Human Rights

 

Graduate Certificate in Human Rights

Graduate Diploma in Human Rights

Master of Human Rights


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
DG029 Graduate Certificate in Human Rights
DF033 Graduate Diploma in Human Rights
DC055 Master of Human Rights

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Graduate Certificate in Human Rights
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Human Rights
(c)
the Master of Human Rights
(2)
A candidate for the graduate certificate or graduate diploma may apply to progress to a longer course in this sequence, providing the candidate meets the admission requirements for that course. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Human Rights requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, with a major in a relevant subject area in the humanities or social sciences, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a Bachelor of Laws degree, or an equivalent qualification; or
(c)
evidence of a minimum of three years' recent, relevant, professional experience in the field deemed by the Dean to be equivalent to the academic admission requirements.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Human Rights requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum 60% average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, including a major in a relevant subject area in the humanities or social sciences, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a Bachelor of Laws degree with a minimum 60% average calculated over the whole degree, or an equivalent qualification; or
(c)
completion of the Graduate Certificate in Human Rights with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Human Rights requires:
(a)
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, including a major in a relevant subject area in the humanities or social sciences, or an equivalent qualification; or
(b)
a Bachelor of Laws degree with a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, or an equivalent qualification; or
(c)
completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Human Rights with a minimum credit (65%) average, or an equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these courses are set out in the Postgraduate Table of Units of Study for the Human Rights subject area.
(2)
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Human Rights are required to complete 24 credit points including:
(a)
12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points from elective units of study.
(3)
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Human Rights are required to complete 36 credit points including:
(a)
12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
24 credit points from elective units of study, including at least 6 credit points of core electives.
(4)
Candidates for the Master of Human Rights are required to complete 48 credit points including:
(a)
12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points from core elective units of study; and
(c)
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 the Human Rights subject area of the Postgraduate Unit of Study Table, these may come from other faculties.

7 Cross-institutional Study

Cross-institutional study is not available in the Graduate Certificate in Human Rights.

8 Credit transfer policy

A maximum of one unit of study may be credited towards the Graduate Certificate in Human Rights and only if:
(a)
the study was completed prior to admission; and
(b)
the study was through the University's Summer or Winter School or Centre for Continuing Education; and
(c)
it is for a unit of study being offered to candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Human Rights.

9 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

10 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2013.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2013 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2018. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.