Graduate Certificate in International Law Practice

Your first step to an international legal career starts here

If your sights are set on a career working on complex dispute resolution and international policy matters for a global organisation, our accelerated online Graduate Certificate in International Law Practice can put your career on the right track. Our degree gives you the knowledge and skills to resolve international disputes in a variety of professional contexts. From private dispute resolution to facilitating global policy discussions – this qualification equips you with practical capabilities, and offers a pathway to our Master of International Law. And with six intakes a year, you can start whenever it suits you.

Degree summary

Our Graduate Certificate in International Law Practice will offer formal recognition of your career success to date. Plus, you can use it as a direct pathway into our accelerated online Master of International Law.

Whether you choose to pursue further study at the Masters level or simply add a formal qualification to your existing career path – this degree builds a solid foundation in areas such as trade law, litigation and arbitration as it applies to international matters.

Through our 100% online degree, you’ll be able to connect with staff and students who share your ambition, extend your professional network, and put yourself on the path towards a career in international law.

Courses in the program

Our Graduate Certificate in International Law Practice consists of 4 courses that can be completed in 8 months part-time. Students can exit with a Graduate Certificate in International Law Practice with 40 credit points or transition into our accelerated online Master of International Law.

  • The Law of International Organisations
  • International Negotiations
  • International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Dispute Resolution Between Foreign Investors and Host States


At Griffith we have a wealth of experienced and knowledgeable academic members of staff from all around the world. Excelling in international research means our students are taught, supported and supervised by world leaders in their fields.

Visit the Griffith Law School page to learn more about our academics.

Career outcomes for graduates

As a graduate of our Graduate Certificate in International Law Practice, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the social, economic and cultural influencers of international law and regulation. Our degree gives you specialised knowledge and skills that you can readily apply in a range of environments. Whether you’re working within the commercial sector, advancing your legal practice or delving deeper with a Master of International Law – this qualification ensures you’re prepared for the unique challenges and opportunities of cross-border legal matters.

To learn how this program can advance your career options, read about one of our International Law students who used his qualification to open career doors.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in International Law Practice degree, you’ll need to:

  • Hold any bachelor degree from a recognised university or tertiary education institution with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale); OR
  • Have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a relevant field.
Degree code3335
Duration8 months part-time
Teaching periodsJanuary, March, May, July, August and October
Program fee*$11,750 (Domestic students) $15,000 (International students)
*Based on 2019 rates

Contact us

To find out more call us on 1300 170 568 (9 – 5:30 pm AEDT, weekdays) or complete the form and one of our Enrolment Advisors will give you a call.