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Global Law


Master of Global Law

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Master of Global Law


2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time according to student choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's degree, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
Admission to the degree requires:
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney in commerce, economics, law or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
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.

5 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the table of units of study for the Master of Global Law. Up to 12 credit points of units of study from the Master of Jurisprudence may be taken for credit, as elective units, towards the Master of Global Law.
To qualify for the award of the Master of Global Law, a candidate must complete 48 credit points of core and elective units of study, comprising:
6 credit points of core unit of study for candidates without a law background; and
a minimum of 6 credit points of Comparative and Foreign Law elective units of study; and
a minimum of 6 credit points of Domestic (Australian) Law elective units of study; and
a minimum of 6 credit points of International Law elective units of study.

6 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2011.
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.