Master of Human Rights

University of Sydney

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00026A

This program gives graduates a firm grounding in human rights and provides a practical understanding of how human rights operate in different political, economic and social contexts. Emphasising the practice of human rights, the program equips graduates to use human rights language and tools skilfully and effectively, in order to achieve specific changes in the real world. With a practical emphasis, the program includes a student internship in an Australian or international human rights organisation. The program has a global focus, but also capitalises on Australia's geo-political location to offer a unique focus on the Asia-Pacific region.


  • The embedded courses in this sequence are: (a) Graduate Certificate
  • (b) Graduate Diploma
  • (c) Master. Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.


  • Human rights
  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Sociology and social policy

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree with major in the humanities or social sciences
  • Or Bachelor of Laws

Study pathways

Exit points: Graduate Certificate in Human Rights; Graduate Diploma in Human Rights.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Camperdown/Darlington Domestic: $43,500
International: $62,250
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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