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.


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.


  • Human rights

Standard entry requirements

Applicants require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in one of the following disciplines: Arts/Humanities, Psychology, Education, Social Work, Law, Journalism, or Health. Applicants with a Bachelor Degree in another discipline also require one year work experience (paid or unpaid). A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 for International students is also required.

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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus Domestic: $26,550
International: $43,800
No information available Yes
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

Curtin University course code: MC-HRIGHT

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