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Master of Human Rights

Course Description

Human rights is a multidisciplinary area that incorporates political theories, anthropology, philosophy, education, social work, development studies and legal frameworks to build a broad and critical understanding of human rights.

This course is suited to human rights workers, those who want to work in the human rights field, professionals who wish to apply human rights principles to their practice, development workers, non-government organisation workers, activists, teachers, mediation and conflict workers, and community workers.

You will study the theory and philosophy of human rights across different cultural, religious, philosophical and political traditions, and how these ideas are translated into practice in the contemporary world. This course is suitable for those working both in Australia and internationally. It provides an opportunity to discuss human rights and develop your ideas and skills in human rights practice with people from different cultural backgrounds, professions and disciplines.

Career opportunities

Graduates will have an internationally recognised qualification which will assist with entry to exciting career prospects in a wide range of government and non-government settings.

Previous graduates have gone on to work in European Union (EU) anti-racism programs, human rights non-government organisations (NGOs) in Indonesia, policy development roles in Western Australia, direct service provision both locally and overseas in a range of human services, and advocacy and lobbying positions.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.

2016 Curtin International Scholarships: Merit Scholarship

Curtin University is an inspiring, vibrant, international organisation, committed to making tomorrow better. It is a beacon for innovation, driving advances in technology through high-impact research and offering more than 100 practical, industry-aligned courses connecting to workplaces of tomorrow.

Ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015, the University is also ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50 in the QS World University Rankings 2015 Curtin also received an overall five-star excellence rating in the QS stars rating.

Curtin University strives to give high achieving international students the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised education through offering the Merit Scholarship. The Merit Scholarship will give you up to 25 per cent of your first year tuition fees and if you enrol in an ELB program at Curtin English before studying at Curtin, you will also receive a 10 per cent discount on your Curtin English fees.

For full details and terms and conditions of this scholarship, please visit: curtin.edu/int-scholarships and click on Merit.

Visit the Master of Human Rights page on the Curtin University website for more details!

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). Minimum English language entry requirements: IELTS Writing- 6.0, Speaking- 6.0, Reading- 6.0, Listening- 6.0, Overall band score- 6.5.

Course Fees

Australian/New Zealand: $17,700, International: TBC

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