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International Security Law Courses

All courses are worth 6 units unless otherwise stated.

Compulsory courses

LAWS8182 Principles of International Law (PIL)
LAWS8179 International Security Law 
International Law and UN Peacekeeping Operations
LAWS8025 International Security Law Research Project A (Graduate Diploma 6 unit course)
LAWS8026 International Security Law Research Project B (Masters 12 unit course)

Core electives

LAWS8183 Advanced Principles of International Law
LAWS8268 International Humanitarian Law
LAWS8234 International Human Rights Law
International Law and Use of Force 
International Criminal Law 
National Security Law
Special Topics in International Security Law: Post Conflict Situations in International Law
LAWS8035 Special Topics in International Security Law: Cyber Warfare Law
LAWS8066 Special Topics in International Security Law 3: Intersection of Humanitarian Law & Human Rights Law


Supplementary electives (B list)

LAWS8253 Law of the Sea
LAWS8008 Climate Change and Displacement 
LAWS8567 International Dispute Resolution
INTR8052 Conflict Resolution and Peace Building*
INTR8067 US Security Policy in the Asia-Pacific*
STST8016 Transnational Security*

Nuclear Strategy in the Asian Century*


Disease, Security and Biological Weapons


Ethics and Technologies of War 

*These are examples of courses that can be drawn from International Relations, or Strategic Studies. These and other courses may be approved on a case-by-case basis.

For the latest timetable please go to Masters Program Timetable

Course Descriptions

For course descriptions please go to ANU Study@ and search for the courses you are interested in.

Updated: 11 November 2011/ Responsible Officer:  Director, LLM / Page Contact:  Program Coordinator, LLM