Curtin University

Master of Human Rights

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

The Human Rights course is designed to promote a critical understanding of the human rights discourse. The course covers modern human rights institutions and how these work for state and non-state actors. The course also explores the political, historical and philosophical development of ideas about human rights which underpin current systems. In recognition of the importance of a globalised understanding of human rights, the course explores ideas about human rights from multi-disciplinary, multicultural and multi-religious perspectives, as well as looks at the roles of social movements, grass-roots campaigns and other actors have played in the development of human rights ideas and practices. The course takes a problematising approach to education, provoking students to engage with a range of ideas and perspectives and to develop their own positions. The course employs both theoretical and practical learning methods giving students the chance to put their learning into practice and to pursue individual areas of interest more deeply.

Structure

Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages: http://handbook.curtin.edu.au/courses/31/319720.html

Subjects

  • The Master of Human Rights students must complete six core units, two elective units in first year plus two double Human Rights project units in second year. The Graduate Diploma of Human Rights is offered as an exit award after completion of six core units and two elective units.

Standard entry requirements

Please refer to https://study.curtin.edu.au/offering/course-pg-master-of-human-rights--mc-hrightv1/ for further information on entry to this course.

Study pathways

The Graduate Diploma of Human Rights is offered as an exit award after completion of six core units and two elective units.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years

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