Human Rights

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information

Information for 2013
Degree information


Information for 2014


Master of Human Rights
Graduate Diploma in Human Rights
Graduate Certificate in Human Rights

Candidates for the Master of Human Rights must complete 48 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study, at least 12 credit points of core elective units of study, and 24 credit points from elective units of study. With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in this table; these may come from other Faculties..

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Human Rights must complete 36 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and at least 6 credit points of core elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Human Rights must complete 24 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Core Units of Study
Available in semesters 1 and 2
HRTD6901 Human Rights: Norms and Mechanisms 1
HRTD6903 Dynamics of Human Rights Violations

Core Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
DVST6901 Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty

Semester 2
HRTD6906 The Philosophy of Human Rights
DVST6901 Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty
ECOP6130 Human Rights & International Development
GEOS5501 Human Rights and the Environment

Elective Units of Study
HRTD6902 Human Rights/Democratisation Research is only available to Masters students. Please consult the department first if you wish to enrol in this unit.

Semester 1
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
ECOP6101 Core Concepts in Political Economy
GOVT6108 Democracy and Development in SE Asia
GOVT6156 Governance and Civil Society
GOVT6316 Policy Making, Power and Politics
GOVT6331 Public Management and Governance
PACS6901 United Nations, Peace and Security
PACS6923 The Human Right to Food
SCLG6902 Doing Social Research
SCLG6905 Independent Study and Report
SCLG6906 Dissertation Part 1
SCLG6907 Dissertation Part 2
SCLG6913 Human Rights Internship A
SCLG6914 Human Rights Internship B

Semester 2
HRTD6902 Human Rights/Democratisation Research
HRTD6904 Democratisation: Theory and Practices
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
BETH5103 Biomedicine and Society
BETH5203 Ethics and Public Health
DVST6902 Development: Communication and Education
ECOP6101 Core Concepts in Political Economy
EDPB5016 Global Poverty, Social Policy and Ed
GOVT6156 Governance and Civil Society
GOVT6304 Development and World Politics
GOVT6316 Policy Making, Power and Politics
GOVT6319 Governance and Public Policy Making
GOVT6331 Public Management and Governance
PACS6901 United Nations, Peace and Security
PACS6923 The Human Right to Food
PACS6925 Peace and the Global Compact
PRFM6900 Theatre and Community Development
SCLG6905 Independent Study and Report
SCLG6906 Dissertation Part 1
SCLG6907 Dissertation Part 2
SCLG6913 Human Rights Internship A
SCLG6914 Human Rights Internship B
SCWK6949 Global Social Policy

Units offered in intensive mode
PACS6914 Conflict-Resolving Media (March)


Information for 2013


Master of Human Rights
Graduate Diploma in Human Rights
Graduate Certificate in Human Rights

Candidates for the Master of Human Rights must complete 48 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and at least 12 credit points of core elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Human Rights must complete 36 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and at least 6 credit points of core elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Human Rights must complete 24 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.

With the permission of the Degree Coordinator a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Human Rights subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, these may come from other faculties.

Core Units of Study
Available in semesters 1 and 2
HRTD6901 Human Rights: Norms and Mechanisms 1
HRTD6903 Dynamics of Human Rights Violations

Core Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
DVST6901 Development: Critical Perspectives A
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty
HSTY7001 The History of Human Rights
HRTD6906 The Philosophy of Human Rights

Semester 2
ECOP6130 Human Rights & International Development
GEOS5501 Human Rights and the Environment

Elective Units of Study
HRTD6902 Human Rights/Democratisation Research is only available to Masters students. Please consult the department first if you wish to enrol in this unit.

Semester 1
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
DVST6901 Development: Critical Perspectives A
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty
GOVT6108 Democracy and Development in SE Asia
GOVT6156 Governance and Civil Society
PACS6901 United Nations, Peace and Security
PACS6914 Conflict-Resolving Media
PACS6923 The Human Right to Food
SCLG6902 Doing Social Research
SCLG6905 Independent Study and Report
SCLG6906 Dissertation Part 1
SCLG6907 Dissertation Part 2
SCLG6913 Human Rights Internship A
SCLG6914 Human Rights Internship B

Semester 2
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
BETH5103 Biomedicine and Society
BETH5203 Ethics and Public Health
DVST6902 Development: Critical Perspectives
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty
EDPB5016 Global Poverty, Social Policy and Ed
GOVT6304 Development and World Politics
GOVT6316 Policy Making, Power and Politics
HRTD6902 Human Rights/Democratisation Research
HRTD6904 Democratisation: Theory and Practices
PACS6923 The Human Right to Food
PACS6925 Peace and the Global Compact
SCLG6901 Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
SCLG6905 Independent Study and Report
SCLG6906 Dissertation Part 1
SCLG6907 Dissertation Part 2
SCLG6913 Human Rights Internship A
SCLG6914 Human Rights Internship B
SCWK6949 Global Social Policy

Summer School - please contact Summer School directly
CISS6014 Human Security