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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of International Commercial Law (MICLaw)

Pursue a variety of career opportunities opening up in areas of commercial law associated with the growing field of international commerce and global trade.

The Master of International Commercial Law is designed for students with a commercial background wanting to focus their studies on areas of law relevant to international commercial operations.

You'll undertake courses introducing private law and public law, along with a range of commercially related law courses carefully created and selected to be relevant to non-lawyers yet still of interest and benefit to lawyers, including:

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Business Taxation
  • Corporate Governance Law and Practice
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • International Trade Law and Technology
  • Private Law
  • Protecting Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets
  • Public Law

Plus you'll undertake a supervised research project or dissertations.

Program highlights

  • Study courses in specific areas of law relevant when operating in an international context.
  • Deepen your knowledge and understanding of the role international law plays in the modern world.
  • Graduate with respected qualifications that enhance your employment prospects in international commerce and trade.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To enrol in the program, a person must hold an approved degree in the same discipline, with a GPA of 4.5; or an approved degree in a different discipline with a GPA of 4.5 and have three years of professional full-time work experience (or equivalent) relevant to the courses in the program; or an equivalent academic or professional qualification and be able to demonstrate they have the requisite knowledge to complete the program.