Human Rights

Curtin University

Master On Campus Online
18 months
29600 AUD/year
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This Human Rights course from Curtin University promotes a critical understanding of the discourse that enables policy workers, lawyers, educators, social workers and journalists to contribute to the development, protection and application of human rights.


This Human Rights course from Curtin University suits those who want to enter the field of human rights or add a human rights perspective to their profession; and to those working in the field who wish to enhance their knowledge in a particular area of human rights practice or advocacy.

Using both theoretical and practical learning methods, you’ll examine modern human-rights institutions and explore the philosophical and political development of beliefs about human rights that underpin current systems. You’ll consider how social movements, grass-roots campaigns, and government and non-government organisations have contributed to human rights practices and activism.

The courses examine the subject from multidisciplinary, multicultural and multireligious perspectives to ensure you develop a globalised understanding.

Students who complete the master degree to a high standard can apply for doctoral-level studies.

Career information

The future of human rights

The world is becoming increasingly complex where the interests of multinationals, organisations and communities intersect.

Curtin’s postgraduate human rights courses emphasise the importance of human dignity and environmental protection. Our students learn the concepts and skills required to enable them to understand how accountability, justice, fairness, inclusion and human dignity can be realised.


  • International relations
  • Human resources
  • Global health
  • Law
  • Media
  • Education
  • United Nations organisations
  • NGOs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Rights Theory and Philosophy 
  • Community Education and Consciousness Raising 
  • Human Rights and Development 
  • Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions 
  • Human Rights Instruments and Institutions 
  • Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




300 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 061485B

  • To apply for a course at Curtin University, you will need to provide certified copies of your previous qualifications and English proficiency documents. Additional documentation may be required for particular courses or personal circumstances.

Certified copies of all your previous qualifications

  • Academic transcripts
  • Grading system descriptions
  • Award certificates

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29600 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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