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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Human Rights MicroMasters Program in collaboration with Curtin University - CurtinX.  Learn about human rights as a multidisciplinary field from history to activism, development, and more.


Enrich your understanding of human rights ideas and practices at local, national and international levels throughout this series of courses from Curtin University. 

The Human Rights MicroMasters Program from edX in collaboration with Curtin University - CurtinX.

  • Human Rights Theory and Philosophy

Explore what is meant by human rights through learning about the development of the conventional understanding of universal human rights as well as some of the major critiques of the concept.

  • Human Rights and Development

Discover why a critical understanding of development is paramount to addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, indigenous rights and issues of social justice.

  • Activism, Advocacy and Change

Learn about the role of social movements, advocacy groups and activism in bringing about social change.

What You'll Learn:

  • The role of modern human rights institutions.
  • The political, historical and philosophical development of ideas about human rights that underpin current systems.
  • Multi-disciplinary, multicultural and multi-religious perspectives of human rights.
  • The roles that social movements, grass-roots campaigns and other initiatives have played in the development of human rights ideas and practices.

Job Outlook

  • Human rights is a multidisciplinary area that incorporates politics, anthropology, philosophy, education, social work and legal frameworks.
  • Career opportunities include human rights worker, educator/teacher, health worker, lawyer, social worker, activist, mediation and conflict worker, community worker and development worker, in both the public and private sector.
  • Graduates from Curtin’s degree program have gone on to work in anti-racism programs, human rights non-government organisations, policy develop

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Rights Theory and Philosophy
  • Human Rights and Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 168 days
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      12 weeks per course; 

      8-10 hours per week, per course

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    900 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 168 days.
  • National

    900 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 168 days.
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