Human Rights

Level: Postgraduate coursework

Human Rights has become the language of our time, and the core business of an increasing number of government, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations both in Australia and internationally. The Human Rights program recognises the need to provide organisations with graduates who have a deep understanding of human rights theory and practice, and the ability to see how human rights language and tools can be used effectively in real life situations.

Courses at master's degree, graduate diploma and graduate certificate level offer a firm foundation in human rights policy and, through a series of core units, provide a practical understanding of how human rights operate in different political, economic, social and environmental contexts. Emphasising the practice of human rights, the program equips students to use human rights language and tools skilfully and effectively, in order to achieve specific changes in the real world. This practical dimension includes the opportunity to undertake an internship within an Australian or international human rights organisation.

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