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Master of Laws (International Law and Politics)
Master of Laws (International Law and Politics)

Master of Laws (International Law and Politics)

  • ID:UC640115
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$36,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$600.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$36,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$600.00
Estimated Total/program:
$107,956.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students must have qualified for a Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent) with a minimum B Grade Point Average, or be admitted Ad Eundem Statum (with equivalent standing). Relevance and standard of undergraduate studies will be criteria for approval.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

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 School of Law | Te Kure Ture and the 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 first in Aotearoa New Zealand for research in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy (Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua | Tertiary Education Commission 2018 PBRF assessment).

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  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

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.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 600 NZD/per year

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