government, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, and the military.
UC is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for Politics and International Studies, and in Law and Legal Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021), and is also ranked first in Aotearoa New Zealand for research in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy (Te Amorangi Matauranga Matua | Tertiary Education Commission 2018 PBRF assessment).
Students must have qualified for a Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent) with a minimum B Grade Point Average. Relevance and standard of undergraduate studies will be criteria for approval.
If English is your additional language, you must also meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Laws (International Law and Politics) or use the admission requirements checker.How to apply
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.