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Postgraduate Courses

All of our units are offered either face to face or online. Students enrolled in both the Graduate Certificate of Human Rights and the Master of Human Rights will be able to undertake their entire study online. This will enable students from across Australia and internationally to participate in the program.

Graduate Certificate in Human Rights

The Graduate Certificate is an alternative entry point for students with relevant experience, but who may not have the requisite formal qualifications. The Graduate Certificate consists of four coursework units taken either full time or part time. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students may enrol directly in the Masters of Human Rights and be credited for the units undertaken.

Master of Human Rights

The Masters program students must complete six core units, two elective units in first year plus two double Human Rights project units in second year. The project may be either supervised field work or research and the production of a thesis. The course work covers the theoretical and philosophical foundations of human rights, human rights traditions in different cultures and religions, human rights instruments and institutions, community education, human rights activism and human rights and development. Students may choose their two elective units from the Centre’s study options (recommended) or from another study area of interest. This structure enables students to pursue their individual interests in human rights and adds to the multidisciplinary nature of the course.